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Aug 25, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013 - 21st Stop - Jackson Hole, WY

Sunday Short trip today, only about 125 miles over the mountains. Lots of massive potato fields on the way in Idaho. Must be Idaho potatoes. We followed the Snake River quite a ways and it was filled with people in rubber boats large and small. I am amazed with the number of RVs on the road and in the RV Parks. Many are new Motor Homes and new trailers with new trucks towing them. The RV Parks are all full. Maybe folks are using this as a last chance for travel before the SHTF. We are! Monday Today's trip was through the Grand Teton Natl...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Happy Trails to You

4:30am: Scott's family and Mom & Dad are off to the airport. It's really, really early. In fact, the airport is just opening when we arrive. After waiting a bit for the check-in counters to open, Scott & Michelle are able to check in with the kids. Their flight to Chicago is on time. Mom and Dad realize that they can't find Dad's iPhone. Uh oh! Since they have time before their flight, they decide to drive back to Cowboy Village to look inside the cabin. No luck there. They make it back to the airport in time for their flight out of...

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Jul 6, 2013 - On The Road Again

9:30am was our target time for pulling out of the Yellowstone Lake Hotel. Everyone was up, packing, showering, and getting breakfast right on schedule. The boys loaded up the trucks with all of our luggage, coolers, and snacks. Just about right on schedule, we left Yellowstone and headed back to Jackson for our final day (well, it wasn't going to be the final day for everyone, but no one knew that yet...). The ride back allowed some of us to sleep, some to catch up on reading, some to play games, and others to just relax and listen to...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Jump in the River

Whitewater rafting day! Everyone donned their bathing suits and Under Armour and headed off to Lewis and Clark Expeditions. All of the kids (except Colin) got wet suits and boy did they look cute! A 35 minute bus ride brought us to our launching site on the Snake River. Once our life vests were on, we met our guide, Christo, and carried the boat down to the water. Some of our party were rowers at the start: Colin, Scott, Ed, Michelle, Kristin, and Chuck. Christo gave us all a safety briefing at the start. During this time..."Cue: Eagle with...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Back in the Saddle Again

We had some early risers today - and some sleepers. Scott was out photographing scenery at 6 am. Kids were playing in the driveway. Everyone was ready to roll around 9 am. We headed out to Jackson Hole Ski Resort in the Teton Village. The morning's highlight was the tram ride up to 10,400 ft. Everyone was awed by the amazing views of the Teton mountains. We even watched a hang glider prep his gear and take off. Everyone had a ton of fun playing on a "not yet melted" patch of snow. Once we returned from the tram ride, it was time for a yummy...

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Jun 30, 2013 - Leaving on a Jet Plane

Arrival day for Scott and Kristin's families. (Mom and Dad flew in on Saturday.) First leg of the Maslin's flight brought some emergency issues. The woman sitting next to Kristin on the plane became distressed (possible heart attack?) and almost threw up on Kristin. Fortunately, that mess was avoided and a doctor sat with the woman the rest of the fight. EMS met the plane in Denver. Bogdans and Maslins caught a quick bite to eat in the airport having had a joyous reunion at Gate B29. During the second leg of the flight, another "emergency"...

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Jun 11, 2013 - Photos from Jenny Lake

Day 7 in Jackson, and today it's adieu to the destination of our vacation. As a tribute--and because I may not have access to a decent internet connection for a few days--here are some of the photos I took of Jenny Lake last night. We're going to hit the road as soon as we pack the van. Tonight we will be in Billings, MO, and my first-ever time in Montana. Should be an interesting trip through Beartooth Pass this morning. More later!

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Jun 10, 2013 - Getting ready to leave paradise...

Hello everyone! It's Monday, late afternoon, and we have been very lazy today, trying to adjust our sights for tomorrow morning's departure from Jackson. It has been a wonderful 6 days here, but reality is that we have to be back in PA on Saturday. This gives us 4 full days to drive about 2100 miles. Tomorrow is the lightest mileage of our trip--ending up in Billings, MO, for the night--because we are driving through Yellowstone yet one more time before leaving Wyoming. We will be heading up to the West Yellowstone entrance to the park,...

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Jun 9, 2013 - Another very, very long day

Hello everyone! It's 10:30 PM here in Wyoming, and we just got back to the condo about 30 minutes ago. We left around 8:30 this morning! We drove up to the West Yellowstone entrance and around the park, ending up at Old Faithful. We had another great day, including views of wildlife on the way back to Jackson. We had elk walking across the road, a bear running across the road in front of us...and more elk. That was just on the drive over the last 10 miles back to Tamarack 623 at The Aspens, which is where we have been staying. We have had...

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Jun 7, 2013 - A very long day

Hello again! Today was a very, very long day in the van. We got up early so that we could hit the road before 8. At around 7:45 we had managed to load up and hit the road. Today we were bound for the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park. First we had to drive through Grand Teton National Park though, and we had some sweet photo opportunities. We drove and drove...and it seemed to me that an appropriate sound track for our journey would be Ravel's BOLERO!! Drive, drive, drive...sleep...drive, drive, drive...eat...etc. etc. It was a...

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Jun 6, 2013 - Day 1 in Jackson, Wyoming

We lucked out with the condominium we rented. It is at the back of a series of buildings, buried in among the aspens, birches and evergreens. Magpies light in the trees and make their raucous noises, while chickadees call to one another. We managed to see several things today--at least one first for Joe's bird list. We crossed another thing off his bucket list, too. He wanted to capture good photos of a meadowlark...and he got his chance along Mormon Road. One actually sat and posed for him, then gave a series of calls that only the...

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Jun 5, 2013 - We made it!!

As of 5:30 Mountain Time, we arrived at our condominium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On the way into Jackson Hole we drove through the Grand Teton National Forest...where we encountered folks pulled over to the side of the road photographing something. When we stopped, we discovered a grizzly bear just across the road and on a slight rise...digging for grubs. What a find!! This is one of Joe's exclusive reasons for wanting to go to Yellowstone--to capture photographs of wildlife. He loves grizzly bears and wanted to be able to capture some...

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