Sunday, July 1, 2012

Off to Yellowstone

A bit of catching up from the last couple of days...
Paul arrived Friday.

His plane landed at 1530..  we cleared out of our space at the
Dakota Ridge RV Park in Golden, Co at 1100 so we had some time to kill.

First we drove about 30 miles north to Longmont, Co where we were able to
drop the trailer so we didn't have to drag it thru the airport.

Then we drove back down to the Denver Metro and I took Kate on a tour of
all the places that I used to live.
I had to keep reminding myself that it's been 30 years since I moved out of
Colorado since all of my old neighborhoods, homes etc just did not look
anything like the picture that I held in my mind.
The trees were bigger, the houses were older....  and so am I!

We stopped by the Arvada (my old town) Recreation Complex.
It is amazing!
Pools, hot tubs, exercise machines, climbing walls, cafes...

Heres a shot of one of the pools

After a few hours of driving around the old haunts it was off to pick up Paul
at Denver International Airport.

We then drove up to Longmont, hooked up, and drove 3 1/2hrs to Rawlins Wy
where we stayed in a small RV Park next to I80 for the night.

The next morning (Saturday) we drove 5 1/2 hrs to Jackson, Wy where we found
a site in Grand Teton National Park for the night.

We headed into Jackson for lunch and a little sightseeing before arriving back at
camp just in time for cocktail hour.
(you can see poor Lucys head in the screen door waiting for us to let her outside too!)

Some other campers with a Montana stopped over later that night and we spent
several hours chatting as the day dwindled away to night.

Soon it was time to hit the sack.
The temps dropped down to the mid 30's - a welcome respite from the heat that
we'd been experiencing in Colorado recently.

In the middle of the night Lucy Doodle decided that she'd had enough of 
Kate and I and decided that she would rather spend the night with Uncle Paul.

When Paul awoke, he grabbed a hot cup of Joe and headed across the road to
a vacant campsite in the sun to warm up.

Soon we broke camp and headed north thru Grand Teton NP

Our route took us thru Yellowstone, entering thru the South Entrance and exiting from
the West Entrance.

From there another 15 miles west on US 20 took us to our new home for the next
4 nights - Lake Henry State Park in Idaho.

This is a picture of the campground

This is a picture of our site.

We have great internet and this will make a great base for showing Paul the
wonders of Yellowstone.

Since picking him up Friday we now been in Colorado, Wyoming, 
Montana, and Idaho.

Now on to the main event!

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