Monday, July 19, 2010

Muse on Vacation

I'm posting this before we go on vacation because we're heading west, young man. (I know, corny, but I swear, that's what I hear every time I think that we're going "out west" - I'm a north-easterner; that's how we talk.) Since it's the 19th, we should be in the Grand Tetons and heading back to Denver to catch our flight home on the 20th. Kind of funny to be writing about the end of the vacation before it's even started, but I'm told cell service is nil in Yellowstone, and pretty sad for this part of the country for AT&T (gee, thanks, guys...). We're doing Mt. Rushmore, Mt. Crazy Horse, the Black Hills of SD, Devil's Tower, Cheyenne and all points in between, and Yellowstone. All places I've been to before, but it's been (ahem) thirty-one years. I can't wait to see how much more of Crazy Horse is completed; I want to see if the acres of prairie dog ditches are still near the base of Devil's Tower (and if there are scorch marks from that space ship landing...)

I am bringing my laptop on the silly thought that I might get some writing done, but I'm not holding out much hope. In the last 20 months I've written four books, edited five, am working on another one, and thinking of my next proposal. I think the muse and I have earned a few weeks off to recharge. And my kids kind of forget what I look like. ;)


So here are a few pictures I've picked off the internet (with attributions) of what I'm going to see and I hope to be able to post some of my actual ones when I get home.





11 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great vacation, Judi! Give us a holler if you have any Close Encounters at Devil's Tower!

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  2. Looks like you'll be having a great time--maybe your muse will inspire you in some way on your vacation! See you at RWA!

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  3. I love that part of the country. Everyone needs to see it at least once. And it sounds as if both you and your muse need a vacation. I could use one myself.

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  4. What wonderful sights you are going to see! Have a terrific time, Judi!

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  5. Judi,
    I'm still trying to comprehend 5 books in so short a time! Wow!

    I made the grand tour of the west back in 1996--I think! Anyway, thanks for the trip down Memory Lane and I'll look forward to seeing your updated pictures!

    Amelia

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  6. Wish I was there, Judi! I'm missing Idaho and the big sky country so much!

    Have a great time. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it at Nationals!

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  7. We're in Ft Collins right now. I actually saw all of these sights and more. I'll be posting on my blog soon. This is my second time for this trip and it's just as fabulous the second time. And, yep, Olivia, every American should make this trip at least once.

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  8. We traveled that path a few years ago, Judi, and it was fantastic. It is definitely on the top of our list for best vacations ever and one we hope to duplicate someday, only with more time than 2 weeks to fully enjoy!

    I hope your holiday was completely wonderful. And you are right to let the writing muse go on holiday for a spell. I am sure she will be back with a vengeance!

    See you next week in Orlando.d

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  9. Awesome pics, Judi!

    I haven't had a chance to get to the blog recently, but I'm happy I scrolled down a bit to find your post.

    Enjoy the rest of you vacation "out west." Another Easterner who knows what you mean. According to Bostonians, anything west of the Berkshires is the wilderness. LOL

    Ash

    Ash

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  10. I have been in that path last year. I had a great time in that travel. I want to congratulate you for having a wonderful time traveling.

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