Why? Why not! Wyoming!

July 15th

Saying Goodbye

Said goodbye to Cody in Denver…

On the road again

and hit the open road for Wyoming.


Driving and driving and driving


I was greeted by three giant happy dogs, a cabin full of friends I love and a garden bursting with colors.

Pretty paper thin flowers




my perch

The cabin has a wrap-around porch, horses, a barn and a 360 degree view of some of the most gorgeous country I’ve ever seen.

Wyoming Hike

Forest Floor



Indian Paintbrush


The gang

This road trip has a new theme; while the margaritas were spicy fun, the mountains here bring their own mystery. I spent hours yesterday wandering the woods with friends, a pack on my back with nothing more than a water bottle and my camera, and two happy pups at my heels. Mountain living — clean air, the song of birds, the whisper of the running river and the cool breeze above — is a gift. This is the way I want to live.

A slice of heaven


Wildflower bounty

Squaretop Mountain

Squaretop Mountain, as seen from Green River Lake. I am certain the world doesn’t come any prettier or more peaceful.


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25 Responses

  1. Aw, you’re making me crave my visit to Wyoming (and Yellowstone!) even more. Beautiful pics of flowers and countryside. Loving the images. Lucky girl to have friends with a cabin for this beautiful getaway! Glad you’re having fun and relaxing some in between drives!

  2. HELLO CODY! Wow he’s cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    That looks so relaxing! I’m jealous of your vacation ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh, why do I live in the city???? What a beautiful place. You and Cody have the same smile… is that your brother?? ps – I like your new web banner!!

  4. What a beautiful place, have lots of fun Kelli!

  5. Haha I agree – hiiii Cody! Your photos are beautiful. I’ve never been to Wyoming but it’s being added to The List!

  6. Sharon July 15, 2009

    If you move to Wyoming I’m going to show up on your doorstep!! Maybe we can trade my house near the beach for yours in Big Sky country! Your photos are breath taking and I am enjoying every minute of your trip!

  7. That sounds like the perfect place. All the way perfect.

  8. Your trip has made me want to return to these grogeous states once again. Kelli your photos are awesome. ewnjoy every peaceful m,oment nature brings you!

  9. I could be wrong (it’s happened before), but it looks to me like you are getting just exactly what your soul needs. Yay!

  10. Can I come with you next time? Please?! I’ll be good car company!

  11. Beautiful! I love the last photo.

  12. I love it!

  13. I love Wyoming! Enjoy your stay….

  14. BIG SKY COUNTRY!!!!! I guess. Wow, gorgeous flowers, pines, mountains, clouds, sky. Too fun. Were those flowers in the first flower pic unnaturally huge or was it just the angle of your camera? They look humongous!

    It sounds and looks like absolute heaven there. You are on a sublime roadtrip!!!!!

    I’m jealous (but not in a bad way).

  15. Kelli!! The photos are gorgeous! What a wonderful place. I have never thought of Wyoming as a place to visit, but wow, I’ll add it to my list also.
    (Iยดm jealous too.)

  16. As one of our great American Poets once said…

    scuse me while i kiss the sky.
    Jimi Hendrix.


  17. I’ve never been, but your photos make me want to see Wyoming…like, now!!

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  19. Amazing pics Kelli, I love the mountains too, they give me a sense of peace nothing else does. And that almost empty road…. for me, it’s the way I think about freedom!
    I’ll leave on saturday, see you in august, I will miss you.
    Take care.

  20. So peaceful, so beautiful! The photos are gorgeous.The poppies are amazing!

  21. wow! so beautiful! I wish I was there right now.

  22. Carolyn July 16, 2009

    Absolutely breathtaking photos, Kelli! You are truly taking a road trip in God’s country!! I wish I were able to hide in your backpack. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. How fun! Beautiful country up there! Although, I got a warning driving through Wyoming a few years ago driving from Seattle to CT – the “Move Over” law! So…be careful!

  24. did you swim in that lake? cause I would swim in that pretty lake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I have always wanted to go to Wyoming and now I am bumping it up several notches on my bucket list…what a beautiful place!! Your photos were breathtaking, and I especially loved the poppies and the scenery. If you move up there please let me know when I can come up to visit!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful time!!