Sunday, June 21, 2015

Yellowstone Lodge

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The lodge is just incredible, made from trees taken from this very spot and built in less than a year! 

 

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I just can’t imagine building with only hand tools available in 1906.  An amazing feat.

 

 

 

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Little gems, wherever you look.  That is one amazing lamp.  I wonder if it’s a Tiffany….

 

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I don’t believe I have ever seen this much wood in any building….ever.

 

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This is less than one third of this building, as I couldn’t get back far enough.

 

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See this foot shot?  Yep, that’s Sherry #1 (I was traveling with two) and me.  We are waiting and waiting for Old Faithful (who’s not so faithful anymore) to spout (about every hour to hour and a half).  You can see her in the background to the right over my big feet. 

THIS IS WHEN MY CAMERA BATTERY DIED!

I am off to borrow a picture of Old Faithful as she blows….sorry.

Doing catch up here at home, I promise to get to some blogs soon.  Hugs to all of you.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Yellowstone

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I just don’t know where to start……Yellowstone is just the most gorgeous place ever!

 

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I just feel speechless….at all the beauty.  This is not snow but chemicals from the ground. 

 

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I thought the sulfur might have killed these trees but it was the excess water.  And nope that’s not snow! 

 

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It was just one amazing sight after another. 

 

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Isn’t this just amazing?

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This is one of many geysers we saw at this beautiful site. 

 

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I don’t have words for all this beauty.

 

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These guys were hanging out right behind our trailers each morning.  No this is not all the wildlife we saw….more on that later.

 

Internet access is so limited that I can only post sporadically but will try again tomorrow. 

 

 

 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Loving the Road

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Sorry I am so late in posting but several of our campsites didn’t have good internet. 

 

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Heading out to Yellowstone Park…..  Look at this wonderful quilt/tablecloth both of us lucky ladies got from our wonderful travel coordinator, Sherry.  Lucky us!  It depicts all of our camping spots.  All are embroidered and personalized. 

 

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First stop…Butte, Montana. 

 

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Shanty Shack is just one of my favorite trailers and it happens to be Sherry’s. 

 

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It was hot but such a wonderful start to our journey…so exciting.  Hope to post again soon….depending on the internet connections. 

 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Hitting the Road to Yellowstone

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Driving Ms. Daisy is ready for the road.  Now I just hope I have enough food, clothing (for all kinds of weather) and the fortitude for the long drives.  I always take too much food but it is harder to plan for a longer trip.  I usually only stay out for a max of four days, ten will be a different matter.

 

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My neighbor will be keeping an eye on my girls in the Chicken Mansion.  Dash will remain at home for most of my trip….he gets a mini vacation with my daughter and grandboys, which I am sure he will enjoy. 

 

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I will keep you posted along the way, if possible.  See you soon.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Throwback Thursday

 

This photo was taken in 1937 in a Florida RV park.  More of a permanent housing area, rather than day to day camping.  Camping by the week with power and water…$1 a week…wasn’t that quite a bit in the 30’s?

 

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Love the add-on here for extra room, especially nice when it rains.  She looks like she is getting a lot of knitting done…look at all the hats.  It seems unusual to see them all wearing slacks….not that I blame them.

 

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Returning home from school and work. 

 

 

Work camp during the 30’s.  Love the windows in that trailer….  What I wouldn’t give for that one!

 

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Could this be the first motorhome?  Love those doors that open backwards….were they called suicide doors?

 

Some of the pictures above came from Old Picture of the Day a fun blog if you like old photos.