Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yellowstone Park - I'll Miss You (Sort Of)

The time approaches to say farewell to my dysfunctional home in Yellowstone Park.  But then, aren't all  homes dysfunctional?

What will I miss?
Number One son who works at Grant Village.

Of course, if I wanted to see him, I had to track him down.  All the same, I knew he was just down the road.
Grizzly Son and his girl friend who took me on some great hikes.

I kept up with them, by the way.
My friend, David, at Yellowstone Traders, in West Yellowstone.

He's living the dream, living on the edge, living off the pick.
My friend, Ken, who took me on some great nature drives, taught me all about ravens and other creatures, and offered a pleasant break from the insanity of the Park.
And of course, there is Yellowstone Park, not to be confused with the companies who run the hotels and stores here.

It stands alone in its beauty.

It belongs to no one.

The Park would be better off without any humans, but I am grateful that I was allowed to spend a couple of months here.

So, good bye Yellowstone. 

I loved walking through your beauty, even though you scared me to death at times.

I may never be back, but I have the memories, the pictures and the stories to last me a lifetime.

For all of my blog friends, I hope you continue to follow my trip home.  There will be some adventures there, I'm sure.  It's never boring with the hubby.

There will be a new blog once Yellowstone Dreaming is packed away.  It's in my blood now.  Gotta keep writing.  Gotta stay in touch with you all. 


Pat said...

As much as you're likely excited to get away from work, you actually did a really good job. Aside from checking us in, we watched you work with the various other folks who checked in with you while we were hanging around down there, and you really worked well with everyone we saw you encounter. It was a pleasure to meet you in person.

I'm sorry you had such a bad experience there, but I hope you take some fond memories of the place with you. It holds a very special place in our hearts.

Judy said...

Pat...thanks for the good words. I definitely love the Park and am sad to leave it. I've met some great people here. The work experience had it's moments, but at times it was good too. I enjoyed meeting you both. Keep up the good work.

darlin said...

Grrrr, I was just about to sign off on my comment and this stupid laptop is too sensitive, I just know that it's female and has a mind of it's own!

... as I was saying!

It's been awesome tagging along with you from the start, the preparation, the trip, the change in jobs once you got there, oh and who could forget the snoring roomie! I've enjoyed seeing Yellowstone through your camera lens and your sense of humor while sharing your thoughts keeps me coming back to your blog! Have a wonderful, safe trip home!

Bon Voyage Charlie Brown. :-)

POD said...

Very touching post. Almost had me in tears. waaah

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