Heaven Smells of Desert Rain

July 21st

Driving through the desert

Driving through the desert

Driving through the desert

Driving through the desert

Picture 010Driving through the desert

Oh, how it rained on the drive home yesterday. It was so beautiful and refreshing! I left Wyoming at 4 am, bundled in a sweatshirt with 62 degree weather, hit Utah by lunch with 80 degree temperatures and then entered Arizona late-afternoon to rain and a cool breeze. By the time I made it home some 16 hours later, it was pouring and 72!  Can you imagine?

I feel a little like Phoenix missed me as much as I missed her. She put on her cutest dress, shaved her legs and went all out to welcome me home. If that weren’t enough, today is rainy and cool too; this couldn’t be better to adjust back to the working world after such a fantastically relaxing vacation.

Now, back to work. Three months from today I turn 30, and frankly, I’ve got a lot to accomplish between now and then. Just 90 days and this is going to be fun…


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  1. AmyinAZ July 21, 2009

    You definitely picked a great time to get out of here and a great day to return. I love this rain, even if I get soaked on my bike! Btw, my aunt and uncle leave for Kenya and Uganda today, and when I saw them and their friends from Nairobi this weekend, I thought of you. Enjoy the weather!

  2. Welcome Home Kelli! Glad you had a wonderful trip.

  3. Ahh, yet some more gorgeous photos! It’s been amazing back home for the last few days. Monsoon season is the reason I’d find it so hard to ever leave.

  4. Some day, can we go on a road trip. I think we’d have fun on a road trip together.

  5. Welcome home! Sounds like the desert missed its favorite daughter.

  6. Tina in Duluth July 21, 2009

    Welcome home, Kelli!

    I’m really looking forward to seeing what you’ll be doing in the next 90 days. Maybe I’ll see some of it in person?

  7. You’re not 30 yet, and all you’ve done so far?? Girl, I got some catching up to do! Welcome home!

  8. Welcome back to our fair city! I felt the 72 degrees, too…for a few brief minutes. Your trip looked so great.

    I knew you were a young’un but I didn’t know you hadn’t turned 30 yet! Wow, you are so accomplished. I’m eager to see what you have in mind for yourself for the next 90 days.

  9. I love that you did this for yourself.
    You are one of my heroes!

  10. You need to accomplish more than you already do!?!? Hard to believe! So, your bday is Oct 21st?? Glad you made it home safely–can’t believe you drove 16 hours straight by yourself!

  11. Kelli, what a lovely welcome home treat. I’m glad you had a good time and that you are safe and sound. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. Big welcome-home Hugs…

  12. Man, I love the smell of desert rain…Your trip sounds like so much fun. I’ve always wanted to do a road trip like that. Welcome back.