Throw Back Thursday….A Surprise Disney Adventure Part 5 of 5

It is CHRISTMAS TBT!!!!!!!!

If you missed the other posts you can click on the links here to read them; part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

Yup, this was my Christmas day and present last year, 2013. I couldn’t have been more thrilled. My brother got up early and picked me up from the KOA, we were staying at in our trailer, to take me to a special place to see the sunrise over the desert. It was so beautiful. Here are the photos I captured (I forgot my tripod – NOT good – but hey, it was really early in the morning and I was sick) so please forgive if any are a little blurry.

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The city lay quiet. Some just waking (most likely those little children who just could NOT wait for mom and dad to get up so they could open their gifts), some still sleeping,  and my brother and I were on the top of a mountain? really big hill? I am not really sure, but the view below was amazing!

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Soon the sun began to peak up over the eastern horizon.

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My brother stood watching, waiting and enjoying the anticipation of the Great Painter showing off His glory in the skies.

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Soon, more light was spilling over the rim and the sound of the coyotes in the distance…..oh, if only you could have heard their songs of praise. It was amazing. I loved watching God reveal my Christmas present to me that morning.

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The light was not bright, but dawn had now exposed what I couldn’t see a few minutes earlier.

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On our way out of town we drove through the painted desert on our way to Nevada.

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This painted desert stretches on forever! And we didn’t even see half of it. This was the red side.

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While there we discovered route 66 and had a family photo op, however it wasn’t until after Miles was Miles and did the unexpected….he photo bombed the first attempt….lol.

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Then we stopped in Vegas to visit another brother of mine. There I recovered from the flu I had and my sister in law took us to the M&M store and the Coca Cola store on the strip. We didn’t go anywhere else, so don’t worry, the kids were safe….ha ha. When we left Nevada our adventure was over and we were on our way home. It was an exciting time and a great three and a half weeks of travel.

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