Saturday, August 16, 2008

Trip, Finale


This is the last post for this vacation. It took a month to finish, but that's OK. Plenty of things to compete with journaling time so I'm just glad I could finish it and it didn't become an uncompleted goal. A year ago I knew we were going to Glacier and I knew I wanted to journal it, even though I hadn't learned to journal yet, much less have an on-line blog. So this post is a dream come true for me. I did it!

We're on the train here, coming home. Settling in for another 30-hour ride.


Here's a list of how we fill 30-hours. The first hours go well, but by the time we're approaching Chicago, we're ready to have it over. Then we drive a few hundred miles to get home. Kinda have a tense time getting out of Chicago, but the rest go fine. Then time to adjust to regular life again. Goes by fast and I'm ready to go again. If you like the ourdoors, Glacier National Park is a great place to visit.


Since I haven't done this before I decided to do a spread that covers what I carried and how I approached sketching for this trip. The old memory bank doesn't work as well as it used to. Next trip I'll read this to refresh my memory. If anyone has comments or suggestions on how THEY approach travel journaling, I would be interested in reading your responses.

13 comments:

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Loads of great new stuff on your blog. Always interesting.

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful trip journal! LOVE that sketch of the log cabin! : )
Cheers!
Mary Ellen

Quilt Knit said...

This is fantastic Journal! Just Wonderfl! Love the writing (calligraphy), and sketching and photos.
I am hoping the iPhone allows the Pogo soon. It will be such a delight.


Sherrie Roberts

((( Circle of Travel Hugs )))

susan said...

What a great documentation/history of your trip. I love your compositions on each of the pages. Plus it sounds like a once in a lifetime trip.

ffyrebird said...

Congratulations on finishing your journal!! I have enjoyed looking at your posts so very much. GNP sounds like a dream vacation.

Deb said...

I have enjoyed your journal! Thanks for sharing your vacation.

Barbara said...

You've come home with such a wonderful travel journal of your trip. I made my own first travel journal this summer and it enhanced my enjoyment a thousand percent! It's the only way to go! Your is incredible.

Sandy said...

What a fabulous journal, I know I loved doing mine, and the rewards are far beyond the actual journal This is a jewel in its self.

purplepaint said...

John - this is so cool!!! Love the bit about how we fill our time... I still can't believe you guys did such a big hike! Congrats! Thanks for visiting my blog. Marva

Andres said...

Splendid journey & journal. I like the "memory aide" of noting what you took & how it worked

Alison said...

Your pages are so beautifully arranged.

Paul said...

Hi John,

Fantastic! I really loved your pages and its pretty cool. I am enjoying your blog so much. Thank you for sharing your sketches and hope to see more from you.

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Cynthia Padilla, International Arts Instructor said...

Love your pages John.They capture what I want workshop participants to try. If you are at Flickr, please add it to the pool Sketch Crawl Santa Fe And of course I invite you to sign up and join us in New Mexico!