I shot a man in Reno" - Johnny Cash

Trip Start Jun 06, 2010
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 27- spent the night in a luxurious Days Inn in Rock Springs, WY last night and made it just in time for our Mad River white water rafting. The trip was exciting but not as extreme as the Ocoee or mtn. Biking the slopes of Vail! One rapid was pretty intense and I thought our friend Kimberly in the front (riding the raft like a bull) was about to fly overboard. Overall, the Snake River was pretty fun.

We headed into the downtown of Jacksonhole to stop by and have a beer at the Cowboy Bar. We sat on the barstools (which are horse saddles) and watched tourists come in.

On the road to Yellowstone! Entered the south entrance and could not believe how beautiful it was. Stopped a couple of times to see some Bison and an American White Pelican. Again we stopped to see some Mud Volcanoe stuff that reeked of sulphur. We finally got to our campground about 2 hours later to be warned about the serious threat of bears. This is a quote from the Yellowstone newspaper regarding "if a bear is attacking/charging you".

"stand completely still, the bear may be testing you and stop the attack.".

P.S If you want to hear about Our idea for another reality show, ask us and we will be glad to tell. It involves a bear costume...

No brushing your teeth by your campsite- Yellowstone Bear Warning
"Maybe the bears want to brush their teeth" - Charlie

June 28 - While sleeping, Charlie and I were awakened by some noise that sounded like a pre-historic Raptor. We decided to ride our bikes from Canyon Campground to go see the Upper and Lower Falls. Lower Falls was unbelievable. It was better than HD. On the way back we rode next to a huge Bull Moose and it stared me down. The ride back was predominantly up hill and difficult, but we made it and then did a workout next to the campsite. We ate lunch and headed to Old Faithful. We saw the geyser, snapped some pics, and headed out of there. The crowd was huge. We rushed down to try and catch the Lone Star Geyser, but missed it by about 30 minutes. (it was a total of about a 5 mile hike) Maybe next time. Headed back to camp and cook some dinner and tell ghost stories.

Notes if you are visiting Yellowstone - bring plenty of firewood, beer, and water. Old Faithful - on a 90 minute cycle
Lone Star Geyser - south of old faithful, park in Kepler Cascades, bring you bikes, it is on a 3 hour cycle
Bridge Bay Campground - looked like a pretty awesome place to camp - open and next to the lake

Now we are on a 11 hour drive to Reno. Started in Wyoming, somehow drove through some of Montana, then Idaho, and on down to Nevada we made a short stop to check out Mesa Falls somewhere in Idaho We are Going to California to check out the coast.

"I wonder if tomorrow will follow today" - Led Zeppelin

June 29 - After the long drive Charlie and I gambled a little bit at the Atlantis. Mark it down as a capital loss to even out our awesome scenic gains.

June 30 - instructions from Aunt Carolynn were awesome but I will update tomorrow! Heading to Bodega Dunes on the coast of Cali!
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