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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Grizzly Bears and Traveling Salesmen

On June 9, Ashley Southworth and her husband were driving back to Cody from Yellowstone at around 6:30 p.m. when they spotted this incredible sight.”  from KTVQ News Montana

5 Grizzly Bears off North Fork Highway. Photo by Ashley SouthworthWould you not love to see a sight such as this?   I lived near Cody before marrying the cowboy and made the drive up the North Fork Highway to Yellowstone Park many, many times—looking for wildlife.  Once I did see three grizzly bears foraging for food alongside the river—back in the days before digital cameras—but never five at once and standing up.  Amazing!!!

Anybody remember traveling salesmen??  Well today I participated in a sort of “traveling salesmen” roadshow.  The company which manufacturers the brand of longarm quilting machine I own, APQS, has a van--

IMG_2301in which Mark and Josh travel the US doing their own kind of roadshow.  They book a meeting room in a hotel—send out invitations and set up five different APQS machines.  These guys have this down to a science!  They also ask the local sales representatives such as me to attend.  So, early this morning I was off to Butte, MT—160 miles one way.  Mark and Josh give a presentation then allow participants to try out the machines.  I enjoyed getting to see the latest and greatest models—plus I got to play a little too! Smile

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I made a quick stop at the grocery store in Livingston.  Back home I found the cowboy moving dirt and one little lonesome dog!  It’s good to be home!

8 comments:

  1. Oh cool, I wish the APQS would come to my town!

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  2. That picture of the grizzlies is so amazing. I remember seeing one or two a zillion years ago when I worked in Yellowstone. Glad you got to play.

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  3. What a shot! They look curious about the photographer.... like wondering how he'd taste for dinner?

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  4. That photo is amazing! What a once in a life time shot. Thanks for sharing!

    Now that is job I wouldn't want. Traveling and setting up five of those huge machines doesn't sound like fun. But I can imagine how exciting it was for you as a quilter and the owner of one of these monsters:)

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  5. Amazing photo of the bears - thanks for sharing...

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  6. Can't even imagine what would prompt all of the bears to stand and look like that......they look like lawn sculptures! Those machines are crazy big, I bet it was great fun to see what new goodies they can do :-)

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  7. amazing captures of the bears! phyllis

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  8. Hmmm. I can only see four bears there in the photo. Maybe one is hiding in the trees...

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