Thursday, September 02, 2004

What Happened to August?

Greetings from Kansas.

I swore I wouldn't have to do another marathon blogfest...but here I am again!

I've got good intentions...really! We've just been so busy, and my writing schedule is really kicking into high gear. Since I do all the driving too...well...sometimes I just don't have time to do it all.

We've been in Junction City, Kansas for the past week. A really looonnnnng week in a parking lot, having some maintenance done on our fifth wheel.

Hopefully we'll be on the road by Saturday, moving on to Washington D.C.

We've got some great pics for you...whether you're an armchair traveler or fulltime RV'er..enjoy.

Yellowstone National Park...and another blogflurry!




Yellowstone Lake. It snowed in the high country the night before...and never got above 46 degrees the whole day...in AUGUST! Posted by Hello

Yellowstone Wonders



I hadn't been to Yellowstone since I was 3. Aside from Old Faithful...the whole park is one gigantic burble of spewing, spouting, steaming geothermal activity.

Another Local Hotspot



No matter where you go in Yellowstone, natural
wonders abound. We were there somewhat off season,
which I highly recommend.

One Of Yellowstone's Many Waterfalls


We drove across Yellowstone Park, with the requisite stop to see Old Faithful do it's thing. Along the way are may beautiful vistas, including some spectacular waterfalls.

Big Kahuna



Big Dude...do buffalo GET any bigger than this? The whole herd came really really CLOSE to our truck. We could hear him grunting. :-)

The Mountain Speaks if we will listen...Grand Teton



Grand Teton National Park. If you haven't been there....GO NOW! We had some less than great weather...it was still absolutely magical.

Buffalo Roaming


Backdrop from Central Casting. Words cannot fully express the atmosphere of Grand Teton. It truly touches your spirit in a way few places do. Pulling over in the truck to watch (and listen!) the the buffalo is both soothing and exciting.

Splendor In The Tetons



Even with overcast weather...it's magnificant. This is one of my favorite photos taken by Ron. Personally, I think Yellowstone pales in comparison. We really lucked out too...it just was NOT crowded.

Mystery Photo


If you notice anything odd about this photo...send us a note! ;-)

The Moose is Loose


FINALLY... From Sea to Shining Sea...to foreign lands and back...I finally got to see my MOOSE!! Up to this point in our travels through Canada, Maine, and all points rugged and northerly...we've only seen dead moose on the side of the road.

Hooray for the living, breathing, magnificant creatures!

One the way to Baker City, Oregon...take a hike!



Our dear friend Peter photographing a flower. He's 82, his wife Edith is 80...and they outhiked us. We met up with them in Eastern Oregon (they're fulltime RV'ers too.) In the mountains between Sumpter and Baker City.

Hiking At Marble Pass, Oregon



A little rock in the trail...we were hiking at 8,000 feet. Guess who was ahead of us? Peter and Edith. I'm just trying to keep up!

Spud Country?


Is it just me...or is that a potato in the creek? Icy cold rushing
water was so nice to hike by.

Baker City, Oregon



Gorgeous sunset over Eastern Oregon. Posted by Hello

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City, Oregon



I HAD to do it...I walked the Oregon Trail.

Early RV's


How it all began...Westward Ho!

Critters



Rusty gets checked out by an equally well-trained bison.  Posted by Hello

A Lively Crew...




More of our new friends at the Interpretive Center. The displays are very well done...right down to dirt on their faces and moisture in the horse's nose. Posted by Hello

Satellite Stud in Eugene, Oregon



Satellite Stud...quickest aim in the West. Ron has an uncanny ability to aim satellites. He doesn't even use the spendy $400 aiming device you're supposed to need. He had our internet up and running in about 5 minutes. This was our first day with full hookups in a month. We stopped to replace our cell phone at Verizon, and catch up on laundry.
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