Sunday, August 31, 2014
Bikes, Galore! New Friends and Old Friends…
“Cycle Greater Yellowstone” is a six-day bicycle event that made a stop in our Day Use Area on Tuesday, August 19th. Early that morning, eight porta-potties were delivered, the caterer arrived, and a very well-organized lunch stop was set up quickly by some 30 support staff of the ride! The first of 660 riders arrived just after 10am and from then on until 2pm, cyclists arrived, ate and refreshed, and moved on again. This third day of the ride was 70 miles from Hoback Junction, near Jackson, to Pinedale, Wyoming. By 3pm, it was all over and everyone had left! Tom and I walked the area to check things out… didn’t find even a handful of paper trash remaining… what an amazing job they all did, and we were most impressed! It was great fun to watch the movement throughout the day!!!
We meet many nice folk here in the campground, and occasionally we “click” with some… like two couples from Ohio that were parked near each other. Turned out they lived in towns about an hour apart, and chats with them and us just flowed. Mike, on the right, is volunteering at Hila Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico for the next few months, and has a blog we will follow on his adventures. Enjoyed a brief time with all these fine folks! In the photo… Jerry, Carlene, Mindy & Mike.
We took a ride one day to take in the views of the Wind River Range… a cloudy day, but nice to enjoy a bit more of this area. Many lakes!
Long-time friends, Sandy & Paul, came by for a couple of days as they were returning to Houston after visiting their daughter in Alaska. Was great fun to chat and catch up on things… so pleased they added a stop here on their long travels! And, after so much rain, we enjoyed beautiful weather for their visit!
Good to have full-timing RV buddies, Becky & Dave, return… they were here to visit us in June, and we are pleased to have this bonus time together! The guys plan on fishing, of course! Last evening we went to the Branding Iron Café in Bondurant, WY for dinner and a music event… a good time was had by all!
So, now we will begin our final month here at Warren Bridge Campground for this summer… yes, we do plan to return again next year! Also, we are looking forward to more special friends yet to visit during September!!! Oh, and with this final photo of a beautiful rainbow, we ask if there might be some symbolism? The pot of gold at end of the rainbow is our RV Dump Station…
Just gotta smile :)
Best wishes to all! Hugs, Dianne & Tom