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Travel Blogs from Fraser
before. When I got over the crest I could see over to a set of mountains on all
sides. I was standing in total open space as far as I could see. I felt so free
and the song "the hills are alive" came to my mind. Kinda queer, I know but the freedom that was
felt was alive....
Ruby's descent, we decided to find a place to take a short walk and hang out for
awhile and do nothing. And of course we did; on ...
... and head towards the mountains. All the while, I'm constantly checking my map for references. I find a unsealed road that goes through a valley and to the heights, and have to backtrack a little. There was a risk that it wouldn't be open due to the time of the year, and it was shut, which was disappointing. Looking up the road, the valley looked just beautiful. What a shame it was shut. I head back up into the mountains from where I'd come and back onto the main road. ...
Feeling educational, Jo, Rachel, Nevin and I decided to test our new knowledge and go on a hunt for the fearsome pine beetle. Our walk quickly descended into total chaos, as Jo the geography teacher taught Nevin how to lick rocks to figure out what type they are and we re-enacted the famous and entirely fictional hunting of the great elk, with Rachel playing the elk, complete with horns.
Back at the ...
... then headed towards Colorado as the sun set. Nathan wanted to go to one more hot spring, so I woke him up at midnight when we reached the Hobo hot springs in Sarasota, Wyoming. The hot springs there are in a park at the edge of town, are free, open 24 hours a day, and are fully civilized... dressing rooms, showers, submerged stone steps down into the springs. A strange combination of "urban" and wild, highlighted by the arrival of a deer, as ...
Today we had a day at home to rest, and later in the day we had a party for Nigel's birthday.
I met a kid named Conner - I was 27 days older than him. We played a game that we called Lord of the Rings with all of the young kids at the party. We also played Minecraft on Conner's mums iPhone.
I played Croquet with Dad, David and Nigel - it was easy - I think Nigel won the game.