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We were traveling from one small town to the next, some of which barely had enough residents for it to be considered a "town" back east. As we exited Montpelier, I noticed what appeared to be an old abandoned church. Of course, as I have noted before, I enjoy photographing old buildings. So we quickly pulled to the side of the road and I snapped a few photos of this church ...
... 30pm we got back on the road with a spare and made our way to our campsite - weary but glad to be settled. A glass of wine was in order.....
Day one lessons learned:
Always wear clean underwear :)
Always travel with duct tape and a bottle of wine :)
Freaking out does solve anything - just breathe and make a plan
#pickup your crazy heart and give it one more try
452 miles traveled today
14 1/2 hours on the road
First things first. We headed out at 9 to capture a glimpse of Old Faithful. She did not disappoint! While there we paid a visit to the RV auto station to have air put in the Eagle's tires. Because of something funky with her valves the tires had to be removed to do so. The upside is it took less than the predicted hour and we are pretty sure the mechanic is Johanna's ...
... a good night's sleep. The breakfast was equally hearty and we began our hike out of the Grand Canyon. Something I noticed was the friendliness of the hikers on the trail. Everybody seemed to have empathy for each other. I enjoyed meeting the mules who made this trip with humans on their backs. They are super athletes! It was an experience of a lifetime to reach the top and be OUT of the canyon. Even though it was easier on my knees and we were traveling ...
... on US26/89 for some
thirty miles to the unmarked Star Valley and Rt 34 east into Idaho. I
was heading for Grays Lake NWR, nesting grounds of the Rocky Mountain
Flock of Sandhill Cranes as well as Trumpeter Swans. It wasn't long
until until the sandhill made their presents known but the swans were
not to be seen from our vantage point of twenty miles of something
like gravel roads. This distance was covered in just over three
hours with the greatest benefit ...