Tuesday, August 26, 2014

And So It Ends

One more day Yellowstone

Up at 5:00AM to meet with Taylor.  I need to say a bit more about Taylor.  He owns and operates EcoTour Adventures based in Jackson, WY.  He is extremely knowledgeable, easy going, great sense of humor...everything we wanted and needed.  I would highly recommend him and his company.  They mostly do day tours but also become part of the family if you want a multi day adventure.

Part of the group
More pictures (there are so many to choose):

Elk


Bison

White Pelicans

Baby Bison



Weasel

A word about the Weasel.  I spotted this.  I had been ribbed all week because I thought I had spotted Pronghorn when it was really Geese.  Anyway, Taylor yelled "Watch Out!"  as he went running back to the truck for his camera.  I had visions of Chevy Chases's Christmas Vacation with the squirrel in my mind.  Was the damn thing going to attack?  Come to find out weasel are a rare siting and Taylor didn't want us to scare it away before he had a chance to get a good shot.  He was quite giddy.


Baby Osprey in Nest...look hard

Naomi, it's a rainbow!!!!


Mule Deer


Frick and Frack




*****
 Back in bed that night.  Still no fire.  Storm rolls in.  I thought we were going to blow away.  Up the next morning.  We got to sleep in!  Breakfast.  Uh-oh...Hunter needs a plunger.  Have to walk up front, ask for plunger.  Guy asked Hunter if he wanted him to do it.  Really?  I would never ask that.  Hunter told him he could plunge his own shit.  Well...nope, he can't.  Uh-oh...Emily needs it.  Let's just say we left Yellowstone Under Canvas with a little something.

Drive to Idaho Falls for our flight out.  I asked Hunter to please not tell all the Mormons I thought Mormonism was a cult.  He was good.  Flight to Minneapolis, no problem.  Tyler gets on his flight back to Atlanta.  The three of us..delay three hours.  Finally home, with time changes, at 1:00AM.

Good to be back!

16 comments:

  1. I won't tell which bits I am laughing about!! Next time I think I will do activities bc we were just driving and looking at stuff but I do want oy try rodeo myself. My next aim is to see moon bows which are night rainbows which tend to happen at full moon. But dude it's a rainbow. Whoa...hehr

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    1. Never heard of a moon bow. Will need to look that up or are you pulling my chain. Like I said before, every time I see a rainbow all I can think about is that you tube clip. Love ya baby.

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  2. Wonderful pics and does Hunter ever get the young Wilford Brimley thing? In the Frick & Frack pic he could be a dead ringer.

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    1. The poor boy was hurting bad by this day. He used to look like Jesse Ventura but it's all gone grey.

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  3. Gorgeous photos. Love Frick and Frack (an expression I adore.)

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  4. Gorgeous doesn't do your pictures justice!! I couldn't spot the baby bird, I tried hard!

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    1. Emily took ALL the photos and has always been our family photographer. She has said she will work for just expenses...flight, room, food...when we travel to Italy.

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  5. Great photos, looks like you and your family had a blast. My guess is Taylor did too!

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    1. I have heard from Taylor since we returned. Great guy and highly recommend, again.

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  6. More purple mountain majesty. And I saw the little tuft of osprey! That shot of the rocky mountain stream reminds me of a Sargent painting. Also, just so you know:
    Never tease a weasel
    please take my advice.
    Cuz weasels wouldn't like it
    and teasing isn't nice

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  7. Yes we just did loads of driving there w faraway shots of animals and i was useless at fly fishing. U got much more up close and personal w the animals

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    1. We kept waiting to see "when bison attack" but the animals behaved and so did the tourists.

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