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Jul 29, 2019 - July 29, 2019 - Riverton, WY

Left Cody this morning heading for Riverton, WY. We stay in the Wind River RV Park there because is is more than 300 miles to Jackson Hole unless you go through Yellowstone Park. Not a good idea in a motorhome. Once we passed through Thermopolis, WY we entered the Wind River Gorge. This is a spectacular ride along the Wind River. Lots of rapids in the river, three tunnels on the road, and high rock faces where signs indicate the walls are 300 million years old. At the end of the gorge is a huge lake with numerous RV Parks (all state or...

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Jul 6, 2019 - Wind River Casino (7/3 - 7/6/19)

We moved to Riverton to the Wind River Casino which has a number of electrical hookups for RVs. We did this to avoid any problems finding a place to stay over the 4th of July holiday weekend. The last park, Sleeping Bear, was booked and had been since January. This worked out great for us. The electrical sites are at one end of the parking lot and it was very level and quiet. Also it was only a very short stroll over to the casino! We had a great view of the Wind River Mountains which have 9 snow-covered peaks ranging from 10,456' (Lander...

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Sep 2, 2018 - Heading east

Riverton, WY We had one last meal with our Road Scholar group before we all set out on our separate ways; time for us to head east, leaving behind the cool mountain temperatures. It was 35° when we set out at 9 am. As we made our way out of Jackson Hole, we tried several more times to spot moose or bear. We saw beautiful scenery. We saw bison. We saw deer. We saw antelope. We saw a Great Blue Heron. We saw osprey. We saw Jackalopes. We did NOT see moose or bear. Even more reason to return in the future.

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Jun 19, 2018 - The kids are out of school!

Date: June 19, 2018 Weather: clouds, showers Temperature: start 42º High 68º Wildlife count: Year List: 334 Birds: It seemed like a cold night – I slept with extra blankets, and even John was covered this morning. We opened, so we were early getting to the VC, to be able to understand how to issue an Access pass to a family who had visited yesterday. They arrived around 10, and all worked together to get the pass issued – it was rewarding. It was Talon Tuesday, where we had all owls today, AND 70 small children! We had to be indoors...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Lots and Lots of rain

Date: June 18, 2018 Weather: showers all night, all morning, clearing late in the day Temperature: start 43º High 60º Wildlife count: Year List: 334 Birds: It was a relaxing morning – we prepared breakfast, then immediately prepared dinner, as we close this evening. We took a short walk before work, but the cloudy weather/threatening storms drove us inside quickly. We were very busy, so the day passed quickly. Our deck time had to be indoors, as there was the continual threat of showers. It has been a great day.

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Jun 17, 2018 - Teton Raptor Fest

Date: June 17, 2018 Weather: cloudy, lots of rain Temperature: start 47º High 68º Wildlife count: Mule Deer Year List: 334 Birds: Lots of live birds at Raptor Fest We met John and Charma at church, and Bobby and Cecelia were there as well. Once home, we had a small snack, then I laid down and fell sound asleep – I think we have just had a lot going! At 12:30, we picked up Margaret, Kathy and Natalie and we headed to the Snow King arena (ice rink) and set up for the Teton Raptor Fest. It was the first time that NER had been involved, and...

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Jun 16, 2018 - A rainy ride into Tetons

Date: June 16, 2018 Weather: rain am, sun pm Temperature: start 47º High 67º Wildlife count: Pronghorn, Elk Bison Year List: 334 Birds: We left early to take a nostalgic ride through Grand Teton NP, just to relive some of the memories from when John was a child, also some of our own trips to this magnificent place. We’ve not had a lot of time to just enjoy the park. The wildflowers are beautiful as well, reminding us a lot of John's dad and his love of wildflowers. We took Moose/Wilson road to check out the conditions and get us to the...

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Jun 15, 2018 - A day at Snow King

Date: June 15, 2018 Weather: cloudy Temperature: start 49º High 72º Wildlife count: Year List: 334 Birds: Calliope Hummingbird Slow, relaxed morning – we made blueberry pancakes and sausage for breakfast. We stopped at the VC to check on passes and water flowers, then picked up the mail. Today was an opportunity to check out Snow King. John and Charma joined us, and we met Dave and Jan on the mountain. After a run on the Cowboy Coaster, which was a blast, we took the lift to the Treetop Adventures, which is a ropes course. We donned our...

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Jun 14, 2018 - CPR training

Date: June 14, 2018 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 47º High 79º Wildlife count: Year List: 333 Birds: We spent the day in the HQ basement taking the CPR training, which was excellent. Dinner was at Merry Piglets, with John and Charma. We could have gone to a History Museum presentation on Paleoindians, but our brains could not take more! We are crashed.

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Jun 13, 2018 - Light bulbs, ladder, trip to Romney Ponds

Date: June 13, 2018 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 33º High 87º Wildlife count: Moose, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Coyote, Beaver Year List: 333 Birds: Hairy Woodpecker John and Charma went early with us to change some light bulbs. We carried the heavy extension ladder in and set up. After some adjustments, I climbed to the ceiling – a long way up, with both Johns holding the ladder. However, the fixture was broken, so the bulb wouldn’t light! Bummer. We changed a few others and gave up. After a trip to the hardware, we came back to sprinkle...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Bird and Nature - Sandhill Cranes

Date: June 12, 2018 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 32º High 69º Wildlife count: Year List: 332 Birds: Talon Tuesday was very successful this afternoon, after a busy morning. After changing clothes after work, we had dinner at Bubbas, our first dinner there – the BBQ was excellent. The evening program at Bird and Nature Club was on Sandhill Cranes habitat availability in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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Jun 11, 2018 - Crazy, Busy work day

Date: June 11, 2018 Weather: mostly cloudy, sun pm Temperature: start 46º High 64º Wildlife count: Year List: 332 Birds: It was Crazy Busy at the VC today. We arrived at 10:30, and I turned around and it was 4:30! Wild. It was difficult to find time to get lunch time for folks. We had covered the garden last night, as the temps were to be below freezing, but I suppose the clouds kept the temperatures from getting so low. We covered it again after we left work, just now, so we’ll see about the morning. The garden really looks great. We are...

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