September 14, 2010
We are finally home. What was a 3 day show turned out to be 10 days of insane travel. Krista, I, and Pauper’s Candle Company traveled the open road to Mammoth Lakes, California for an artisan show. We decided to take 395 South from Spokane to Mammoth Lakes. It was an incredible and beautiful trip. We traveled through the plains and desert of Washington, Oregon, and California. If you want to see some unique country in which the highway stretches on forever, then this is the road trip for you. If you don’t like the utter feeling of being alone, or that you are the only person to survive World War III, then this road of desolation is definitely not for you. However, we still highly recommend the mirror reflections of Lake Alberta in Oregon or the tufa spires found at Mono Lake, California.
In conclusion to our show at Mammoth Lakes, we decided to take a quick tour of our National Parks on the way back to Sandpoint, Idaho. We saw Yosemite Valley, Death Valley, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Yellowstone National Parks. We have seen some of the most beautiful parts of our country. It was a refreshing trip to take during these turbulent economic and political times. If you are feeling lost, discombobulated, or overwhelmed by the negative media, we highly suggest shutting the television off and taking a road trip to some of our National Parks. Seriously, life is too short and we all need to find moments to enjoy and celebrate life. This trip was one of those times for us, and we recommend the open road of exploration to anyone who needs a fresh perspective.
Hopefully, we’ll see you at one of our shows at some unique destination for you and us.