My beautiful pictureI got news that a friend here at Pete’s camp died this morning. He was elderly and had lost his wife last year about this time. He and I would share stories of our travels in europe. We had been to the same places and enjoyed the same foods and adventures even though we had been there at different times. I toasted his memory this evening with a bit of brandy and let a few tears wet my cheeks. I will miss him.

I did a few things in the rig today. One was to a-fix the rear view mirror to the windshield again. It has been down for quite some time. An interior  rear view mirror in a class A RV is a waste, but I didn’t want to throw it away and it might come in handy when I hear something fall in the RV as I’m driving I can try to use the mirror to see what the problem is and if I should do something about it.  The other is I have a closet rod I use to hang drapes from that I have mounted across the RV just behind the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The purpose of that is to keep the hot air in the driving compartment in the summer and the cold air there in the winter. I am not sure if it is worth all the bother. I have seen other Rv’rs do it so I gave it a try. One thing I have learned is not to have the rod up when driving because if I hit a bump, not an unusual occurrence in Mexico, the rod comes down and hits me in the head. So before driving the rod and drapes are stowed out of the way.

I do know that my RV traveling days are not over; I still like the feel of the open road and the adventure of traveling to someplace new. Winter isn’t the best time to do that of course as it is cold and the weather can turn dangerous quickly. I think I’ll be back on the road one day soon; going to who knows where just as long as I’m going I’ll be happy. Not as happy as when I had my fur kids with me, but happier than sitting in one place to long. Yup getting that itch again 🙂

 

YellowStone N.P. Trip



Here is a view of the crowd waiting for Old Faithful to erupt

Old Faithful does its crowd pleasing thing

Nice view of the falls

Deep pool with pretty blue color

Another view of the crowds of people

A photo of Samantha taking a photo she took most of the
photos on this trip

Another view of the Falls there are many falls in the park

The above Bison was just laying behind a small hill

Samantha has always wanted to visit Yellowstone N.P. and see the Eagles, Bison, Elk and the beautiful scenery so we decided that this trip to Idaho we would take a day trip to Yellowstone Park. We were told by family that it was only a 90 minute drive to West Yellowstone the town that is the gateway to the park. Well it might be a 90 minute drive for some people, but not us. We drive rather slow compared to others in the family and there was road construction that slowed us even further. It took us over two hours to get to the park.

When we got to the Park entrance we stopped in at the information center and to our delight my Old Fogey Card got us in free! We got a map and was told which route would make a good day trip and off we went. Getting in was a breeze, we were through the express lane in no time. That should be a clue that they have an express lane that a lot of people visit Y.N.P.

Took one side trip and the rest we of the trip we stayed on the route for the day trip. It was a long day, lots to see even if there were lots of other folks sharing the experience.