Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 30

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!

A driving day. We are now in Glendive, Montana where the current temperature feels like 103 degrees.

Cranky? You bet we are!!

But Not so cranky that we forgot Louis's birthday......Happy B-Day, Louis!

Montana is beautiful to dive through.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 29

As Dave Sees It!
As Framp Remembers It!

We had a lovely breakfast after sleeping in until 7:30. Lovely, lovely.

Then into the Sonata to take in the grandeur of Yellowstone Park.

We took the east side of the park today, seeing as how we had taken the west side yesterday. The high point was 8,8857 feet above sea level. Dave managed to get some snow off a snow pack! Cool. Here's a pic of Dave's balls.

We hiked one small boardwalk to see the mud pools. The smell of sulphur was pretty awful (it reminded Dave of the dioxide plant).

Quite a few of the drivers just stop in the middle of the road to get pictures and lots of the big animals walk on the road, so we were prepared for anything.

Well, almost dizzy driver stopped his car in the road, got out and walked about 100 paces away from his car. He didn’t even try to pull over to the nonexistent shoulders. Truly amazing!! Two legged wild life. This was the bear he was trying to take a photo of. I had to really zoom to get this.

We stood at the 45th parallel! We can do it in Ingleside, too.

Off to Glendale, Montana....Well that's if we make it. We may stop earlier!!

Day 28

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!

We left Montpelier, Idaho and headed north for Jackson “.....We got married in fever, Hotter that a pepper sprout....”. Unfortunately, we were too early to see the cowboy dinner show.

We made really good time and were in Yellowstone National Park in time to see the 1:08 eruption of Old Faithful.

The drive from Old Faithful to our campsite outside the north entrance of the Park was fraught with danger .... from bad drivers, who can’t stay on their side of the yellow lines. There were no shoulders on either side of the road.

Dave was pretty fried by the time we made it to camp.

We had a lovely fire. We have not had many because of the high fire risks in so many of the states that we have been though.

Tomorrow, back into the park with the car to test ourselves against the two legged wild life.

Day 27

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!

Last night our hosts decided to set off fireworks in the RV Park directly in front of the Enterprise... My kind of people. It made sleeping a tad difficult. It was a kind of funny, in a twisted sort of a way.

A driving day today. We made it to Montpelier, Idaho, just north of the Utah border and west of Wyoming.

A good day.

Day 26 - Part Two

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!
We decided to take a trip out to Bryce Canyon.....30 miles can provide a whole new climate. What awesome sights awaited us.

We dropped the car in the parking lot and took a shuttle bus to Bryce Point, then we hiked a small rim trail, only about 1.3 miles down to the next shuttle stop.

Hauling a$$ tomorrow to try to get to Montpelier, Idaho.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 26

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!

It's a rainy day, it's a rainy day, it's a rainy day and I can't go out and play......

If the rain lets up a little in Panguish, Utah, Dave and I will try to go to Bryce Canyon.... I may post more later.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 25

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!
Zion Canyon. Beautiful but there were not all that many accessible trails. The other national parks had a lot of paved trail because of the Americans with Disabilities Act of the 1990’s. This park was more rugged. However there was a shuttle bus to take people around the park to all the trailheads and give a canned , though informative, talk. We did two of the easier hikes right after we had some expensive chow!

It had some areas of flora that was fantastic.

Back home for a nap and dinner. What will tomorrow bring?

Day 24

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!
There are some days that seem to bring their own set of problems! Dave’s day was like that. He couldn’t find his trailer keys, so after some looking we decided he would use my keys and we would get a new set of keys cut if his did not turn up!

We had to load the Sonata on Dolly....Yep, Dave crush his pointer finger on his left hand between the RV and the propane tank! Ouch! The poor guy couldn’t even let loose with a string of foul language because there were too many people about! I went quietly and sat in the trailer and tried to keep a really low profile.
We stopped and got gas then headed north to the KOA closest to both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.
As we near our destination, Dave discovered that he has no idea where his wallet is.....He thought he might have gotten it out to pay for the free with fill up ice at the gas station. He announced that when we got camp set up he would drive back to the gas station to get the wallet if necessary. I announced that he should not drive or do anything!! I would go back! Thank god, the wallet was in the car.
We had dinner, played on the internet and then the day was done and we were safe abed.

Day 23

As Dave Sees It!

As Framp Remembers It!
Hit the road to Dessert View, a lookout designed by Mary Coulter. Pretty cool.

We headed up to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon via Marble Canyon. We needed to get the Enterprise from the Marble Canyon Lodge parking lot. It was HOT! I know, I know...It's a dry heat.

We picked up groceries and set out to find Kaibab Camper Village. Only one wrong turn and an hour later, we arrived at our RV park.

We decided to watch the sun set from the North Rim Lodge and have dinner there as well. On the road, we saw a beautiful rainbow. God is good!

The view from the Lodge was great, as was the dinner. Tuna steak with a pineapple chutney, roasted red pepper mashed potatoes. Yummm

Aaah, a beautiful day capped off by a great meal. Off to bed!