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Monday, August 31, 2015

Late August… Outings, Upgrades & Special Friends

Well, here it is the last day of August!  Gorgeous blue sky, no smoke in the air, and hopeful that the fire dangers in the west are settling down. Sad about the loss of lives and property.

We took a nice drive one day to Granite Hot Springs, and Tom enjoyed a soak in the mineral pool while Nell and I explored along the creek. This is an old hot springs pool at the end of a 10-mile gravel/dirt road… beautiful country, and nice outing away from the campground.
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Our microwave/convection oven had been showing signs of quitting soon so, while in this location for deliveries, we received a replacement and got it installed! Wow… we knew the replacement would be slightly larger inside, and are most pleased.  Two racks for baking, and a larger turntable, plus a few other added features.  And, the big plus… I didn’t have to clean the old one!!!  Tom did a great job on the installation!
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As I mentioned above, the smoke has lessened here, and we are enjoying nice weather. Love the wildlife viewing we are fortunate to enjoy now and then… this big boy waltzed through the campground one day, much to our delight! Seeing more Pronghorn in the campground now, also.
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Enjoying a real “bonus visit,” as Christine & Brent have returned for a couple weeks!  Truly wonderful to have them here again! Makes us smile  :)
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As we begin our final month here in Wyoming, we are counting our blessings… grateful for a good summer and getting excited to think of traveling on again soon. More on that later…
Happy Fall, Everyone! Hugs, Dianne & Tom

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” –Kierkegaard

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” –Albert Einstein

12 comments:

  1. Such beautiful scenery for sure! There are so many beautiful places around and so many beautiful pictures to take. Enjoy your last month!

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    1. And we wish you a great winter out east! Be well!

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  2. The days are slipping by so fast!!

    I'll have to send you a "catch up" email soon. Lots of good stuff to tell you about (besides our new awesome 2016 summer gig ;-)

    Soon you'll be on the road again! Yippee!!

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    1. Good to get your email this morning... will write back soon! Yes, amazing how things work out :)

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  3. What a great Last few weeks you've had. Super cool that you got to see Hortons Travels again too. Good travels to you wherever you go next.

    Nina

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    1. Yep, good times and really is nice seeing Horton across the campground, and enjoying little visits as we make our rounds with puppies. Little visits here and there... some good chats :) I'm sure you are both enjoying traveling on again. Should you decide to take a more southerly route through WY, we would love to see you both... just an hour from Jackson. Be well!

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  4. Just found your blog. Many interesting coincidences.My wife has an aunt in Roswell, Carol Syska, who is a rockhound.Our plan when I retire in January is to head south from Pueblo and spend some time with her. I also found your report on Ely interesting as I am a train buff.
    We will be heading to Boise when the weather warms up to visit my sister and brother-in-law and my daughter as well.
    We have a DP on order and look forward to our retirement years traveling the country. Roger & Ola Otto

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    1. Small world. We knew Carol while members of the Chaparrel Rockhound Club in Roswell. She will remember us :) Don't know what a DP is, but best wishes to you in retirement and happy travels!

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  5. Finally had a chance to catch up with your blog. We have lots of time as we wait for our rig to get new axles. We are not going to Florida with the group so we will be happy to see you in Arizona.

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    1. Hope you are all set and on your way soon. See you in the desert :)

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