Sunday, April 25, 2010

News From Yellowstone

Pictures for the day and then we'll get down to business.

The young man on the left is Adam from Springfield, Ohio.  In case you don't know, that is about half an hour from where I live.  I came all this way to meet a neighbor.

He has complained a little about working with old people, no offense, he says.  I told him I'm a cougar just to really worry him.

The more mature gentleman is James who claims to have worked for the State Department in Iraq.  I may have the country wrong, but he wants to be interviewed for my blog, so  you will learn more about him in the future.  He causes a lot of trouble in class.  That's why I like him.

This is a view of my little Mammoth Hot Springs village that I'm stuck in for another week.

Tough assignment, huh.

My artsy black and white picture of the week.

This is the view of from the terraces.  You can huff and puff all over them just to make yourself feel out of shape...which I am.

Bob the Bison on his nightly stroll.  We're getting to be good friends.  He promises to sign up as a follower soon.

Now for the things I've learned today:

1.  Having a 20 year old room mate is no guarantee of a good time.  She was in bed by 9:30 last night.  She's not the permanent roomie.  I have one of my older classmates lined up for when we move to Old Faithful.  I asked the important questions like when do you go to bed, when do you get up and can I have the window open?  She answered appropriately.

2.  We learned today that there is a jail in Yellowstone and it is right down the road from the hotel.  Every crime in the Park is a Federal offense, by the way, so it is best to behave one's self here.  I began to wonder if living there would be better than my room at the dorm.  I'd probably have my own room and could shower when I want.  They inmates get the same food we do.  It's sounding like an option.

3. It is now legal to carry fire arms in the Park.  Larry, the security guard, has been filling me in on the details.  This is bad news for the wild life and hikers.  He has reassured me that there are no rattle snakes here, but there are bull snakes that can get you.  They aren't poisonous but the bite can be deadly when it gets infected.  People give me way too much information.

4. The prom went well last night.  Larry, my guard friend, was on duty.  He let me watch a few of the couples enter the hall.  The girls were beautiful.  The boys looked awkward and much younger.

That's all for tonight.  We have tomorrow off, so there should be big adventures.  See ya tomorrow.


darlin said...

Looks like you've found a piece of paradise Judy. And if the exercise gets to tough, find out what would give you a week in "jail" a break might be in order! ;-)

Teresa said...

Love the artsy black and white! Bob looks harmless... from a distance.

Glad your getting a free day, and look forward to more photos.

Checked on Mike sunday. He was busy at the "flea" stocking, but stopped and chatted for a minute.

Looked like he has been eating,and his chipper ol self. so thats my report.
Take care and miss you Judy.

eriks44 said...

I'm jealous, i wish i was there now! I wouldn't worry too much about the snakes, i only saw 2 all of last year and they were small ones like you would find in ohio. Enjoy the day off, take some cool pictures.

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