Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Headbangers--Welcome Home

This new archway--well, new to us who have been here for over 35 years, welcomes us to our town. I actually took this picture before it was completed.

This is like a welcome home when we go on a cruise. Seattle is our port of departure and return.
But this scene is the one which marks a welcome home when we've been on a road trip--much more likely than a cruise as we've cruised three times over the years but road trips? Those happen several times a year.

This is the view as we come back home into the Yakima Valley when we have been visiting relatives in the Southwest. We finish up over Satus Pass and come down here into Toppenish. Not much farther to be home. I had to go back and check the photo to make sure that this was an accurate description. It could have been coming down from Bickleton, or over the Horse Heavens from Paterson, or very similar to the view down into the Valley coming from Chinook or White Passes, or down from Ellensburg over Manashtash Ridge.  No matter which, once we come over a ridge and see the Valley, we know we are almost home.

A simple view--nothing spectacular. But it's home.

Our new headbanger Christine gave us this week's header theme. You can find her link on my sidebar, as well as links to the blogs of the other headbangers.


Lew said...

The view that tells you "almost home" is certainly comforting after a long trip! Our longer trips are to the south, so the Potomac River is our welcome home view.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very nice Kathy, it is a welcoming view when coming home.

Craver Vii said...

I can identify with that feeling of seeing familiar landmarks that welcome me back to the area after a long trip.

Christine said...

That is really neat! I love having a marker to know "we're almost home," but yours is certainly quite a view! Nothing like it here in Prairie Land!

Liz said...

And there's no place like it.