Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cheers to Dad!

Father's Day is here, and fortunately, I just had the opportunity to spend a few days with my dad as he and my family popped in for a quick visit last week. I must admit, the trip wasn't without its fair share of those edge-of-your-seat adventures. We all had a hair-raising episode on the top of Trail Ridge Road here in Colorado as a thick fog accompanied by heavy rain rolled in. Needless to say, the breathtaking views we craved were absent as my dad slowly maneuvered his way down the winding road, masked in white. And as it's the highest continuous highway in the States, a miscalculation as to where the road twists and turns could result in the end as we know it. Our hearts were beating at an elevated pace to say the least, but luckily my dad was calm as he guided us out of the scare and into the clear. Thank you Daddy for keeping us safe! That's what dads are for :) It was wonderful to see him again, and now we have quite the story to tell!

Love to You & Happy Father's Day!
~ Johanna

* And no, this photo was not taken in Colorado last week.... We had little to no great photo ops with the turbulent skies as they were. This image was actually taken last summer at Mount Rainier in Washington, where we luckily enjoyed a very clear and sunny day together!


Kitty Forseth said...

Oh Johanna! What an adventure, glad that you are all okay. Love the picture of you and your Dad. The kids are with their Dad today, tomorrow we are having an art day at Bruce and Ann's with our cousin who is visiting from Milwaukee. Christian's sister is visiting from Germany and they may join us for a bbq later on.

Enjoy your day!

Johanna Parker said...

I know, it WAS an adventure! :-0

Sounds like tomorrow will be filled with fun! I am glad you are all gathering together, and I wish I could tag along.... Give hugs to all from me!

~ Johanna

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Glad to hear you are all alright - I can just IMAGINE just how scary that ride was. But how wonderful it was that your dad was there to protect you. Hope you all enjoyed your day. Theresa

Johanna Parker said...

Thanks Theresa :) You're a sweetie....

Hope you enjoyed your day as well!

~ Johanna

Tinsell and Whimsy said...

Hi Johanna........I see where some of your adventerous spirit comes from...Thanks Dad! He must be extremely proud of you and all your accomplishments. Was your father an artist in some form or fashion? Glad you had a great day. I climbed to the top of Mt. Whitney once with lightening that was enough for me.

Johanna Parker said...

Sue, your lightning hike sounds frightening!.... Glad you made it down safely.. phew!

Yes, my dad is very proud of me, but my artful side comes more from my mom I believe. He's not so much an artist, but he does have a love for nature that I very much admire...... :)

~ Johanna