Wednesday, September 23, 2009


We arrived home this afternoon after 3 wonderful weeks on the road. Since the last post we had good days in Glacier National Park and Yellowstone, where we stayed at the historic log lodge, Old Faithful Inn, where my mother and father stayed on their honeymoon in 1938. Here is a snap of us at one of the geysers.

After Yellowstone we went to Montana where we toured my younger brother's 2 ranches. Here I am, flanked by brother Jonnie and sister-in-law Sooky at one of the wonderful rock formations at the Cherry Creek Ranch. We also hiked at his smaller ranch not far from the South Dakota border. Both offer incredible hiking and scenery.

Here is the house on the smaller ranch where they sometimes stay when they visit from their home in Minneapolis. It has incredible beauty against this stark Montana background.

After we left Montana we headed for my childhood home in Wisconsin, now owned by Jonnie. We wanted to spend some time at his picnic spot on the Yellow River that runs through our farm but we were stopped by this little guy---his mother no doubt close by. It's interesting that we were warned a hundred times in Yellowstone to watch out for bears but saw only one----at a great distance. Then we head to Spooner and are stopped dead in our tracks.