Yellowstone, here we come! – Day 1 (Oct 8th)

Today we headed out on another Road Trip! This time we are visiting Yellowstone National Park. The travel was good and in mostly clear weather with the occasional spits of rain showers. The clouds that formed during this time were exceptional and with the landscape being rolling hills for many many miles, sometimes we were forced to look up for the really excpetional pics. here are a few.

 

The sun and clouds had a little dance for most of the day.

The sun and clouds had a little dance for most of the day.

 

At the end of the first day we have made it to Boise Idaho. It was a long day of driving but as it has been said many times before, “It’s the journey not the destination.” I must say that I have to agree with that sentiment, although it was not always so. I used think that the activity that I was engaging in once I reached the destination was the real pay-off. This was most often observed when I would go camping. The idea was to hurry up and get to wherever we were going, set up the tents and gazebo(s) if necessary and then get out the games and drink of choice. I think that I have learned to appreciate the differences in geography and weather and the companionship of the ride. It has made a real difference in my travel experiences.

Another expressive and impressive look upwords

Another expressive and impressive look upwords

What can I say about Idaho; I think that there are a helluyva lot fewer trees, (which I miss) and there are more hills which I don’t miss. It seems much like Bend Oregon to me. In a lot of ways they are similar.

What an amazing sunset!

What an amazing sunset!

After we arrrived at our hotel for the night, we unload our bags in the room and make our to a local place for dinner. I had a French Dip which was fantastic, the lemongrass and orzo soup were both great but the charred kale salad Jessica had was actually terrible. The beers were a little better in that there was at least something we could each drink. They sold there drinks in 4, 8 and 12 oz glasses so we created our own flight of beers.

We got to create our own flight of beers.

We got to create our own flight of beers.

Here is the list of our beers. Mine is on the left and Jessica's is on the right. Her beers are in the background.

Here is the list of our beers. Mine is on the left and Jessica’s is on the right. Her beers are in the background.

After dinner we made our way back to the hotel and grabbed a margarita that was comped to us. Score! We ended getting another couple to complete the evening. All in all, a pretty good day.
Peace be with you!

More to come…

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