While at Bakers Hole Campground in Yellowstone, we met some very nice people. Bob & Janet have been full timing for 4 years. It was nice comparing notes and gleaning full timing gems from someone currently on the road. We spent a few nights at each others campfires and rigs. They have a beautiful Class A. We went to the Grizzly Bear/Wolf Habitat Center and enjoyed watching the bears and wolves find food and fish in the river. Quite interesting to see up close without having to worry about getting eaten ;-)
|Bob & Janet|
|The Grand Tetons, WY|
We ate dinner at Leek's Marina just as the sun was chasing the clouds away. The pizza and salads were great and the views even better.
We left Jackson and Yellowstone behind and drove up towards Bozeman, MT. Not that far away we spotted a visitor center called Earthquake Lake. Too interesting not to stop. Plenty of parking for large rigs, so that is what we did. Growing up in California I'm quite used to earthquakes. What I found interesting is that this event happened in 1959 and I'd never heard of it.
|This is a view of the newly created lake which will eventually return to a river once the|
riverbed cuts deeper and deeper each year with rainfall and water current.
|The scar left behind where the mountain side gave way and dammed up the river.|
On the way we drove through the beautiful little town of Ennis. Sure wish we would've stopped. It was very charming. Great place for an ice cream and a stroll. But we wanted to get to Virginia City before our final destination of Bozeman. Virginia City is another quaint old cowboy town. Again, lots of parking for large rigs. We walked up one side and down the other enjoying the old buildings and lunch at the Outlaws Café. Great food and lots of memorabilia to keep you occupied while the food was cooking.
|It's like Dean is saying, "This guy!!"|
|The E.L. Smith Store|
About a mile down the road is another ghost town, Nevada City. Not as impressed with this one. They moved a lot of old buildings to one location and for a small fee you can walk through. The really interesting part was their collection of Automated Music Machines (they reminded me of calliopes). Very intricate and old.
|Beautiful horse! Dappled Appy?|
|A nice little train museum too.|
Placerville & San Jose, CA
We have good friends whose daughter is going to Montana State and would be staying with us. As it turned out, it was the exact dates I would be flying back to CA for our oldest sons second college graduation. Dental Hygiene School. So while I didn't get to spend any time with our friends in Montana, Steve had some company!
|Congratulations Grace! Go Wildcats!|
My week was a busy one with regular doctor checkups, checking in on the house, graduation and lots of visiting with our kids, my parents, siblings, friends and celebrating my grammas 94th birthday!!
|Our boys Brennan, Ryan & Shane (sorry Kaylee couldn't be there)|
|We thought this made an appropriate snack for a Dental Hygienist graduate.|
Time to fly back to Montana!!