January found us in Alabama at Payne Lake Campground, serving as volunteer camphosts. We met up with this Armadillo in our yard one morning. He was a tough little guy!
February was a happy month. Our daughter got married, and added a wonderful son-in-law to our family.
In March, Fabgrandpa turned 62. We celebrated by going out to lunch for a catfish plate, then to Moundville to the Indian Mounds there. This is the Black Warrior River in Moundville.
We headed back up to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in April. It doesn’t open to the public until May 15th each year, but Fabgrandpa helps get things ready for opening day.
A snowstorm in May brought winter back to the North Rim for a couple of days. The snow was blowing up out of the canyon here.
By June, the sun was out but it was still chilly enough for a sweater during the day. The view was hazy due to several fires burning in the area.
July brings monsoons to the Grand Canyon. This storm was scary, with lots of wind, thunder and lightening.
All the rain and snow rewarded us with a gorgeous array of wildflowers in August!
Nope, not smoke. That’s fog in the canyon. September’s cooler temperatures brought many foggy mornings.
October turned the Kaibab National Forest to gold. These aspens were at the height of color on this beautiful fall day.
A short road trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia in November brought us this view of the Atlantic Ocean.
And after all that traveling around, we closed on our new house in December! We aren’t giving up the nomadic life just yet, though. I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for us.