Well, we made it back! All of Nevada and Idaho had 60 mph winds but we managed to shoot the gap between two storms when we came over the last pass at Monida and into Montana.
Thankfully, Grandpa Julius is much better and seems to be pretty close to his old self. We are so relieved. It was wonderful to get to spend time with him, he is such a fun man. Seeing the whole family was lovely! The trip was really hard on us though, not sure when we'll be heading back. California is nice and warm but ugh - what a rat race. We missed being where there are much much fewer people than cows. Perfect.
More to come, but am currently fried - off to bed!