Bison in Yellowstone National Park

My first attempt at a panoramic shot.

So I finally got to look at my picture, nice shot of the lake, bison not so much.  See the little dark dots in the background,  that’s the bison.  Trust me there were lots of them.

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Eclipse in Oregon

So we watched the total eclipse just north of Madras, OR.  It was an amazing experience. 

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Glacier National Park

We drove through the park from the east side to the west side, traveling the “Going-to-the-sun road. This is an amazing drive and I encourage everyone to take the time to drive it. Even though the park rangers said it was a clear day, much of the park was very hazy due to the smoke from the wildfires.

Glacier National Park is possibly the most amazing place I’ve ever been.  Also, Montana might have the worst Internet service in North America.

Everyone should drive highway 2 across Montana once in their life.

More to follow when I have WiFi, I’ve used my data allotment for today.

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Havre, MT

We made it to Havre today. Wet and rainy this morning. But we still saw lots of beautiful scenery at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  Phone and Internet challenges plus a large crack in windshield made for a long day. Also tonight’s hotel is really crappy compared to last night.  Sigh….

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Bismark, ND

So we made it all the way to Bismarck, ND today.  That’s almost 700 miles.  We decided to avoid I80 and drove 141 all the way to I29. Very pleasant, especially as we got near  Loess Hills. Breakfast was at Cronks in Denison. (The birthplace of Donna Reed.)  We finished the day by driving thru Standing Rock Reservation.  We saw massive sunflower fields and lots of two lane blacktop.

I didn’t stop to take pictures, so hopefully this will give you an idea. 

Also, I’m typing on my phone, so excuse all the errors.


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Getting ready to roll

Headed west in just over a week.

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Final Note

We arrived safely back in Waukee on Sunday afternoon.  The dogs gave us a very warm, furry, and loving welcome.
Car is all unpacked. It was 65 degrees yesterday and the entire week is forecast to be in the sixties.
Jorden continues to recover in Houston with her parents. She is still in some pain, but will see the doctor today.
This will most likely be the last post here for awhile unless a major event unfolds. I see lots of yard work in my future.
Thanks again for everyone’s prayers.

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Discharged!

Jorden is out of the hospital and resting at our temporary home in Sugar Land. She is not as comfortable as yesterday but still doing remarkably well. James has to leave at 4 am on Saturday to catch an early flight back to Iowa. And unless things change we will start our drive back to the tree farm shortly after James leaves.
While her head does hurt Jorden says it is not as bad as the headaches she had before; affirming that surgery was the best option for her.
Thanks again for everyone’s prayers and kind words. We miss Florida terribly but they say it will be in the fifties in Iowa next week.

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Wow!

Amazing how much better Jorden is feeling.
Up, showered, had breakfast and ready to leave the hospital tomorrow.

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