Last week was quite busy socially. Met up with Bob Wells of CheapRVLiving after work on Tuesday, he dropped by the Old Faithful area and we had lunch.
After hiking the Clear Lake Loop with Jayne on Thursday we went up to Canyon Village for ice cream and dropped in on Kirsty and Art, people I worked with at Amazon last fall (at Fernley, NV).
And then before work on Saturday I drove to West Yellowstone where Jackie and I took a long walk around town and met up with some friends of hers from Amazon last year (at Campbellsville, KY).
Never let anyone tell you that solo RVing must be a lonely existence. It can be if you want it to, but it certainly doesn’t have to! I’m due to meet up with Malia hopefully within the next week or so, we’re still working out the timing.
That isn’t all I’ve been up to. There have been a ridiculous number of flowers to photograph…
And thermal features to see…
And groceries to buy…
Yes, even running to Walmart for a grocery/supply run is a scenic endeavor around here. The drive to Bozeman from Old Faithful is about two hours. You head out to West Yellowstone, then take 191 north out of town and pretty much keep going until you hit the city.
The road winds through a twisty little canyon north of Big Sky, and a fast running little river parallels it much of the way. This whole area is part of Gallatin National Forest, and there are several little campgrounds along the water on the way. I find myself peering through the trees at each one as we pass (it was a communal trip with my neighbors), trying to see which one has the best sites. I’d love to come back here someday when I’m not working and stay in one of those little campgrounds.
These three pictures were taken on the trip four weeks ago when the low clouds in the mountains made for a dramatic backdrop. Today was bright and sunny and things looked much different, but with all the pollen on the windows (I’m looking at you, pine trees…) it wasn’t possible to get a good photo.
Tomorrow’s my second day off, and I have no idea what I’m going to do yet. It’s a truly wonderful feeling. Laundry will need to get done in the evening, but the rest of the day is wide open. Maybe I’ll go hike to Lonestar Geyser. Maybe I’ll drive up Dunraven Pass. Maybe I’ll laze about outside and read my kindle. Ahh, freedom.
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