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Yellowstone Vacation – Part 5

Yellowstone Vacation – Part 5

Friday, September 14, 2001

 When we woke up, we called the United flight information number, and were informed that the flight was cancelled. This did not break our hearts considering that we weren’t sure that the security threats were under control yet.

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Yellowstone Vacation – Part 4

Yellowstone Vacation – Part 4

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Wednesday morning, we woke up and Terry’s right eye was swollen shut, and his left eye was about halfway shut. We went to the emergency walk in clinic where they cleaned out his eyes. They also gave us a prescription for antibiotic eye drops and a cream to help with the swelling.

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Yellowstone Vacation – Part 3

Yellowstone Vacation – Part 3

Monday, September 10, 2001

Terry and I saw the elk again this morning. He had a stick with some streamers stuck in his antlers. Later that morning, we saw the rangers tranquilize him so that the stick could be removed. On a side note, The buck had a very shrill mating call. It was higher pitched than either of us would have anticipated.

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Yellowstone Vacation – Part 2

Yellowstone Vacation – Part 2

Sunday, September 9, 2001 

We hiked all of the trails in the Canyon area today. There were three hikes that were rated very difficult. The Park puts out trail guides that indicate that these trails are considered strenuous, and should not be attempted by anyone having heart problems or breathing difficulties. Fortunately, they did not indicate that Florida Flatlander / couch potatoes should not try to do all three in one day. Even if they had, we would probably have hiked them anyway.

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Yellowstone Vacation – Part 1

I’ve always loved to write, including keeping travel journals from our vacations. I’ve divided them into several posts, as some are rather long.

They are old, but I hope you enjoy them anyway.

Yellowstone Vacation – Part 1

Friday, September 7, 2001 

Terry and I flew to Jackson Hole Wyoming with a connection in Denver, Colorado. After picking up the rental car, we went to lunch. Another couple that we had seen at the rental car agency came into the same restaurant, so Terry invited them to join us for lunch. We had an enjoyable conversation about our various travels. The food was the first of many bad meals in Wyoming though. We could make a killing opening a restaurant out there, as these people do not know how to cook!

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