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Aug 6, 2006 - Yellowstone- Mammoth Hot Springs

This is our last day at Yellowstone National Park. We spent the night in the Madison Campground on the west side of the park. Our last stop before leaving the park is going to be Mammoth Hot Springs. On the way we pass Roaring Mountain. This mountain has fumerals and hot springs all over the west side of it. The steam and Sulfur-rich gases create a hot place for "sulfolobus acidocaldarius" bacteria to live and thrive, though it is unsuitable for human habitation. The bacteria are busy eating away the mountain side! Mammoth Hot Springs is a...

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Jul 28, 2006 - Missoula, Montana

Well, We have made it to Montana!!! I wanted to share some fun facts with all of you about this state. Montana covers an area of more than 147,000 square miles, making it the fourth largest state in the nation. In area, it can accommodate Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and still have room left for the District of Columbia. Yet, Montana's population ( 2003 estimate ) is just 917,621, making it the sixth least-populated state. There are fewer people living in the entire state of Montana than in the CITY of Phoenix, AZ (...

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Jul 6, 2006 - Day 19

Today we left Billings, MT and are headed towards Jellystone Campground in Missoula, MT. the trip was beautiful, and the scenery changed so much from Billings, the trees were greener, and the land acually had civilization. The most of the day trip took a while, but was worth the wait-sort of! When we got to our campground there was already somebody in our spot!! The campground told us that someone had moved, with out telling them. So we moved and finally got seddled. Jordan was really anxious about the ice-cream party we told him the...

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Jul 3, 2006 - Missoula, Montana

We didn't make it as far as planned today. We drove about 80 miles to the Missoula, Montana and stopped at an information center. The lady there told us about a Pow Wow happening today and tomorrow in a town called Arlee which is about 30 miles north of here. The local Flathead Nation is hosting this cultural celebration to be attended by Native Americans from all over North America. We could hardly pass this up as most of these celebrations are not open to the public and this one is. It could be a once in a lifetime experience. Tomorrow,...

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Aug 6, 2005 - First Day on the road

We left Seattle on our journey East. We are overnighting in Missoula, MT. where it is 95 degrees out. The pool looks inviting! We plan to arrive in Yellowstone National Park tomorrow afternoon. Saw some bad wildfires just west of Missoula. They said I-90 was closed for a time a few days ago, as we could see the fire had jumped the highway in a number of places. Kay drove for a couple of hours while Joe took his nap. Zac slept most of the way! Nothing more to report on our first day of travels, but wanted to get the website up and...

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Aug 1, 2005 - Missoula, MT

Arrival and continuing saga...dealing with rentals and arrangements and moving here and there...daughter and family purchasing new home, we living with them in White House until they move and we have new tenents for White House(incl. son Todd). We receiving visitors: Bon's sister Lois, Aunt Carol, Tim's nephew and family from S. CA, plus cousins and wives(Zelm side - G.Leifer & Plymouth) from Wisconsin who are visiting for the first time...reunions, dinners, lots of "catch up" time while still trying to get new tenents into houses and fix...

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Aug 26, 2003 - Missoula, Montana

We visited Glacier National Park today. We went into the park after about a 40 minute ride from East Glacier Park to St Mary's, where we had breakfast. The views in the park were spectacular. Almost every turn held views that almost stopped us in the middle of the road. We made many stops and took pictures of mountains, waterfalls, gorges, and glaciers. One of the last stops that we made was on the top of Logan Pass at the visitor center. The views on the west side of Logan Pass were somewhat muted...the smoke from the fires put a...

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2003 Motorcycle Trip