S: Wyoming and South Dakota September 2011
FC: Harper - Talkington Wyoming and South Dakota September 10th - 22nd 2011
1: Jackson, Wyoming September 10, 2011
2: Walking and Shopping in Jackson | First morning, breakfast at Nora's Fish Creek Inn at Wilson, Wy. | Dinner at the Worth Hotel in Jackson | Arts festival in Jackson
3: Snake River | Cowboy Steakhouse in Jackson
4: Granite Lodge
6: Grand Teton
8: The Chapel was built in 1925 so locals could worship together | Pews are made out of Aspen | Window frames the mountains once known as the Hoary Headed Fathers.
9: Our first of many picnics | ahhh a piece of home for these two | General Store @ the area
10: Boat ride across Jenny Lake to start our hike
11: Hiking up to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point
12: Inspiration Point with views of Jenny Lake | More of Hidden Falls
14: Dornan's has a beautiful view, but Jim didn't see it due to being dizzy & dehydrated | Many hang gliders
15: Snake River Grill | Donuts for dessert? | Delicious "green" onion rings | The Grand Tetons
16: Mike our guide | Men get orange jackets. Why did Jim get a yellow jacket like the women?
17: Solitude Float trip down Snake River
20: Phelps Lake | Hiking up to Phelps Lake | Where's the Ranger?
21: Tram ride to top of Rendezvous Mountain. 10,450ft summit | Hang glider taking off
22: Another picnic | Storm went around us
23: Ryan & Sarah | Jeremy, our guide & driver | Chuck Wagon Dinner
24: Jim not getting too close to the Lower falls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
25: The only bear we saw was in the clinic where Ron was treated for a "rash" | 1988 fires took out 790,000 acres of the park | Yellowstone -oldest National Park 1872 w/over 300 geysers. Teddy Roosevelt "most scenic 50miles in the world from east entrance."
26: Blue Star Geyser | Old Faithful erupts every 90 minutes lasting 2-5 minutes. Reaches a height of 90-184 ft., emitting 10,000 - 12,000 gallons of water.
27: White Dome Geyser | Excelsior Geyser | Fire Hole Springs | another geyser in Old Faithful area
28: Black Riverside Geyser | Great Fountain Geyser erupts every 9-11 hrs. and is 100 ft tall | Firehole Spring | Mud Volcano
29: Fountain Paint Pots
30: @the Upper Falls, which is lower than the lower falls.. | Liberty Cap 37ft dormant cone @ Mammoth Hot Springs
31: Old Faithful Inn built in 1904 National historic landmark | Dinner with the Weatherlys and Judy
32: North Wyoming Scenery
33: South Big HornCounty Airport Old planes by Greybull, Wy
36: Devils Tower The first National Monument 1906 1267 ft. tall
37: Irma's Hotel & Grill 1902 Built for Buffalo Bill Cody's girlfriend | Lunch @ Irma's
38: Buffalo, Wyoming | September 17th, 2011
39: Talkingtons had the Rose Suite - Bed is 120 yr. old 4 poster bed | Harpers had the Cottonwood Suite named for the trees that grow along the banks of clear creek
40: Named after the novel "The Virginian" | The original Occidental Saloon was built in 1908. There are still 23 original bullet holes in the ceiling | A banker's dream to have dinner in a bank vault
41: Cathy Collins - Owner of Strawberry Bed and Breakfast in Deadwood, South Dakota | Diamond Lil's is Kevin Costner's restaurant in Deadwood, SD | The Busy Bee has great cinnamon rolls | Wardrobes from Costner's various movies
42: Sturgis is one bar after another and another and another | Women's restroom..and this is America ? | 71st Sturgis rally had over 800,000 motorcycles this year
43: Coyote Blues Bed and Breakfast | Mediterranean room -Talkingtons | Turkish room - Harpers | More hot tubs! | Christine Streich from Switzerland - Owner
44: View off the patio at the Blue Coyote B&B | This is the life.....
45: Gutzon Borglum is the sculptor of Mt. Rushmore from 1927-1941 | September 20th, 2011
46: It took over 400 workers to create Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, & Lincoln
47: Korczak Ziolkowski started Crazy Horse in 1948. He died in 1982. Now his children will continue the completion. | Crazy Horse is pointing to show "My lands are where my dead are buried." | The sculpture will be 563ft. tall when finished (taller than the Washington monument , which is 555ft.)
48: Wildlife loop in Custer State Park | Last picnic | Sylvan Lake
49: Feeding the wild burros carrots | Herd of Bison | Antelope | This one won't take no for an answer
50: The Needles Eye
51: Entering a granite tunnel built in 1922 | Rock climbers
52: More of the Needles Eye Drive | Red Ass Winery in Deadwood,SD
53: Couple from California at Blue Coyote B&B | Lunch in Custer,SD | Celebrating Jim's 66th birthday on September 24th, 2011 | Ron finds a new bed partner