Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pictures from Rt. 66 Museum

 Sorry I wrote the story but forgot to post the picture link, hope you enjoy them...   Here are the pictures to the Rt 66 Museum in Elks, Oklahoma.... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/Rt66MuseumInElksCityOk#
  God Bless ... Airstreamhobo & Mom

Roger Miller's Home Town , Eric, Ok.

        July 28, We wake up to very black clouds ( What’s the weather coming like?). We pack up and leave,stopping at a info rest area for Oklahoma. I pick up info and find out the weather is just passing rain that we will drive out of it.
       We are at Eric Ok. The lady tells me that  Roger Miller was born here and there is a museum down the road. I head for there, but it is only open Wednesday thru Saturday. It is a small town and the museum looks like they just used a old bank for it. The town has character though, we drive around and find an old store with many old signs on display. I remember many of these signs growing up in Penna. There is a house behind it also with many signs around it too. A neighbor tells me that they are in a rest home with ill health and the place is growing with weeds. At the edge of town is a house with many collections of wind mills too all along his property front for all to see.
  Back to Rt. 40/ Rt.66 to head east, we arrive at Elks, Ok. to see a Rt. 66 museum and the town/farm also in the same complex. admission is $4.00 each and we are given a map of the grounds. So much to see, glad someone saved all these historic things for future generations to see. I even was a Soda Jerk at the local Drug Store, the lady guide there filled us in on the  long ago history of the drug store. Yes it is still raining but this is an inside museum...yeah !!
   There was a old house filled with yester year furniture and also the second floor was all dedicated to the local families of Rodeo Champions. Also a farm museum was here to see the old farm machinery. It stopped raining and getting hot again...
    Time to move on... I saw one of my tires was wearing bad so I stopped to swap the spare, but that was bad too so I bought a new tire as a safety precaution because I didn’t want a blow out and rip the side of the airstream. ($$$$ There goes the budget? )
    Well it’s after 3 pm we better move on ... we find a few historic things along the way. We stop at Lucille’s Service Station in Hydro, Ok. and get a few pictures. Then east again to Oklahoma City, we call ahead to a state park named Acadia Lake and make reservations as it is 5 pm and we are an hour away yet. We get a nice campsite for 3 nights and planned to see Oklahoma City and the area and rest too?
  Here are some pictures along the way ... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/Rt66InOklahoma72814#
  God Bless... AirstreamHobo & mom

Sunday ..Time for a moment of Peace...

     July 27, Sunday, time to leave Texas and head for Oklahoma. It is Sunday morning and during our drive west on Rt. 40 we see a Giant Cross way out in front of us at Groom, Texas. We stop at this attraction, I am glad we did, there is statues of Jesus during his last days all around a circle of the cross and also the hill where he is on the cross then a cave also depicting his death and resurrection too.
    There are many people her but the place is very silent in nature because of what you are reading and seeing as you follow the stations around the cross. This was my Sunday service to remind me of what he did for us... God Bless All...
   Here are some pictures I took, I hope you are moved by what I saw here ... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/TheCrossAtGroomTexas72714#
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Free Steak ???

     Continuing on July 26, we leave downtown and head out Rt. 40 east looking for a Tall Texan advertising Free Steaks ? We find the lot very full and people waiting for a table. We sign in they say 45 minutes and give us a beeper. We walk around the place searching each corner for fun. They even have a Cadillac Limo pick you up in the back lot and bring you to the front door, talk about service !
       5 minutes later our beeper rings? We got a table, the waitress told us he hit the wrong ### for us but we got the table first... nice guy .. We search the Menu to see what we would like... we decided on a 20 ounce Filet with bake potato and salad. We ask for an extra plate to share the meal. The meal comes and it is a lot of food, I glad we ask to share as we are both full when we are done.
       The front stage table has a 12 year old boy trying to eat a 72 ounce steak with 2 sides. If he does it ..it is Free !! You are kidding? I could hardly eat my 10 ounces and here is a kid eating a 72 ounce. With 20 minutes to go the boy gives up, he now owes $72.00 for the steak.
         Next we see a man, a Big Man step up and sit at the stage table and start eating.. Rare Red Meat with brown outside, he is sweating and eating. Many people take pictures of him eating, when we leave , he has about 12 ounces to go and still 30 minutes to do it. Later in the gift shop they announce that he has done it.
   At the back of the restaurant they have many things to do.. there is a Maze for you to try. Only $6.00 each or $5.00 each with a group, there is 4 places you must fined before coming out. There is an upstairs viewing stand, mom and I go up and watch the people searching their way around. The kids are the most fun to watch. Time to buy a T-shirt and sticker too for the Airstream door. Here are some pictures ....

Coolest RV Museum in Armarillo, Texas

     July 26, Saturday ...rise and shine... we drive into Amarillo for a look at downtown. We have a brochure on a RV Museum in town. I set the GPS but it takes us to a RV Dealer? I drive past and circle around again and stop in, here it is in the lot of the RV Dealer surrounded by new RV’s for sale. The salesman takes us back to the building...Free Admission Too !!
       My kind of place.. We walk in and the first thing I spot is a 1948 Airstream hanging from the ceiling with Caravan Lettering all over the sides. WOW !! I love seeing this ! This airstream has seen some serious traveling in the 50’s . This is before super highways and a lot of dirt roads too. The undercarriage is damaged by the roads it has traveled. I am impressed by one snow tire and one regular tire on the rig. I guess you buy just one tire as you need them back then(plus they are Bias Tires).
         We walk around the beautiful displays and see tent trailers, early motorhomes and even 2 more Airstreams. They even collect old Motorcycles too. Many early camping supplies were on display too. We spent over an hour searching all corners of museum, what I didn’t see Carol pointed out to me. Wow many of this things we remember as campers 40 years ago too. I always wanted a Winnebago too, there was one here.
   After the museum , we toured the dealership picking up some goodies. Oh, did I tell you my spare tube with the short sewer hose opened the cap and lost the hose yesterday? Well it did in New Mexico some where. Gotta have a new one, only $10.00 and found a RV Museum T-shirt too. They had one new Airstream on display, nice but we are happy with our 99’.
    We leave for downtown to find old 66 thru town , we find it and it is a lot of garages turned into Café’ and Bars, lots of motorcycles on this street. It is a beautiful day to ride. You know what is odd.. the downtown business area was completely empty ...no cars no people, I guess when it’s the weekend everyone goes home and are only found in shopping malls? Here are some pictures of the Museum and Rt 66 downtown... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/RVMuseumInAmarilloTexas72614#
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Cadillac Ranch....

   July 25, we leave New Mexico and cross the Texas border on Rt. 40/old 66. Right before Amarillo we see the Cadillac Ranch on the right. We missed the first exit and got off at the second one at “2nd Amendment” Cadillac display. This was 3 newer Cadillac's displayed with a Big Texan calling for his 2nd amendment rights. and also sold t-shirts for the Cadillac Ranch.
   I then drive 3 blocks west again to the Famous Cadillac Ranch. You had to pass thru a crooked gate to enter(guess to keep animals out?)walk about a block thru the fields to join others taking pictures but also spray painting the cars with each own design. People were in and on and behind the cars to leave their mark. It was fun to watch people pickup discarded paint cans and check them to spray. Most brought their own to use but then left them behind on the ground for others to use. I did write my name on one of the cars but I believe by now it is sprayed over. The paint was so thick with layers on all cars. There was not a bare spot to be seen. After a few snap shots of the Beautiful Cars we continued on...
   We stopped at a Tourist information Center to get info on the area and also Rt. 66 mapping thru the area. The lady recommended that we stay in a canyon nearby.  Palo Duro Canyon State Park is 30 minutes away.We get a site for $24/nite with elec/water hookup along the shade trees but it is still 95* here in the floor of the canyon. It was a nice drive around the canyon but I still liked the “Arches Park” the best. We pay for 2 nights to explore Amarillo.
   God Bless...Airstreamhobo & Mom

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tucumcari, NM. an old Rt. 66 Town ...still here...

        July 24, Continuing on down Rt. 66 we have to get on Rt. 40 east because the old highway disappears. We arrive at Tucumcari where the old 66 starts again thru town.
        Right off the highway for about 2 miles all the motels and gas stations are boarded up and closed, I thought this town was Gone? then after a few blocks we see the old town still there. The interstate has ruined a lot of small businesses because of New Hotels and gas stations built right off the exit and no one goes thru town anymore.
        There are still some well preserved old motels here but not a lot of people staying in them. Why pay $39.00 for and old motel when the new one are advertising the same price too.
       The campground we are in had maybe 75 sites but only 7 RV’s here. It is clean and has all the hookups and was a Passport America Park. Only $18.95/nite with all the hookups. We settled in and unhooked to drive around town to see the sights, lots of Murals adorn the walls of many buildings. We see the night Neon Lights come on at the motels , so of them are so cool not like the Boxy signs at the new Hotels.. Here are my pictures form here...https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/TucumcariNM72414#
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Madrid, NM. A Cool Village to see....

    July 24, we leave here and head for Rt. 66 going thru Santa Fe. When we get there there is no parking for the Airstream except a lot where the guy said it was $4.00/ hour ? I said forget it, the streets were narrow little store fronts that looked expensive , so we moved on down the Turquoise Trail on Rt. 66 stopping in Madrid for an hour. 
     This is an old village that artists and craftsmen set up their homes and shops to sell their crafts that they made. The village had a 5 MPH speed limit because people have to walk on the streets sometimes to see the shops. This was very interesting stop, I enjoyed the artists version of life and took a lot of pictures here... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/MadridNM72414#  More to come down the road...see ya !!
  God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

New Trip ???? Will you follw us ???

     July 23, 2014, What trip do I want next? Well since Albuquerque, NM. is on Rt 66 , we decided to explore it. We will be leaving here and heading East.. so why not follow the the old Historic Rt. 66 ... We started out at Old Town  in Albuquerque for the day . This is a quaint little village with café’ and gift shops all within maybe 10 square blocks. After spending the day here we went to a Rt. 66 Casino for the Wednesday Special..2 Buffets for $12.99. What a display of all kinds of food.. Think we gained some weight?
        We also met a husband/wife team truckers that haul long distance from Calif. to Pa. for  Federal Express in Middletown, Pa. Small world? They drive 6,000 miles every week..each drive 500 miles a day. They sure keep on rolling down the highway. This was one of the few times they stop to eat a meal . Other times they eat while driving. They are home 2 days a week but off they go again. They been trucking 16 years as a team.. Wow !! I get tired after 200 miles a day, it would take me weeks to hit 6,000 miles.
         We decided to leave here on Thursday and follow Rt. 66 , we got the maps and also lots of places to stop along the way, I love old towns and it’s people... I hope you will follow us on this trip also.... See todays’ pictures.. https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/OldTownAlbuquerque72314#
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

End of the Trip West...

July 22, Today we arrived at Enchanted Trails in Albuquerque, NM. for the final stop on our trip to the West. I hope you all enjoyed the ride. I tried to tell a story along the way as well as post some Postcard Pictures that I took.
        The trip was 5,800 miles from Penna, to here. We stayed mostly at Passport America Parks saving 50% off campsites. Our travels took us to National Parks which we enter for free on our Senior Passes being over 62..That saved us alot of money. The National Parks campgrounds were also 50% off . Some of those campsites were without hookups but thats why we have the airstream with holding tanks and also a generator. We only ran the generator maybe 4 times to charge the on board batteries. We were so busy that a lot of nights when it got dark(10 pm) we were ready to ZZZZ.
   The most we paid for a campsite was $27.00 in the Badlands at a commericial campground. All others were less than $20.00 a night. The lowest we paid was $7.50/ nite. So if you do look around you can find campsites for a reasonable price. We don't need all the Resort Campgrounds to stay at. Every campground was nice and clean every where we went, The Hosts were most gracious and were fun to talk to and get ideas from on what to see in the area. Was there a Favorite? It would be hard to pick but Yellowstone has so much to see and enjoy.
   So Good-bye for now and watch here for future trips... Thanks for going along!!! Any comments ??
  God Bless AirstreamHobo & Mom

Monday, July 21, 2014

Durango- Silverton Train Ride

        July 20, Sunday, Rise and Shine at 6 am to catch a train to Silverton on the Durango-Silverton Train. Boarding time is 7:30 am...All Aboard !! For an all day trip returning at 5:30 pm. We are in an open car for the round trip. Tickets are $90.00 each for the ride. We leave town and wind around mountains for 3 1/2 hours arriving at 11:30 am.
      When we arrive it starts to rain and sleet too. we head for a dry place in a restaurant to have a great lunch.. Roast Beef open sandwich with mashed potato and corn. Carol stays under the front roof on a bench while I explore the town in the rain.. Muddy streets and water flow like little creeks down the sidewalks too.
      At 1:35 pm we load up for a return trip and see the sights the other way now as we progress down the mountains the sun comes out and it is warm again... I took a lot of pictures, so here are a few ??? Enjoy...  https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/DurangoSilvertonTrainTrip72014#
                 God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Mesa Verde

      July 20,2014.. Well we saw a lot this week from Moab, Utah to Durango, Colorado. Lots of pretty high mountains to climb but there is a downside too!! We stopped in Moab for 3 days to see Arches and then moved on to Durango, Colorado. In Durango we arrived friday at Junction Creek in the San Juan National Park. We found a campsite 2 miles back a very dusty road for 4 nights at $9.50/nite with no hookups. But the mountain is cool at night down to 55* and 80* during day but we are in tall trees.
  On Saturday , we drive 45 miles to Mesa Verde Park to see the cliff dwellings that Pueblos built over 1,000 years ago. I signed up for a Balcony House Tour, it is $4.00 for the Ranger tour. Carol’s knees would not be able to climb 32 step ladder and also crawl 12 feet thru a 2 foot square tunnel. I barely did the crawl, but I squeezed down to a size 8 to get thru? The whole tour was very Interesting and I am glad I did it..but warning it was a tough climb and crawl. here are my pictures..enjoy..
    God Bless...AirstreamHobo & Mom 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A VW Junk Yard Tour

    July 17, While driving around Moab I saw an unusual collection of junk cars... They were all VW Beetles ..Buses..and a few odds and ends too.
          Ok..this is off track but I love the unusual, so I ask permission to walk around and take my weird shots of this Junk Yard. Did you ever play Punch Bug with your kids or grandkids? Well I saw enough for a lifetime today.
      If you don’t like cars or junk just bypass this blog today and skip the photos. For those that like junk yard shots I think you will like these....https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/VWJunkyard#
    God Bless from AirstreamHobo..... Mom didn’t like the wait in the truck today (g)

Arches National Park

        July 16th, We arrive in Moab, Utah as we enter the Park we see sign that campground is full. The Ranger gives us a BLM Map of local National Camps. We turn around and head for the Camps along the Colorado River at the edge of Arches park. We find a camp at Goose Valley, only $7.50/ nite no hookups, which is Ok if the weather wasn’t so hot.
          We set up and leave for a tour of the park. We enter the park and get our maps. You are met with the most beautiful rocks so high it’s unbelievable. You have to see these in person to realize how majestic they are. We drive around the paved roads for 3-4 hours stopping at most turn-outs. Speed limit is 30 MPH in the park.
           We drive 18 miles to the dead end where the camp is located. Yes it is full and some sites would have not been big enough for the Airstream. Some sites look kinda small. We return to the entrance to return to the Airstream. It is still 95* at camp, the heat is too much for us, we need air condition when it’s this HOT.
             We find a Passport America Park at the other end of Moab for $21.00/nite with full Hookups and cable & wifi too. We decided to move and loose the $30.00 we paid for the 4 nights. AHhhh the Air condition feels so good !! Glad we made the move. Here are pictures of the Arch NP..Enjoy..   https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/ArchesNationalPark71614#
   Hope the Rocks will interest you and be beautiful to you as they were to us.
                            God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Heading for Arches National Park.....

   July 16th, we leave Huntington State Park for a 100 mile drive to the Arches National Park.. Boring 100 miles,,, not much to see but mountains and oncoming traffic... see Pictures https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/DrivingToArchesNationalPark
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Flaming Gorge National Park

      July 14th, We left Jackson Hole, WY. and headed for Arches National Park. But our drive took us through The Ashley National Park which is also surrounding The Flaming Gorge Park also.
         We stopped at Fire Hole Campground which is inside the Gorge area. Our site overlooked the beautiful waterway going thru the park. Our site was only $9.00/nite without  hookups, but a Great View. We also had a covered picnic table right next to the Airstream.        
       There were only 7 rigs here for 40 sites, so we had the place to ourselves. The camp Host stopped by for a chat and stayed an hour talking about the area and his life as a Host. He has been doing this for 7 years and enjoying the job ever since.  I got up at 6 am on July 15th to get the sunrise shots which were spectacular as the sunset shots from the night before.    See Pictures ... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/FlamingGorgeNPRecr71514#
  We also saw Russian Tourists at the Dam taking a swim, they had rented Harleys and Mustangs to tour the area. They were having a Blast.    See you down the Road    God Bless.. AirstreamHobo & Mom

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Night in Jackson,WY.

          July 12, We drive into town to see the town. There is a Gunfight Show at 6 pm on the town square, the crowd is big. This is a preview of a Dinner Show down the street that you need tickets for. We also walked around some very expensive gallery shops and art stores too. Here are some shots of the night life in Jackson.... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/JacksonHoleWY71214#
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Mormon Row Homestead

        July 12, Saturday, I leave about 9 am for a drive from the campground out the back road. This leads me to a old village know as Mormon Row Farmstead. What a back drop of the Tetons surrounds this Historic site. This has got to be one of the most beautiful farms to see in America. I spent 2 hours here taking all kinds of shots and angles of these barns & houses. There are many sightseers here also and also an Artist club from the Tetons’ Art  Association.
      I enjoyed talking to each of them and taking their pictures too. Here are just a few pictures of the collection that I took , I hope you like my Weird shots?  https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/MormonVillageFarmsInTetons71214#
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Teton National Park, WY.

July 11th, We arrive at the Tetons outside of Jackson, WY. What a beautiful drive along the inner parkway right next to the Tetons !! We arrived at Gros Ventre campground and pick a site for 4 nights. Only  $11.50 /nite  no hookups. We fill the tank with water and find site Loop C  126 .. Nice view of the Tetons. Here are some pictures    https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/Tetons71112#  
God Bless ... AirstreamHobo  &Mom

West Thumb Geyser Basin

        July 9th, Our day drive is to West Thumb Geysers. We pack a lunch for a picnic along the way. The geyser has a boardwalk all around the area as the ground is very fragile and is still cooking under us. This is a mile walk around the area along the lake and land too. The colors are outstanding. The heat also is very Hot and steamy also at some spots. The Ranger gives a talk on geysers along the way at a turnout point. The temperature today is 93* outside, time for the air conditioned truck (g). 
       On the way back we see 3 Elk along the road, there are many people here taking pictures too. I see a 10 point and also a 12 point Elk all in velvet yet. They just keep eating ignoring the crowd. 
     Here are some pictures.... enjoy... 
  God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Photo Safari in Yellowstone ... July 8, 2014

     July 8th, 5 am... I set my alarm at 4:50 , 5:00 , 5:10 am 3 times so I don’t over sleep. I am up at the 5 am alarm and getting ready to head out to the Lake Hotel. I am the only one on the road, only 2 miles to drive. I meet “Doug” my guide for the Photo Safari Tour. Doug is a photographer and driver for the day. there are 8 of us to go, one couple didn’t show up. In the first 15 minutes I knew this was going to be a Fun Day.. Doug has a great personality and really cares about making your day a learning and a true experience in the Wild.
        We load up in a Big Yellow Car Bus out front. Since I am the only one single, guess who gets to ride up front as co-pilot? YES... Me.. This is cool. We search for animals and look closely thru the trees. Our first spot of the day happens within 10 minutes, we spot a Coyote and follow him along the trees. Doug knows his every move and follows him forward and backward. after everyone takes a few shots we move on. The Bus has large crank down windows so we can all take pictures without looking thru glass. It is about 50* outside, so we were told to dress in layers, then we can remove them as the day gets warmer.
    Next we stop at a Geyser and a flower field, Doug shows us what F stop to use and also ISO settings for the best shots, I didn’t know that ? Picking up a lot of pointers so far !!There are so many camera types here today and Doug knows them all and helps all that need help. Most of us start snapping shots all over the area. I even get yell at for going beyond the “Do Not Enter” sign, Sorry !! I didn’t see the 4”x 6” sign on the post.
   Going up the next hill we see Marmite animal, looks like a ground hog to me? Doug shouts(whispers)out instructions on how to take his shot...Look...now... look for gleam in his eyes...now shoot !! Great Teacher !!
    On the hilltop he shows us on how to do landscaping shots... what a view... then flower shots next.. how, what and not to do!  We are so busy nobody saw the deer behind us.. Pay Attention !!  Time for a breakfast break, Doug opens the back doors for Blueberry Muffins and Juice for all. Now back down the road for a few miles.....
     Guess what we see next ? Yes...Buffalo...a whole herd of them.. traffic jam for 2 miles , we inch up for a good vantage point and pull off the road, It is nice out now we pull the top off the Bus so we can stand on the seats and get a high shot of the Buffalo. No people to block our view !!  There is also a bear way off in the distance, too far for our zoom lenses, so Doug gets out a spotting scope for all of us to see him thru the scope. Sure wish I could have gotten a picture!  We then head down the road for more lessons with polarizing lenses. Doug has lenses for all of us to use for the day. We climb/hike up a hillside to see the winding river and mountains behind it. Doug wants to build his cabin right “here” !
     Now we turn around and back thru the Buffalo herd, more traffic and watch buffalo take over crossing the highway. Guess they are the boss around these parts. There is a Ranger here trying to keep traffic moving, he sure is patient with everyone.
     Well it is 5 hours later and we get back to the Hotel for our drop off. Doug wants to make sure each of us get our picture with the Yellow Bus .... Thanks Doug for a delightful morning of learning and seeing the Wild.
      So... If you ever go to Yellowstone I recommend the Photo Safari Tour from The Lake Hotel and you will get Doug as your Guide. He is the Best and I hear it from everywhere I go in Yellowstone. Here are the shots I took today..What do you think ? Did I learn anything ?
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Canyon Country

July 8th, afternoon drive to Canyon Country. Carol and I drive up to see the Canyon Falls and explore too... Thru the Buffalo Herd again for me !! here are the pictures...enjoy..  https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/CanyonCountryInYellowstone7814#
   God Bless ... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Sunsets in Yellowstone

July 8th at night, we drive up to other side of the lake for an advantage point to see the Sunset.. the sky turns Red tonight... I use the tripod for longer exposures for better shots, I hope... here are my shots...    https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/YellowstoneSunsets7814#

July 7th, We leave for Bridge Bay Campground inside Yellowstone. Here are some pictures of that drive today..
   God Bless... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bear Tooth Highway

     July 6th, We packed a lunch for a days drive to Bear Tooth Highway Scenic Drive. Left at 9 am and headed for the east gate of Yellowstone. We stopped at different places along the way. Going thru the gate about 1/2 mile we see a black bear cross the road and into the forest.
        Then to Silver Gate and Cooke City, two little villages that dated way back and a lot of log cabin stores and gift shops along Main St. We stopped and looked around and bought Ice Cream for a snack. Gas was $4.00 here for Regular, pay it or run out ?
       We continued on to Bear Tooth Highway.. stopping at Top of the World Store also. Then up..up..up.. and we see snow along the road. They had 14” of snow 2 weeks ago. The snow plows and Blowers were still parked along the road. At the to we saw an Argosy trailer being used for a ski lift office/bathroom. We could still see the ski tracks on the mountains, but the snow is melting quickly. We drove a lot of switchbacks all around the mountains, new sights at every turn.
        Then at the end we arrived at Red Lodge and headed for Cody to see Airstream friends that are there for the start of Landmarks West Caravan. There were 30 of them there getting ready for the take off... We said quick hellos and good-byes as it was getting dark and we had 100 miles to go back to West Yellowstone yet tonight. we arrived back at camp at 10 pm , very TIRED..only 370 miles today...Here are pictures of the day ... enjoy...  https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/TripToBearToothHighway7614#
  God Bless...Airstreamhobo & Mom 

July 4th Parade & Fireworks in West Yellowstone

         July 4th, West Yellowstone has a 4th celebration with music in the park, a Parade at 6:30, and Fireworks at 10 pm. We went to the parade downtown and sat along Main St. with others to watch a hometown parade. Everyone was in it, whether walking, riding or in a float. Everyone was having a good time, after an hour it was over.
     Back to the camper to rest. Then at 9:30 I drove into town to find the location of the fireworks. Found a good spot one block away next to a large parking lot. I got to see the locals set off fireworks from the lot and also the middle of the street. There was some pretty good ones. Then at 10 the real ones were set off for about 1/2 hour of great shots of color and explosions of fireworks. Great Show .. Here are some pictures of the day ..enjoy ..
God Bless...... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Joys of Yellowstone ....

       July 5th, Time for a rest or Laundry day too.... We spent the last couple days in Yellowstone enjoying every bend in the road. Seeing the Yellowstone rivers with Fly Fishermen everywhere. They say this is the Best place to Fly Fish. License is $25.00 for 7 days to fish.
      We also saw Old Faithful and had a Buffet lunch there, very good and tasty. Of course we saw Old Faithful do her eruption, what a sight to see, thousands were here  to see also.  Then drives around the park, we got to see all kinds of wildlife, see pictures !! We did the North loop and also the Canyon loop too over a period of 3 days. I posted some more Post Cards for you to see...

  Any Comments... Hope you are enjoying the Post cards, would love to hear from you ... drop me an email..     obclown@ptd.net
God Bless ... AirstreamHobo & Mom

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Headin' for Yellowstone ..Here's some Postcards ???

       July 3, Day before The 4th.. So much is happened since the last posting. We left the Devils’ Tower after one day and headed west to Gillette, WY. Saw many things along the way.
      We stayed at Walmart in Gillette so we could visit friends at the International. Got to meet many Airstreamers at the Open House of the Vintage Airstreams, Boy sure Wished I had one ..Maybe in 10 more years then mine will be 25 years old. On Sunday we met our members for a nice Pizza Party at Chicago Fire & Pub. Great Food... We also celebrated our 46th Anniversary with them.
       We left shortly after lunch and headed for Cody. Here come the mountains? Another 250 miles and we were there.
   We stayed one night and left for Yellowstone in the am. I wanted to beat the crowd for a campsite before the 4th of July. The park was filled by 11am we arrived at noon. So we went to West Yellowstone to Bakers’ Hole and got a site for $14.00 with electric. I paid for one  week. The next day when in the park I signed up for a site near the Marina on July 7 for another week. I posted pictures for you to see... so here are my Postcards to you... Better than words.  
     Prarie Dogs                                                          https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/PrarieDogsAtBadlands
Devils Tower                     https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/RoadToDevilSTowerWY1