09.06.17 Boulder and Pinedale, Wyoming

Wednesday, September 16. 2017 – After the first couple of days in Boulder, Wyoming  we pretty much stayed home to rest. We were real busy before we got here and will be busy after leaving here so rest was welcomed!   There is not as much to do here as there was last time.  Their annual big Green Rendezvous was going on then but not this time of year.  Here’s links to some of what we enjoyed here back in 2015.

https://rosalynandroy.com/2015/07/04/07-04-15-fourth-of-july-bbq-and-rodeo-in-big-piney-wyoming/

https://rosalynandroy.com/2015/07/06/07-07-15-down-the-road-in-pinedale-wyoming/

https://rosalynandroy.com/2015/07/09/07-09-15-rendezvous-historical-tour/

https://rosalynandroy.com/2015/07/10/07-11-15-covered-wagon-ride-pitchfork-western-fondue-restaurant-and-dancing-indians/

https://rosalynandroy.com/2015/07/12/07-12-15-green-river-rendezvous-pageant-and-beard-shaving/

One day, during this year’s visit we went back to the Pinedale Aquatic Center to float on the lazy river and soak in the hot tub.  Before that stop we walked around downtown Pinedale and hid painted rocks!!

I did find out something interesting.  At Walmart the bottles of acrylic paint that I use are 50 cents and some are 75 cents.  One of the shops in downtown Pinedale was a crafts shop.  They sold the same paint for $2.89 a bottle.  We went to the only grocery store anywhere around there and they sold the same bottle for $3.99.  I wouldn’t have started rock painting if that was what I had to pay for each one!  But without a Walmart as competition in the area they can charge what they want!

Here are some photos from the highway to Pinedale and walking around Pinedale.  First photos are of some of the llamas we get to enjoy seeing each time we drive to Pinedale.

This is some of Pinedale! Most every business has beautiful flowers out front.

Every business has a different design on the trash can out front.

I’ve never seen a fire hydrant with a bendable wire stick on it.  We think it is there so if the snow hides the hydrant the fire department can still find it???!!!

This is over the entry way to Wind River View where we’ve been for the last two weeks.  I love this iron work a lot!

The only other significant happening involves this wonderful scaled down wind mill.  It’s my birthday present – a little early.  We had a full size windmill on our property in Pumpkin Center, Louisiana.  I loved it and have always wanted a small one, so is was a very perfect present.  It couldn’t be carried in our RV all set up so Roy and I took it apart in the parking lot and it’s now stored in pieces in the RV. 

We just arrived in Ogden, Utah for two nights.  Tomorrow we’re going into Salt Lake City, Utah where we’ll be taking a trolley ride to see the highlights of places in that city.

When we went from Wyoming to Utah today you could immediately tell you weren’t in Wyoming any longer.  Wyoming has some mountains but mostly hills.  Utah is one giant mountain after another and is so beautiful.  When we traveled out west in 2015 we spent very little time  in Utah so we are making up for that this year! I took a bunch of photos and will make a blog post with them soon.

I have had a rough time this past week or so with my brain and with breathing.

I think the breathing is from being at 8,000 foot of elevation or higher for weeks.  The air is thinner. It’s been so long since I’ve needed any of by asthma medicine, I have none.  I bring water with me everywhere since that stops the asthma attacks if I drink it right away.

I had to stop taking the two very helpful brain medicines, Aricept and Namenda, since that seems to be the cause of my dizziness.  The one I’m now on (Excelon patch) doesn’t seem to be doing much.  I’ve read some of my recent blog posts and can tell my writing and thinking are not as clear as they use be.  Roy tries to read my blogs before they go out but he can’t always do that.

I love writing this blog. I always try to do research so that I can add information about the places we go to but that may not be possible all the time now.  What I’m trying to say is that I love sharing and I will continue to do so. It just may not be what ya’ll are use to.

Please lift up to God in prayer those affected already by Hurricane Harvey and those who will be affected by Hurricane Irma.  Then there is so much of the west that is suffering from so many fires.  Our nation is going through so much at one time.  I’m thankful we have a President like Donald Trump.  He loves America just like I do.  Please keep him and the government in your prayers as well. This was a cute little video about Louisianians giving hope and support to Texas in their time of troubles.  Hope you enjoy it.

 

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08.28.17 The mountains and landscape around here in Boulder, Wyoming

Monday, August 28, 2017 – Last time we were here in 2015 someone told us about this long, long rough dirt road that leads through the nearby mountains to a very beautiful Boulder Lake and dam.  We went back to see it on Saturday.  Here’s some of what we saw along the way.

This time here in Wyoming, when we saw the tree I remembered that Roy climbed way up there and stood on one of the big rocks.  I asked him this time if he wanted to do it and his answer was a very big NO!  So the photo that is above was this year and the photo below was from 2015.

  The weather here in Wyoming is so wonderful we are loving it!  The picture below is Dora at Wind River View Campground in Boulder, Wyoming.

I took this photo when we were here in 2015.  It shows so much of what this whole area looks like!

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07.16.15 The western life here in Wyoming and Playing in the pool!

WyomingCowboysThursday, July 16, 2015 – We will be pulling out of Wind River View Campground in Boulder, WY tomorrow morning after enjoying our stay here for two weeks.  This has been the  most western looking and feeling place we’ve stayed since leaving Louisiana.  The towns of Big Piney and Pinedale have provided a lot of enjoyment and entertainment for us.  The people were quite friendly and I loved seeing so many cowboy hats, big belt buckles and boots all over the place.  95 percent of the homes we’ve seen are log homes and there is an abundance of open space filled with boulders and sage brush!

Wind River View Campground has also been one of the most unusual RV parks we’ve stayed in.  We’ve never seen or 10264956_849378448410910_8817732649276395566_nmet the owner because she is never here nor is anyone here that officially manages the place.  NOTE: This changed today when the owner was here and Roy met her.  There is a very nice man in one of the RVs who has a full time job at an oil company.  He works long hours but is kind enough to act as the unofficial management person to take people’s payments and answer questions.   We’ve gotten to know him, his name is Blue, while we’ve been here and he does what he does around the park just to be nice.

There is a nice building across from us with reasonable washer/dryers, puzzles, magazines, workout equipment, and books. There is a separate log cabin style building with a large men’s and women’s bathroom complete with showers.  We’re near that also and we’ve seen many women and men, who obviously have their own bathrooms and showers in their RV, making use of those facilities.  I don’t understand that, so if any of you regular RVers do 10151131_849372505078171_5431275379438584978_n understand that please help me with that one!  Can you tell we spend a lot of time outside watching what other people are doing!!!  Last week we didn’t have time for much of that but this week has been a time for rest and getting things taken care of, so we’ve been out there a lot.

We were at an elevation of over 7000 while in Boulder.  This means we were at the same level of some clouds and this seems to have made sunsets look quite different than back in Louisiana.  I’m working on a blog post to share some of these sunsets with ya’ll.

When we leave here on Friday we are only going two hours north of here to 1960053_633679430014800_1036471047_nsomewhere in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone areas where we hope to boondock  so we’ll still be in Wyoming for 10 more days.  Boondocking in an RV is when you are not connected to electricity or a water supply or sewage.   In preparation for boondocking, we’ve been collecting large plastic jugs which I filled with water to supplement our own fresh water tank for when we are not connected to water.  We don’t want to be without our morning coffee which takes water, we drink a lot of water and we flush a lot of water!!  This means we may need more water than the tank holds.  I also have a spray bottle filled with water for cleaning counter tops during our boondocking.

10329065_896581130358967_2284159612035994648_nWe went into town to the Pinedale Aquatic Center for a dip in the pools on our last full day here.  Just got back and what a blast we had!  Us, a couple of other older ladies and a bunch of kids!!!  We went round and round the moving river numerous times, soaked in the hot tub a couple of times and went down the slide.  Yes we even did that!  Roy did it three times and I did it once.  I tried to sit up so I would go down slower but it made me lay down at some point and then I sped to the bottom so fast and into the pool before I knew it.  Once was enough for me but Paw Paw did it the third time so we could take a picture for Madisyn to see!  I really think the young lifeguards got a kick out of watching the old folks be silly!  We were there almost 2 hours and when we left my legs were quite rubbery!  Here’s some pictures of today’s adventure at the Pinedale Aquatic Center.

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Now it’s time to start packing everything up getting ready to head out in the morning!

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