Monday, September 7: Winter? Again?!

Snow is in the had been forecast for last night but it thankfully didn’t materialize. Yesterday’s high temperature was around 50. We’re scheduled to leave Tuesday, the 15th and I guess it’s none too soon. Last year was unusually rainy …

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Monday, August 31: Where There’s Smoke, There’s… Yellowstone

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Visibility in the park is typically so good we can see 50 miles to the Tetons from a certain vantage point on the lake. Last week we couldn’t see 7 miles across the lake. Last Sunday visibility was less than …

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Monday, August 17: Less Than a Month Left

Our contracts end September 14 or exactly 28 days from this writing. My last day on the tour boat will be the 11th. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this season flies by! Our college-bound youngsters have already left …

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Saturday, August 8: Showtime!

News flash! Thursday afternoon the cruise boat and crew received coast guard approval to carry passengers! We began making our normal trips Friday morning. As of Friday there were 37 days left in our season. Friday’s weather was awesome and …

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Monday, August 3: Braeten Turns 1 Year Old

Yesterday was Braeten’s first birthday. She asked to go to the beach but first we had to take Charlene to the airport. Mary Ann’s cousin arrived July 25 for a one week visit. We picked her up at Jackson Hole …

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Monday, July 13: Flood!

Living on top of a super volcano 4 months of the year, particularly in Yellowstone, you tacitly forgo certain norms in your life. The Internet and road conditions will be abysmal, mail service runs at the speed of Internet, on …

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Monday, July 6: No Boat, No Power

Netfix sent us a gift this week: an extra DVD! I don’t know why and I’m not sure they do, either. But all of a sudden here we are with 4 good movies and last night Mary Ann said lets …

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Sunday, June 28: Visit to the Beach

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Today we took Braeten, our 11 month old Sheltie, to the beach. Then we gave her a bath. Last weekend we took Braeten to the the beach for the first time in her short but adorable life. She is a …

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Sunday, June 21: Adventures in Wonderland

As 2015 represents the 150 year anniversary of Lewis Carrol’s famous novel it seems all the more appropriate that our summer in Yellowstone should so closely follow the title character’s Wonderland experience. When we first arrived we learned the tour …

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Sunday, June 14: Summer of Discontent

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Wednesday, June 3, the day after the “big snowfall” we took a ride over to Old Faithful with our former neighbors, Jim and Betty. Old Faithful, on the west side of the park, is normally about a 1 hour drive. …

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