yellowstone terminal

Denver airport, Gate B94. 8:43 a.m. The area is filling in for flights to Midland, TX, Little Rock, AR, Colorado Springs, CO, and Huntsville, AL. A baby cries in the midst of the general chatter. Two men are laughing louder than the most of the sleepy travelers are interesting in hearing. My youngest eats a... Continue Reading →

yellowstone musings – 7

Let's start with the negative, just to get it out of the way. Seeing the high mountains reminded me that I've always dreamed of climbing mountains, and have never done it.  There's something about approaching 50 years old that makes you think you won't accomplish things if you haven't even started yet. I'm pretty sure... Continue Reading →

yellowstone musings – 6

This morning I rose from my slumber at 6 something, and as MCL slept in, I took a stroll on a trail along the shore of Jackson Lake. By myself, so to speak.  As much as I love my people, a solo stroll (can’t really call this a hike – just didn’t qualify in my... Continue Reading →

yellowstone musings – 5

Last night we stayed in a rustic cabin at Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park. No tv, no wifi, no radio, no cell service. Glorious. It has a metal roof, so when a shower comes through the valley, we enjoy the audio benefits without the downside of being cold, wet or miserable. And we engage... Continue Reading →

yellowstone musings – 4

Our next stop would be the most fascinating yet. Given the source of what we were witnessing, I repeatedly wondered how Dante Alighieri would have described it. We saw multitudes of hydrothermal land features: geysers, vents, fumaroles, boiling ponds, paint pots. Ridiculous. Colorful. All the result of the fact that thousands of feet below was... Continue Reading →

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