Monday, June 29, 2015

New Park

It was sad to leave West Yellowstone. We had a lot of fun there and the park was beautiful.
We have moved to Sheridan WY, to Peter D's RV Park.  A small park in what looks like so far a nice western town. We drove 370 miles, about 170 t0o far for a one day drive. We had a tasty dinner in town last night at Sanford's.
Peggy got this shot on the way north out of West Yellowstone on our way up to Bozeman MT. We followed this river for a long time, it was a very pretty drive.
 This is our view from Peter D's RV park. Today we need to go to the store and get provisions and get Cliff some dog food. The last two small towns we have been in did not have big stores.
 We are only one more stop away from our last planned destination of Deadwood SD for the bike rally. We go to Devil's Tower next.
Live Happy and Always Go Big. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Quake Lake Ride

We took a trip on the Big Dog to Quake Lake. On  August 17, 1959, an earthquake measured 7.5 on the Richter scale and caused an 80-million ton landslide, which formed a landslide dam on the Madison River. The earthquake was the most powerful to hit the state of Montana in historic times. The landslide traveled down the south flank of Sheep Mountain, at an estimated 100 miles per hour, killing 28 people who were camping along the shores of Hebgen Lake and downstream along the Madison River.
This is Sheep Mountain from the road.
We had to stop at The Happy Hour Bar. It is right on the Hebgen Lake with a beautiful view and they have a bar puppy.
It was just a beautiful ride. We were on a Big Horn Sheep lookout, but we did not see any.
We had to stop a The Buffalo Bar. Who could pass a bar with that name and they had a full size Buffalo in the bar.
When we got back to camp I BBQ some chicken wings for dinner on the BGE. The weather has been great warm and dry.
West Yellowstone is just like any little town you can find in the UP of Michigan, but all the people here have teeth.
Oh I got the comments to show up on the bottom of the Blog, so feel free to leave a comment.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bike Ride in the Park

We rode the Big Dog into Yellowstone National Park. We tried to go to Mammoth Springs but the road is under construction and is all dirt and they watered it down, so we turned around. I am not riding the bike or truck down a road like that. So we could not make it to the springs, so I had to steal these photos from Craig's Blog. Looks really cool, too bad we did not make it there.
We still did some sight seeing. The park is so big there is always something to see.
Gibson river over my shoulder.
 This is Terrace Springs, It's got some cool colors in it
 Of course on the way back we had to stop at our favorite bar, The Wild West Saloon. It is right next to the grocery store anyway.
Our favorite bar tender Timi. We hit the store and got some chicken for chicken kabobs for dinner on the BGE.
The weather has been great, nice and warm with no rain.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bike Ride

We took the bike out for a run and went to Hebgen Lake and the Happy Hour Bar. It is right on the lake. It is one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen.
We had some Jalapeno Cheese Dip it was killer. We liked it so much when we got back to camp I tried to make it and it turned out almost as good.
The bar had a nice patio to sit with a view of the lake and mountains.
We stopped at the gas station in town and there were five of those Polaris Slingshots. These are the coolest thing on the road today. We did follow them out of town to the lake.
If I could fit one of these in the back of the RV, I would get one. We did see one in Zion National Park and it had a roof on it. I think that is an aftermarket add on.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Old Faithful

On our third trip in to Yellowstone National Park. We had to go to Old Faithful Geyser. It was pretty cool but I did like the geyser at Soda Springs better. A lot less people at Soda Springs Geyser. Matter of fact, we were the only ones at Soda.

It was a nice day weather wise.
This was left by a really big Buffalo!
The park is so big it takes days to see it all.
The Grizzly RV park is a funny park, It's full every night, but in the morning about one third of the park leaves. The sites right across from us had two motorhomes full of kids with Big Wheels. I had forgotten how bad I hated Big Wheels. But they are gone today, yeah!!!
Craig, Charlie, Jay Jay and Booger left today too. We had so much fun playing with them. Hope to hook up with them some day again in the future.

Live Happy and Always Go Big. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Wild Life and Fly Fishing

We made another trip into Yellowstone Park. We parked on the Gibson river a watched some fly fishermen and some wild life.
Peggy got her new drivers license and has her park pass. We get in for FREE.
Fly fishermen and wild life in one shot.
Elk in the river.
Cliff loves to go with us in the Big truck.
Here are some people just relaxing on the river doing some painting.
On Saturday we went with Craig and Charlie to the Taco Bus in town for lunch, The food was good. You go in the bus, order your food, then eat outside on the street. 
A fellow Michigander and his family stopped by, Ron Slumka. We had a nice visit.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.



Friday, June 19, 2015

Walking The Dogs

Oh boy this was fun walking 3 Boston Terriers all at the same time.
Jay Jay, Booger and Cliff.
It is real hard to get them all in the same picture. They move so fast. Here we are all tangled up.
 Craig and Jay Jay. 
What a good looking pup. Booger.
Happy hour with Craig and Charlie. They are parked right next to us. It is so nice making new friends everywhere we go.
Peggy and I walked to downtown yesterday. We had to stop at The Wild West Saloon and have the world famous Mac and Cheese again. The round trip was 3.5 miles. The bad thing was the walk back. We were both whipped out.

Lave Happy and Always Go Big.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Yellowstone National Park

We did the south loop in Yellowstone National Park. It is about 70 miles round trip. We saw a lot of Buffalo and some Elk.

Here are some crazy tourists way too close to the Wild Buffalo.
Here I am at the Yellowstone River Falls.
This shot is at Gibson's Falls.
This is the Dragon's Mouth, It was really cool. Bubbling water and a cool sound. Like a roar.
Cliff and I at a really pretty lake taking a break from driving. We did not do the geysers this trip. We are saving it for the next trip. It was a long trip, most of it reminded me of driving thru the UP of Michigan.
We had dinner at a small out of the way diner, The Geyser Grill. The food was great. Peggy had the Grilled Trout and I had the Philly Cheese Steak.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Friends

Cliff  Has two new friends, Jay Jay and Buger. They are parked right next to us.
They are all about the same size. It was hot out so we got the pool out for them to play in.
It is hard to get a good picture of all 3 in the same shot. They move to fast. Cliff taking a nap after playing so hard.
We had lunch at The Wild West Saloon. We had the world famous Mac and Cheese. It was awesome. We will be going back for more.
 A little rain never stops me from grilling on the BGE.
Yesterday we had some thunderstorms came thru the area. Today is should be sunny and warm. So we are going to the park. 
Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Monday, June 15, 2015

West Yellowstone

We traveled to West Yellowstone's Grizzly RV park on Sunday. It was only 192 miles, a nice short trip. That's the kind we like. Oh, on the way a big Fox walked across the road right in front of us. I had to blow the horn to get him to run across the road.

Here we are all set up in a nice big pull thru site with a nice patio.
Today we need to take Cliff to the vet again, he has pink eye.
Our mail should arrive here this week. It has Peggy's birthday present in it, a little late because it was on back order.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Big Geyser

We went to Soda Springs ID to see the Soda Springs Geyser. This is a man made geyser. Back in 1937 they where trying to drill and hit a hot spring but instead they hit a gas chamber with 72 degree water, for two weeks it flowed and flooded the town until they capped it. Now there is a valve on it timed to shot off on the hour for about ten minutes.
It shoots about 100 feet in the air. It has a really pretty mineral deposit around it. It is a beautiful orange color.
As the water runs off it's looks really cool in the sun.
The only bad thing about it is when you park your truck too close to it, it sprays mineral water all over it and makes a mess. That was a bad ideal.
We have a family of groundhogs in the park. We have seen six at one time.
The park is starting to fill up for the weekend.
We had dinner at the Blue Moon. Peggy had the special BBQ ribs, I had the bacon burger. It was all good. 

Live Happy and Always Go Big.