“You gotta stop, and smell the roses [wild flowers]!” Mac Davis got it right in the song, Stop and smell the Roses, literally and metaphorically. When the spring snows and cold have all but gone away, the mountains and meadows come a live with great beauty! Wild flowers spring up everywhere. During this short but … More Flowers

Living in a Postcard

“Living in a postcard!” would be the best phrase to describe our experience. Is it perfect? No, it’s reality. In the real world, nothing is perfect …but some days (some choices) are better than others. And this has been an experience of a lifetime! Grand Prismatic – need I say more Lets put the “reality” … More Living in a Postcard


“Find a job you love, and you won’t have to work a day in your life.” as Andy Rooney said more than once on CBS’ 60 Minutes. Well, I couldn’t make a living on just my minimum-wage pay but it does cover my immediate expenses …and I couldn’t ask for a better “job”. Yes, I … More Work

Hikes in GYE

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir had a love for Mother Nature. And his commentaries, pictures, and his life itself are all over the natural beauty out here. In the spirit of Mr. Muir, this blog will concentrate on 7 hikes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). My first hike was … More Hikes in GYE

Beartooth Pass

Monday, June 25 is a beautiful day; a great day to go sight seeing. The Northeast corner of Yellowstone is beautiful, with Lamar Valley encompassing much of it. Here, there are large bison and elk herds as well as a sizable wolf and bear population. One big drawback is, it is not on the way … More Beartooth Pass

Jackson Hole

Waking up to raindrops splattering on the “campah” roof makes us rethink our plans for a hike on my day off. Well, we haven’t been to Jackson (Hole) yet. Let’s go! Jackson is a quaint town with a mix of millennials and baby-boomers. A distinct Western touch with a “Freeport” feel, it is a shoppers … More Jackson Hole

Cody Powwow!

The High School is across the street from Buffalo Bill Center of the West “I will fight no more, forever.” And with that declaration from Chief Joseph, the Indian Wars in the Northwest came to an end. Don’t get me wrong, that was in 1877 and there have been plenty of skirmishes since then; most … More Cody Powwow!

West Thumb

Yellowstone Lake (with West Thumb and Grant Village Campground West Thumb is an interesting thermal. It sits right on the edge of Yellowstone Lake in the West Thumb area (look at the map – it looks like a thumb). It is similar to many other thermals but the best part? It is easily biked to … More West Thumb