Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday 27th June 2011…Day 4!!!

Slept in till 8.30am and soon realised that I had changed time zones so it was really 9.30am!!!!!

It was a bit of a driving day on Interstate 90 so quite boring so I set cruise at

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listened to another live soccer game from Germany.

I stopped in Butte to gas up and get my final supplies from Wal-Mart as I have been told the food and gas is very expensive inside the Park.

My plan was to stop at a Passport America camp ground about 20 miles outside West Yellowstone….these camp grounds offer half price rates to Passport America card holders..but my plans to have Internet, showers and laundry were dashed when I arrived to find the park closed and up for sale!!

So onto plan B except I did not have a plan B!!!!  So I kept on driving and about 10 miles later I saw this sign

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and turned into the entrance way and found the most gorgeous setting with me as the only camper!!!

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It really is lovely Ramona is about 15 feet from the river!!

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Not all fun there are chores still to be done!!

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I then went for about a 3 mile walk around the area it was very beautiful!!

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A years free subscription to my blog to the first one to spot Ramona!!!

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Many readers have complained that there are not enough photos of me……that actually is not quite true no one has said any such thing but being as it is my blog I can say what i like so here you are ladies!!!!!

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Janet  (my lovely Sister in law) before you call the Fashion Police on me I shall be shaving tomorrow!!!

The writing on the mirror was a farewell message from Heather and her men wishing me a great trip and I haven’t wanted to take it off yet!!!

So it is now 10pm and time for TV and a movie…I

Woke up at 8am to a great sunny and warm day and across the river this baby came to say hello!!

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Still nobody in the camp ground so this morning after a great breakfast of poached eggs I became the campground host!!!!

Why??

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Well because there was a dump station and tap so I emptied the grey water tank(shower water) and filled up with fresh water so now I am set for my days inside the park.

Back on the road came across this section of the river..

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and yes the women do fish!!!!

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  I had already done some research and the plan was to find Bakers Hole Forest service camp ground park there and take the scooter into West Yellowstone 3 miles away and check out the town, go visit the visitor service centre and get some help on my itinerary and hopefully go to the library and post this.

I found the camp ground real easy

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I drove around till I found what i considered the best site, no one on one side and the camp hosts on the other side..

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The river is about 50 feet away and beautiful!!!

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16 dollars per night no hook ups but well worth it for me!!

 

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So I have set up a line and hung some laundry got Bonita off the rack and ready to rumble and off to town for a few hours!!

I plan to enter Yellowstone early tomorrow morning and I have 4 nights booked at two different campgrounds first Canyon and then Grant….please Google Yellowstone and check out where I am and what I shall be seeing…

I shall I think be without Internet for quite a while as I plan to go straight from Yellowstone into the Teton Mountains so I will post when I can but please do not send money and come look for me just yet and of course when I do post it will be days of what I hope will be interesting reading and stunning photos……best wishes to all!!!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday 26th June 2011…..what a great day!!

Another peaceful and good sleep and woke up to sunshine…..I was on the road by 8.30am with orange juice to keep me going till breakfast.

With Satellite radio

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I was able to listen to the live soccer game Women’s World Cup from Germany and the Canadian girls lost a close game 2-1……my GPS keeps me from wrong turns…well most of the time.

The first part of my journey this morning was on the Interstate and soon I was in

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You usually don’t see too many interesting places from the Interstate but I did see what looked like a waterfall on my right and I took the next exit to check it out.  I have been doing this ever since I got Ramona if ever I see anything that looks like it might be worth a stop sometimes you think about it and then it is too late…well I always stop and sometimes it is a bust and sometimes a real gem like this one was….Post Falls!!

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Back on the road again but took a wrong turn trying to get back on the highway and I had to pass this ironman race!!!

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It wasn’t long before I left Idaho and into

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Another thing I always do is to try and stop at the local Visitor’s service centres they are usually really good and pointing out little gems and this was no exception.  They lady showed my a secondary road in a circular route along the river and also to a National Bison Range..so off I went after leaving her with one of my Canadian key chains….I spent about 40 dollars at the dollar store back home and got these great Canadian key chains 2 for a dollar and I give them away to people who are friendly and helpful…

The road by the river was very pretty

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Anyone have any idea why Montana is called the Big Sky State???

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I soon arrived at the Range

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The loop road was a 19 mile trip on a small gravel road and it was amazing…sit back and enjoy!!!!

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It was a wonderful three hours and I am now in the Visitor’s area and just had a turkey dinner thanks Heather…..going to get back on the highway find a McDonalds

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and use their Internet to post this then find a Wal-Mart to spend the night….what a day!!!

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