Well, I'm here...

Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Where I stayed
Western Hills Campground
What I did
Trees moving in the "Breeze"...

Flag of United States  , Wyoming
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I got out of Two Bays campground early, about seven-forty-five and headed west on Happy Jack Road.  It was pretty calm the whole way. The highway varied from pretty good to really good.  

The road winds through some beautiful country, marred in spots by the red trees.  Seems the beetles are here too, in spades.  We gained and lost altitude the whole way, coming over one smaller mountain range near a city that I have forgotten, but which lies in the mountains about twenty miles from the campground.

We rolled into Rawlins at about nine-forty-five, just before the office at Western Hills Campground closes until two.  The gal there was more than helpful and friendly.  I got a site without cable.  What's that?  Not having watched TV on purpose for nearly a year and a half, I think I'm losing the concept.

Thinking back, I saw several cattle enroute, but not a single pronghorn. And here I thought that Wyoming had them by the droves.  Perhaps they all blew away!

I got settled, had lunch and took a bit of a snooze.  Later, I took a shower at the office and then did my laundry right here onsite.  I was a bit surprised that a load in a washer cost $2.50, but that's the way it is, movin' west, as the story goes.

My neighbor, Chris, called to get Lynnie's phone number.  He lives across the alley and is a bee guy.  He had heard the sounds of a bee swarm in our McIntosh apple tree, and wanted to warn her.  She called David, another bee guy and eventually they got a third bee guy to come and collect the bees.  The swarm was over three feet in length, according to Chris, bee guy one and they figured that it weigh about ten pounds and contained about ten thousand bees!  Cool, but I missed it.  Maggie, the bee lady, and wife of Chris sent me two photos, which I'll include.

Other than that excitement, there's not much to report. the "W" blew and is still active.  The early sunset was cool and I'll have some pics of it and the clouds in the area tomorrow for your view.

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George on


Dennis on

You better pick up your pace if you want to get home before winter sets in. Good to see you are still having a grand time touring the country.

TJ on

That swarm would have been something to see! Funny, I just got done inspecting my hives and still smell like smoke. I'm not a bee guy really....little clue what I'm doing yet. Just gonna kinda let it flow......

I trust Wyoming is bearable. I recall being at a school event in Rawlins in 85 probably. Lonely country down there.

Bonnie on

Enjoyed the buzz about the bees!

photodon on

had a swarm move in next to me at the Bar J in Tuscon. Quite a noisy affair but they moved in one day and out the next. M'be it was something I said? ;0)

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