Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The road to the Grand Tetons

More mountains and clouds oh my.
 As well as cool fun structures 
or otherwise known as a barn.
 Coming down Teton Pass was a tad steep.
 Then into the town of Jackson
where Tom finally found the moccasins he was hunting for.
 The national Elk refuge where I found no elk lurking about.
 But some geese were flying down the road with us.
 And shazam you go around the corner to this
breathtaking mountain.

We'll be heading into Yellowstone and will be boondocking.
So I'll catch you on the flip-flop when we
get some more free internet :)

Craters of the Moon National Park

And roads leading up to it.
What a pretty ride.
Loved the drama of the clouds and mountains.

 Love the tree - the beginning of the park.
 Evidently there was a volcano 
many moons ago that spewed a ton of lava.
 It's everywhere.

 Tom and I believed this is the guilty volcano.
 We left the park and this mountain was fascinating
because it sort of grew out of the ground
and was the only mountain out there.
 Twin Peaks.
We hunkered down in the Snake River RV park and that
was a quick hike to the Grand Tetons.

Camping on the Salmon River

We had the best campsite - EVER.
It was totally by the river where you could
hear the rushing water
And it was a beautiful sound to fall asleep to.
As well as wake up, listen and fall back asleep to.
We had some visitors in the morning across the river.
And they were beautiful.
Mama caught me there.
 Boldly crossing the river except for one fawn.
Poor baby just didn't want to go.
 Packed up and headed back to the east side of Idaho.
And on the mountain was this traffic light.
Is that not a hoot?
 More rushing rivers.
 And more amazing barns.
We made it back to Idaho Falls and we're
headed to Jackson Hole to hang out for a couple of days.
We will be boondocking in Yellowstone for
about 5 days - so I'll see ya on da flip-flop.
(cb talk - for I'll catch ya on the return trip or whenever
I get internet service) LOL!

Scrapping on the road - round 2

Again I apologize for the iphone quality.
There is no easy way.
We were able to stop early after an easy day
of traveling. 
Therefore, I was able to get some pages done.
I have to admit the limited supplies are
still kicking my butt.
Mostly its that I didn't bring a paper trimmer
and I have never ever been the best cutter with a pair
of scissors - ever.
So the crooked rustic-ness is driving me nuts.

I'm working on it.
I'm almost sort of caught up.
As if that EVER happens in scrapbooking.
I need to get everything in whilst the internet flows.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Kooskia Fish Hatchery

Was very interesting and they are totally interested
in getting chinook salmon into the waters and keeping the species rockin'.
I love salmon - especially sushi salmon so I can get behind this.
They breed the salmon and send the eggs down to this
site to hatch. They then separate them by size
going through tubes and dump them into these tanks.
 Where they flow through these gadgets that clip their
tiny back fin and tag them electronically.
 They are then dumped into these huge holding tanks
and eventually thrown back in the wild where
its up to then to figure out how to circumnavigate the
big wide rivers and stay safe from roving birds of prey.
 Wider shot of the holding pens.
 It was all very interesting and they have a good 
return on salmon coming back to the fold.
Fisherman can only keep the salmon that have the tiny
fin cut and of course there's a size limit.
 If I got anything wrong - I apologize - and will correct the info.

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