Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Unfortunately, most of the arches required hiking in for a distance to see them... and quite frankly, I didn't see the point. But someday, if it is cooler, and I am in Utah, in the desolate place of Moab, and I see the point, I will go see the arches because looking at something other than the terrain I am used to or the mountains we just saw is beautiful in its own way. The colors on the stones were very interesting. And there was some green in the desert which really interested me.
We were going to see Canyonlands but because Tim's arm began to look worse despite the antibiotics he was on, we chose to drive to our next location so he could check back in to the ER for another assessment. We drove to Colorado and was quite fascinated to see that Western Colorado had many of the same deserty, colorful cliffs AND green fertile valleys. We checked into our condo that we are staying at in Glenwood Springs. Our condo is part of a ski resort that is very quiet right now. It is also 10 miles in the middle of no where but very nice and beautiful here. We then spent 5 hours in the ER. This doctor thinks that he has a MRSA infection. We've already weighed the options of going home early, and perhaps even driving home. But Tim was able to get 2 IV antibiotics and came home with 2 more (double strength) to take orally. He will see the doctor again tommorrow night if needed. He assures me that we don't have to cut our trip short. The hospital was much more pleasant and professional than we experienced yesterday. We did enjoy the park this morning so our day was not all bad. Here is one more picture of what we saw.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Then, the bison, who don't seem to understand that there are boundaries, decided to cross the road in front of traffic. When we got back into the park, there was a herd of elk in the field that we enjoyed.
This morning, we decided to go to Yellowstone and on our way out, there were 2 grizzly bears rummaging for food. The picture had to be taken quickly because the ranger was moving us on. We realize that anytime there is a ranger present, there is a bear. It's almost like they follow the bear because people are really stupid. People walk right up to the bison to take pictures like they won't do anything.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
We fish right below the dam and watch a bald eagle and osprey soar over us. The pelican likes to float down the river waiting for fish, and the uinta (ground squirrel) in the family of the prairie dog playing on the rocks near us. The fish bite most of the day but it does vary with how much water is coming out of the dam. There is alot of water in the lake right now and they are letting about 8000 gallons out a day (normal is 2000). The fishing in Wyoming is wonderful!!!!!! Will try Yellowstone again next week.
Friday, July 4, 2008
It wasn't until we got to the area just east of the Grand Tetons that we saw the beautiful mountains called the Cathedral Group or the Teton Range. They were gorgeous. I didn't include a picture because it was hazy but I'll include some with my next blog. Needless to say, we were glad to get to our destination.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Flying from Albuquerque to Denver to meet my family, I saw the most amazing cloud formation. I began to think about the fact that a cloud is sometimes like an iceberg. You never know how big it is from the limited view you get. I think people are like this too. You never know all the things people are trying to cope with on a daily basis. The cloud is a good reminder.