Sunday, August 30, 2009

Arrived N. Barrington, IL, (Lisa and Adrian's house) @ 9:14pm central time. 3,320 miles and 12 days after leaving SF.

Mississippi River

Just crossed into WI
280 miles to go

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Last day on the road with Jack and Henry

775 miles to Chicago

Friday, August 28, 2009

Artist's View, Yellowstone

On our way

Day 10 on the road, 1809 miles on the odometer.
Here's Henry taking one more shot at a trout on the way out of

24 hour delay leaving Yellowstone

Cracked an ignition coil Wednesday coming into Yellowstone. The
service station here at Old Faithful ordered the replacement
yesterday, arrived this morning. Thanks to Mike the mechanic (pictured
below) we'll be on our way through Cody to the Bighorns.

Continental Divide

37 degrees @ 6 am

Hot cocoa to start the day

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dunged Dobie

Here's Dobie getting a bath in Pacific Creek in Teton after rolling in
Bison dung.

leaving Jackson, but not Wyoming

We're off to Yellowstone National Park, where we will camp for the night.  Expect to stay somewhere in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains tomorrow night.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Warren and Jack caught an 11" cutthrout on the Snake River

Henry's first fish, a cutthroat trout.
p.s. that's a can of bear repellent I'm wearing in the shoulder holster- just in case

more horse pics

Jack, Cheryl, Mike, Henry, Warren and Sue atop Willow Ridge, above Jackson (above).
Henry and a shoe with the Belgian it came from (above left and left).

Monday, August 24, 2009

These last two are from String Lake in Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Teton National Park
Here's a couple shots from yesterday, more to come later. Jackson is about 6600 feet above sea level. we rode up out of the valley to about 8000 feet, about a 2 1/2 hour round trip.
We all had a terrific time.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

These last three posts are pictures from today.

We arrived yesterday evening after nine hours on the road from Baker City, Oregon.
1493 miles from SF!
Cheryl flew in from Chicago earlier, and was there to greet us with Warren and Sue.

After a hearty breakfast this morning of Warren's famous waffles, we loaded up people and gear and took a short drive to an access point of the Flat River to try our luck fishing.

Warren hooked a couple cutthroat trout, but no keepers. Jack hooked one, maybe a keeper, but it shook the lure before he could land it.

Early this evening we all headed into town for a wild west show, and then to the Jackson Hole rodeo (see pics of Henry).

Tomorrow's plans include horseback riding and perhaps some more fishing.
The boys are having a fabulous time.

On our way to Saturday night rodeo...

7:30 am, Jackson.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hell's Half Acre Lava Flow, near Idaho Falls, ID.
1382 miles from SF.

On our way to Jackson, WY, after a night at the Oregon Trail Motel in
Baker City, OR.
$4.95, breakfast for three!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

404 SE 78th Avenue

Here we are in Uncle Chrissy's dining room.
Almost twelve, fairly uneventful hours on the road.

Best part of the day for Jack was lunch at In-N-Out in Redding.

Henry picked tomatos with Chris.

Grilled Alaskan halibut for dinner.
Outside Shasta Lake rec. area at a gas stop.
106 degrees.
Arrived Portland 7:50pm
7:50 am, not bad.

We're off!