10 Things I Love About Summer

Below are 10 things I love about Summer.  What is your favorite thing about summer?  Escaping the 101 degree heat up on the mountain.  Farmers Markets. The variety of organic fruit and vegetables along with the home-made items for sale are a treat for the senses.  Fireworks. We didn’t see live fireworks this fourth of July. We watched them on television. I took this photo two summers ago in Colorado. Live music. Garage bands and street performers abound at various summer festivals everywhere. Travel. We travel more due to the longer days and better weather. Hosting Guests. My sister came …

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Beat the Heat at Ranger Creek

It was 90 degrees here  on Saturday so we drove up to Ranger Creek for a picnic  lunch. 71 degrees felt cool!  Flood watches are in effect due to the snow melt and warmer temperatures so fishing is not really an option this early in the season. Hiking is muddy and wet, too. We saw three deer grazing on the drive out. A lot of times we see moose at Ranger Creek. Not this time, but we were up during the heat of the day when smart animals are resting. The Ranger Creek Recreation Area is a group site that can accommodate …

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Day Trips versus Road Trips

Summer is the best time to travel. We recently took a road trip to see our son receive his master’s degree in Moscow, Idaho. It’s a 13 hour drive. My husband and I like to enjoy the journey, so we stayed in Missoula, Montana on the drive there, and Bozeman, Montana on the return trip. It’s a trip we have made several times in our son’s educational journey. We are so proud of him! Montana is verdant and green with rolling hills of grassland and snow peaked mountain passes. The Clark’s Fork and Yellowstone Rivers were and are flooding. They …

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Spring Weather in Wyoming

Spring weather in Wyoming is unpredictable. Springtime in Wyoming?  There are two seasons in Wyoming, winter and construction.  Spring? Blink and you’ll miss it. This morning we have snow. Yesterday we had rain. We have had 8 inches of snow on the mountain since Monday. The moisture is welcome, since Wyoming isn’t habitable without water. The Buffalo Bill Dam was built so that Northwest Wyoming, where I live, would be able to be settled. We have had several weeks of near 60 degrees in the day and below freezing at night. The past week we’ve had highs in the mid …

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