Caught mouse number 8 this morning in the wet bay. We packed up and pulled out of West Yellowstone this morning at around 9:30. The drive across the park went well except for 2 minor critter jams. The good news was that we did get to see a couple herds of buffalo and one nice bull. We had not seen herds on the other days.
We had a safe trip today with just one drawer opening on a sharp curve that I took a little faster than I wanted to, it jumped the track but I was able to fix it. Time for bed I am tired tonight, the trip down for the top of the continental divide must have stressed me today.
Bonnie and I slept in till about 8:30 this morning it was nice and cool with the AC on and the fan blocked out all the noise. Mom and Dad were up and sitting outside when I got up and Bonnie got up a while later.
After breakfast the 3 of them went shopping and were gone a few hours till lunch time. It gave me time to catch up on a few things and just relax.
Bonnie fixed pork chops for lunch and then we decided to go to the state park and soak in the mineral springs. It was free to soak for 20 minutes in the 104 degree water. Then we walked out to the swinging bridge and some of us crossed over to the other side.
|The hot water is cooled in this pool to mix with the hot water|
|We soaked in the covered out side pool|
|Boardwalk thru the springs toward the bridge|
|Bridge over the Bigfoot River first built in 1916|
|Dad made it part way|
|Bonnie finishing the crossing|
|View from the middle of the bridge|
After that we headed to the County museum. What a surprise, it was fantastic. They have so much stuff and it is all displayed nicely.
|County owned and operated|
|An original switchboard that was used here in town|
|There was an annex with all kinds of equipment like this road grader|
|One of my shipmates|
|Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid drank at this bar|
|It was cool to lean on the bar at the same spot as the Hole in the wall gang did.|
Well off to bed now as we are moving to Nebraska tomorrow.
Today was a long moving day. We left Thermopolis and drove US highway 26 to Scottsbluff, NE. Got here around 4:30pm. We are staying in the city campground behind the Zoo, should be interesting. We are here two nights. When I pulled out my iPhone it was dead again. I could not revive it this time. Bonnie and I went to the Verizon Store but all they can do is order a new one to be sent to me. It would not get here until Tuesday so will have to figure out where we will be on Tuesday. A storm blew through at dinner time but missed us to the north just a little wind and a few drops of rain. Everyone has gone off to bed so I guess I will join them.
We were all up fairly early today for a Sunday morning. Bonnie had pointed out a church yesterday and we headed for the 10:45 Worship Service at Bethel Baptist Church. It was a smaller church but seem to really have a lot going on. They had just finished up VBS and the kids put on a short program. The message by Pastor Dallas Powell was good. He is into technology and his message outline is online at
www.youversion.com/groups/bethelbaptistchurch. I use you version and the church had WiFi so I could scan the QR code printed in the bulletin and follow the outline on Bonnie's iPhone. Mine is still broke and I will wait till I get closer to home to order a new one.
|A good looking zebra|
This natural pass in the bluff is where several of the trails heading west converged and continued. The oregon tail is well known and the pony express used this all so.
|This is approximately where the trail was. In places you can still see the ruts.|
|They had a nice display of wagons some with a person explaining things. We were able to drive up on the bluff|
|Nice view from up on top.|
|In 1933 this survey marker was even with the ground. Wind and rain have eroded a lot of rock|
|Bonnie noticed my favorite chair was ripped. I sent an email to the company|
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