It’s good to be back.
It’s been over three years since our last official “Church Trip”, when we went to the Pacific Northwest, so we’re clearly long overdue for some travel. More accurately, we’re due a vacation (isn’t everyone?), and what better spot than the
Hold up… Turns out, in early April, as I’m re-writing this intro for the third time in two years, travel to Canada still isn’t looking so great. For over two years, we’ve been planning a magnificent trip to Canada and northern Montana to visit a multitude of locations in the northern Rockies. Disappointingly, we’ve had to put those plans on hold for yet another year.
Time for some good news, though: on April 2, the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated individuals can travel again with low risk. Even though Canada is once again pushed to the distant horizon, we’re still able to travel within the States, and what better spot to social distance than “Big Sky Country”?
Buckle up; there’s a lot of travel to make up for, and a lot to share.
Travel, Travel, Travel
In late 2019, Faith and I started planning a weekend trip to Boston, to take place in April 2020. Our schedules were quickly filling up, so we decided to postpone. Turns out, it wasn’t the greatest time to travel after all…
Besides the Boston trip, our recent trips should have included:
There’s been much disappointment, but maybe one day, all these trips will finally happen! We did at least manage to squeeze in a couple of short trips to NC/SC beaches with both sides of the family. However, if you get sunburned like I do, or even if you don’t, there’s no substitute for the mountains.
A quick family update: my broken nose is healed, and I’m loving the benefits of my recent LASIK surgery. Faith is busy teaching 35+ music students and playing at a multitude of weddings (check out her website). Mom has recovered well from her 2019 gall bladder surgery. Dad is pretty much his normal self.
That’s about all the new news I’ll give, since I’m reasonably sure everyone is sick of hearing about quarantine projects and COVID opinions.
This trip will be Mom, Dad, and me, and for the first time [on a Church Trip] Faith! With four people, it will certainly be a new breed of adventure.
The order is somewhat TBD, but we are planning on visiting the following locations on this trip:
- Glacier National Park (MT)
- Yellowstone National Park (WY, ID, MT)
- Grand Teton National Park (WY)
- Flathead Lake (MT)
- Great Salt Lake (UT)
- Missoula, MT
- Bozeman, MT
I’m sure we’ll hit a lot of other locations on and off the beaten bath, but so far this is the primitive plan. Closer to our departure, I’ll post an official introduction.
Here’s a general idea of our planned route…and no, we’re not planning on driving all that in one day, or even one week! Like any good road trip, it’s well spaced out with many stops along the way. Plus, this is nothing compared to driving all the way up to Maine.
Pretty Picture Previews
We head out around the beginning of July, so in the meantime, here are some photo previews of some of our destinations:
As always, thanks for following our travels! I’ll try to avoid alliteration going forward. Click the button to subscribe via email to new post notifications.
See you soon.
– Isaac, Faith, Jerry, and Amy