Tuesday, August 09, 2005

All Roads Lead Home


Down from the mountains...


...across the deserts...


...away from the bug-infested south...


...all roads lead home! Yes, we are finally once again at home in dear ol' Harvard, Illinois! Even despite the drought, it is truly beautiful here! Of course, we may be slightly biased. Actually, you'd all probably laugh if you could have heard us driving through central Illinois discussing the beauties of the cornfields. It is a cultivated beauty that the western states just don't have. It looks inhabited, and civilized. Homely and welcoming. Ah, yes! There is no place like home!

Here are a few remaining miscellaneous pictures from our trip!

Filling the tank - the most constant, most expensive, and most non-photographed event of our trip!


One other typically non-photographed event... window washing.


The scenery along the way was breathtaking... to some more than others!




20 comments:

Nathan & Jeanine DeLadurantey said...

Great pictures, but where on earth did you get the "bug infested South" picture! Glad to have you all back!

Jeanine

Erber Correspondent said...

In the bug infested south, of course! :-)

Actually, it was at a gas station. The bug covered truck was filling up at the pump next to us... and, of course, we couldn't resist snapping the picture!

Can't wait to show you the rest of the 1,000+ pictures we took!

Lindsay said...

Hi Erbers! I got the link you y'all's blog from the Servens' blog, and thought I'd let you know I've been enjoying reading back over the entries on here :) And I love that "bug-infested south" picture!

Erber Correspondent said...

Hi Lindsay! Thanks for stopping by... and for letting us know that you're here! :-) (We have discovered that we have a number of "phantom readers" who read - but never let us know that they are around!)

Hope you enjoy browsing the blog!
Jessica

Lindsay said...

Thanks, Jessica! Sometimes I wonder too who all reads my blog, so I thought I'd let you know I was lurking here :D My mom reads it as well, and she loves the bug truck too :-)

P. J. S. said...

I dislike phantom readers...

P. J. S. said...

On any blog.

Lora-- Lindsay's mom said...

Erbers,
The bug truck is great, a little closer to home than you might realize! After living in South Louisiana for 15 years, that picture brings back warm fuzzy feelings of our time there. Ok, maybe not warm fuzzy feelings, I guess spine tingling would be more appropriate. It goes without saying that we have seen our van look like that on more than one occasion.

2saints said...

Good to have you back! :o)

We love the pics!

Erber Correspondent said...

Mrs. 2saint - It's good to be back!

Mrs. "Lindsay's Mom" :) - Yuck! I think I like the look of the plastic bugs and am glad we don't have experience like that with real ones! Up here the winter months act as an annual pest control application!

Jessica

Jonathan M. Erber said...

Now wait a second...

Warm and Fuzzy, that sounds like a perfect description of some of those southern spiders that I saw on our trip. :-)

The Marshalls said...

Eek. Was it really THAT buggy down there?

-Allison

P.S. The Grand Canyon is SO beautiful!

P.S.S. Did I hear someone say...spiders...???
Warm and fuzzy ones???

Anthony said...

It's not that buggy in San Antonio Texas.

Erber Correspondent said...

Very true, Anthony! We must confess that at the Huber house we were quite free from the bug presence indicated above!

Good thing, too, or we might not come back! :)

Jessica

supyo1776 said...

Glad ya'll made it back home safe and sound. I thoroughly enjoyed our opportunities to visit at different stops along your twisting, winding way.

Lookin' forward to more fun in couple of months,

Tim

Anonymous said...

Jessica,

I believe those bugs are a grasshopper, spinder, ladybug ect....Those bugs could be a cherish or should I say a keepsake.

Erber Correspondent said...

Tim - 6 weeks, and cooking! The Annual F&F Tour Cookie Operation is about to begin!

Anonymous - There are many things in life that I treasure, but grasshoppers, ladybugs, and spiders are NOT among them!

Kathryn said...

Hi Erbers,
I just thought that I would write a comment, so that I can be taken off of the phantom readers list. :-) I have always enjoyed reading, but have never been one to comment much.

Erber Correspondent said...

Hi Kathryn! Thanks for posting! You are hereby removed from the "Phantom Reader" list. :)
See you Sunday -
Jessica

Wesco Journalist said...

I love the traveling ear muffs! If you are from a large family and you travel together, such things can come in handy, as they have for me many times. Sometimes things can get noisy in a family vehicle on a long trip!

Timothy