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Jul 2, 2018 - Bozeman MT

We re-fueled and hit the road Wednesday morning right at 11:00 and set the autopilot for the Yellowstone’s Edge RV Park – conveniently on the banks of the Yellowstone River – about 18 miles south of Livingston, Montana which, as luck would have it, is about 35 miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park...I did not plan it, it just happened that way :). We got set up and decided that since the weather was good, we pointed the Jeep south and by just after 6:00 we were driving in through the North Entrance of YNP. From there...

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Apr 18, 2018 - Bozeman, Montana

This morning we had breakfast with a small herd of elk--fortunately we were on the inside of the RV and they were browsing all around us. Like the bison, they obviously feel they own the place. The drive up to Bozeman was uneventful and had lots of great scenery. We are getting the chores done here and will leave with full larder, clean clothes, full fresh water tank and empty holding tanks. The plan (since another road in Yellowstone opens on Friday), is to wait until then and spend the day checking out the thermal features in the park...

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National Parks Tour

Jul 24, 2017 - Red Fern / Oklahoma / Osmonds

What in the world does Red Fern, Oklahoma, and the Osmonds have in common?? And, what do any of them have to do with us being in Montana? Yes, there is a commonality. Here's the story... I was in 5th grade. I already loved books by that time, but there was that one special book. The one you never forget. We read it aloud in Mrs. Bailey's class. I was quite shy then, and I'll never forget trying so hard to control my emotions at the conclusion of the book. Needless to say, I couldn't (neither could Mrs. Bailey!). It touched me in a way no...

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Gypsy Journey

Jun 27, 2017 - Blue Highway to New Territory

We are on the road again and sticking to those blue highways. We traveled from Mountain Home, Idaho east through some beautiful mountains and into a valley to Craters of the Moon National Monument. We stopped there for a couple hours perusing the Visitor’s Center and having lunch. We were able to see a part of the park on our drive in and around the Visitors Center. Craters of the Moon, as described by an early National Geographic writers are “…a weird and scenic landscape, peculiar to itself.” Craters of the Moon are volcanic in origin and...

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Sep 18, 2016 - Day 8 - Sunday, Sept. 11

We are in Bozeman, Montana enjoying our day of rest. It has been a hectic and most enjoyable time. Our plan was to attend a local church, but we were too tired! So we will be listening to the River Ridge Podcasts. We have converted our room into a sewing Room (imagine that). Rosalea has stated a "lighthouse themed" project. I started a project that will be used in a blanket for my great niece, Emily. I'm attaching pictures so you get an idea of our busy 'resting.' Our neighbors outside the hotel are very quite as you will see in our...

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Sep 18, 2016 - Day 7, Saturday Sept 10

From Deer Lodge, we headed towards Bozeman with a stop at the "Lewis and Clark Caverns." Believe it or not Lewis and Clark never set eyes on this place! It was discovered by two local ranchers. The trip up to the caverns was the hardest part, it was 3/4 of a mile with a rise in elevation of about 400 feet. I was happy to see that I wasn't the only one having trouble climbing up. I ran into 3 men who were also struggling with the climb. Two were from Oregon. I'd like to use the excuse that we were not used to the elevation, but I think it...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Little Big Horn

Bozeman is only fifteen miles from the national at the site of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It was an easy drive on I-90 to get there. Today was sunny and warm as we made the drive to the monument. We spent most of our time listening to a ranger talk and a visitor center movie. Both were interesting and underscored for me that Custer was not very bright. We walked up the hill to the site of Custer's last stand where the last 41 cavalry men were killed. We also took some time to visit the national cemetery that, while not related to...

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Sep 14, 2016 - Bozeman

This was my second day in long trousers. It was very chilly when we left the hotel and 0°C was measured on a stretch of road where the trees were close on each side. Some of the open top cars had even put their rooves up. There was, however, some sunshine. It was a morning of lakes and we passed Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, Lake Alva, Lake Ivez, Seeley Lake and Salmon Lake. We thought some deer by the side of the road. After the trees had cleared we passed through some and beautiful farmed countryside. We saw both horses and cows although the...

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Sep 11, 2016 - The Bozeman Half

Today I ran the Bozeman Half Marathon. I was worried about two things. First my left leg is still a bit gimpy. Secondly, the race started at 5500 feet in elevation. Offsetting those factors was the race course which was a gradual downhill. All of the runners were bused from the finish in downtown Bozeman to the start at a point south of town. It was a chilly morning when we reached the start just before seven in the morning. The sunrise view from the start was neat. We started right on the dot at 8 and drifted around some rural roads above...

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Sep 9, 2016 - Bozeman

We left the state of Washington on Wednesday after havin spent two months in that state. We decided to get of the interstate and follow route 2 north and east. We stopped for lunch and some grocery shopping in the hamlet of Sandpoint, Idaho. From there we took route 200 (The Lonesome Highway) for about 160 miles to our stopping point at Jellystone Campground just west of Missoula. It!s more fun and more interesting to drive the non-interstate. However we followed I-90 from Missoula to Bozeman to our current location at the Sunrise...

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Jun 9, 2016 - Grotto & Arch Falls

Thursday was my last day in Bozeman. After work, I headed south back into Hyalite Canyon, but this time heading to the trailhead for Grotto Falls. A lovely trail followed Hyalite Creek upstream to this waterfall. I presume there is a cave behind the waterfall, but the water level was really up today so I couldn't really see it. I stopped here to get a couple pictures, but wasn't ready to head back yet. A map at the trailhead indicated Arch Falls was just a little further up the creek. So I continued on the trail to try and find this...

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Jun 8, 2016 - Another Hike up the M

Wednesday, I had a dinner to attend after work, so not a lot of time for hiking. I headed back to the M and this time took the easy way up, or at least started that way. In about a half-mile from the trailhead, I turned right on College M Shortcut (#512). Again today, I enjoyed seeing the countless wildflowers blanketing the mountainside as I hiked up the mountain. Unfortunately, the wildflowers bloom due to the lack of shade and it was another hot day today. Along the shortcut trail, there was a rock outcrop that provided some shade for a...

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