Last week I left off my Montana trip journal at our stop at Mt. Rushmore, so that is where we pick up again. We rode a tram up to a fun little restaurant that served buffalo burgers and gave us a great view of the distant Mt. Rushmore. The way back down was a giant slide. I didn’t get many photos from here, so I made my own! The tram on this page is made from a coke can, cut and folded. Rivets fasten on the safety bar, and make a place for a baker twine line to run through so that the “tram” can actually slide back and forth on the page. I cut heads of my daughters out of other photos, and made paper bodies to go with them. I slide these into the tram, and created a visual memory of the day.
The title for the page was cut out of a map page.
That night was spent at the Roubaix Lake Campground where we spent a very soggy night in our tents in a thunderstorm. The lake was beautiful though! Whenever I knew I would be adding a photo in later, I used a block of scrapbook paper to hold the spot.
Hitting the road again, I did more sketching and journaling on my lap in the car, noting any interesting things that we saw on the way. I had brought along a small set of letter stamps that proved very handy!
A few pages from this keepsake trip journal were included in the Autumn 2014 issue of Somerset Memories. I am always excited to spot a magazine that my work is in, like this from my local Michael’s store!