Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Monster Catch-Up!

Here we are, trying to play catch-up, but we keep tellin' Ma that it's futile!  She most definitely needs to post every few days heheh!  (She's been flummoxed by the new blogger, cause it hasn't let her post lotsa pics that are BIG until today, when she finally figgured it out!)  We're gonna attempt to bring yous alls up to date since Moab, which is hilarious, since we didn't update our Moab fun except on Facebook (check the posts out here and there at this place: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=709652356)   Below...

...is Mom's and Dad's fave arch that they saw.  It's name is Mesa Arch - in Canyonlands NP.  Until they came to Moab area, they'd never seen or been on a mesa (wow - the views) or seen pictographs or petroglyphs.  What a stunning vista!

And here we are sitting in the shade (after running around a bit, investigating...) under an amazing boulder full of pictographs.  It's called the "Birthing Rock" and you can see why by looking in the upper right corner of the boulder.  We had to pack up and leave the next day... for Fort Bridger, Wyoming, via Provo, Utah. 
After settling down, eating and sleeping that first night, we took off to explore Flaming Gorge!  Guess what we saw by the roadside on our way there?  A major rarity!

A herd of male Mountain Sheep!  We wanted to bark loudly to announce our presence, but Ma and Pa kept feeding us goodies, so our mouths were full and we were furry cooperative to the pawrents.  But as if the sheeps weren't enough, there were herds of mules deeries, which of course, we needed to bark at.  It didn't do much good, cause they were perty tame...

On the way home, we had to pull over quick, cause there were just bunches of mommas and babies cows comin' down the road right towards our truckmobile with cowboys and everything.  You might just as well have been in Spain at Pamplona - whee!

So we finally made our way to Jackson, Wyoming,  where there is so much more wildlife and snow and... and...  Above, here is a beautiful male Pronghorn.

And at Grand Teton NP, Avalon dared defy the authorities' dictum and swam in String Lake in the Park!

Not to be outdone, Sammie had to investigate the lake herself!

Later, we found these gorgeous bald eagles!

Lovely Cottonwood Creek... we didn't get to SWIM!!!

And LOOK what we found again... by the side of the ROAD!!!  Buffaloos!  We barked and barked, but they wouldn't go away!

Oh how beautiful!  We are at Jenny Lake with Mount Moran rising behind - isn't it gorgeous?  If the rangers caught us here, we'd be in deep doo doo, so we didn't get to swim!

Oh dear... Momma was walking along a beach by Jenny Lake, and a bird flew off from a small pine tree.  She tried to get a pitchur of the bird, and look what she found.  She took a quickie pic, and left, praying that the momma bird would come back.  She did.

Then we took an amazing drive to Kelly, WY to Slide Lake, where we got to SWIM!!!  Here is Avalon gliding through the waters in the afternoon sun!

One of our fave scenes on the way home from Slide Lake was this buffalo drinking from a puddle in the middle of fabulous downtown (tiny) Kelly!

You have no idea how many of these prairie doggehs made us crazy!  They'd cross the road in front of our truckmobile and we jus couldn't get at 'em!!!  Oh how frustrated we were!  This was in the National Elk Refuge in Jackson - we've seen too much cool stuffs!

Okay... so Momzers and Dadzers took us to a cool place, outside of Jackson called Cache Creek.  Tons of trails where we could go offleash and boy, did we have a great time!  We got to swim in the creek and play on the trails there!

THEN... we got to go to the Bridger-Teton National Forest lands above the Elk Refuge and run our hearts out!  Look at those views!
Finally, we had to check out and leave for Cody - Buffalo Bill Country!  Pawrents freaked out when they had to drive through three (THREE) tunnels that looked like this!  They were askeered their 5th wheel wouldn't fit through this!  (But it did!)  And we arrived safely in Cody!  Below is a collage of "The Scout" - a beautiful bronze homage to Bill Cody.  We sure loved seein' it and will be back, as we are here for 4 days!!!  Be seein' ya!  xoxoxoxoxo