The Story of Us: 2010 Part 6

Out last stop, before heading back to Kansas, was Bear Country USA, located just a few miles from Rapid City. We hoped to seen bears except for one on our road trip, so this was a good way to get up and personal safely. The park was a two mile drive through a wonderland of […]

The Story of Us: 2010 Part 5

We had made our upper west loop of our adventure, it was time to turn back east, back to Rapid City. The morning was very gloomy and raining so the mountains were hard to see as we left Jackson Lodge. We came upon Lava Mountain Lodge, situated on The Togwotee Pass in the Shoshone National […]

The Story of Us: 2010 Part 4

Dragon’s Mouth has a temperature of 170.2°F and is 18X30 feet and is 16 feet deep. Tower Falls is approximately 1,000 yards upstream from the Yellowstone River, and plunges 132 feet. Its name comes from the rock pinnacles at the top of the falls. We took time to see Mammoth Hot Springs, different from other thermal […]

The Story of Us: 2010 Part 3

As we entered Yellowstone National Park, this buffalo was walking down the road. He was walking down his side of the road. Don’t know where he was going or where he was coming from! A stop at the West Thumb Geyser Basin gift shop. Old Faithful Geyser reaches the height of 106 – 184 feet […]

The Story of Us: 2010 Part 2

We did not have the Devil’s Tower on our list to visit but Rumi said it was a must see. So we whizzed down I-90 towards the tower enjoying the Bear Lodge Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest. Devils Tower, a laccolithic butte composed of ignesous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains in […]

The Story of Us: 2010 Part 1

Our “Great American Road Trip” started with the Rotchfords flying into Kansas City. We spent the time catching up on things and went out toFogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse for dinner. They had an unbelievable salad and sides bar that included gourmet salads, rare exotic vegetables, fresh breads (my favorite), imported cheeses, and cured meats. […]

A Bear Scratching

This video was made on our last day in South Dakota. Will have more postings in the coming days.–K7PU

Sanford’s Grub & Pub

We checked into the Holiday Inn Express in Casper Wyoming and asked for a recommendation for dinner. Sanford’s Grub & Pub was just across the way so off we went. Sanford’s Short Story Once upon a college exam, a few guys got together drinking beer, eating food and watching reruns on the boob-tube and began […]

Painted Hills

As we left the rain and hail behind we arrived in Dubois. It was a neat town with rustic log buildings lining the street. Dubois is located between the Absaroka and Wind River mountain ranges. The valley was carved out by the Wind River and was travelled by Native Americans, explorers and adventurers. We stopped […]

Off Road Adventure

This morning we had breakfast at Jackson Lodge. It was a wonderful buffet with a very large fresh fruit tray. There was also the usual breakfast fare plus HUGE waffles and tiny waffles. Everyone said if you got a small waffle you would come back for another one and they were sooo right! The Teton […]