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Sunday, August 28, 2011

They Are Gone

Friends are the best!  We had the most wonderful, busy, fast paced weekend.  Friday we got a later than we wanted to start for Yellowstone National Park—we were all just drinking coffee, admiring the view and chatting.  We finally made it over to the Park around noon and quickly found a place to have our picnic lunch of corn relish salad and chicken salad.  Of course we also had to sample the cream cheese pound cake!

We were in the Park all day long and part of the evening putting over 300 miles on the jeep!  Yes, the jeep, we all four piled into the little jeep because on the way home from the airport Thursday afternoon our Ford dually pickup which cost a small fortune new, is only seven years old and has less than 150,000 miles has developed a major problem!  Diesel engines are supposed to last forever!!!!!  What happened???

Our Park tour started out entering at Mammoth and progressing to Canyon with a quick stop to see Mom and Chuck and deliver some home grown peaches and tomatoes Kelly brought from Kansas City.  On to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the Lower Falls which were spectacular.




We then drove around Yellowstone Lake and back up the west side of the Park seeing very little wildlife—we saw a couple elk in the bushes, a coyote by the road and lots of buffalo.  No elk, not one, in Mammoth even as late as it was in the evening. 

We visited Old Faithful having dinner in the Inn while we waited for the geyser to blow.  Lots and lots of people around!IMG_0337 IMG_0348

IMG_0365 We saw this fellow as we were leaving the Park.  IMG_0367

I’ll continue the weekend story and show some more photos tomorrow.  It was just the best of weekends!  When I got back from the airport this afternoon we started packing the motorhome—off on a new adventure soon!


  1. glad you had a great weekend with your friends!!...lovely waterfall shot!!!

  2. How did you get the gals to the airport?

  3. Thanks for the tour of Yellowstone!

    Great pics of the canyon and the waterfall! You're lucky to live so close to such an amazing place as Yellowstone NP. One of our favourites!

  4. Wow! Glad to have found your terrific blog. Nice job!


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