Heading West


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Published: October 20th 2006
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So, we left Florida on Oct. 2 and started our drive north and west. Our plan was to see family and friends, see the fall leaves, and see various National Parks along the way enroute to Tucson, Arizona. Well, we saw the family and friends in Indiana and in Wyoming. Then, we saw the leaves, the parks and to our surprise we also saw SNOW!!!!!

Yellowstone was BEAUTIFUL in white. However, we did miss seeing the blazing colors of fall that we had anticipated. The animals were comical with the snow pellets in their fur while lounging beside the hot springs and geysers. Due to the snow and the icy roads we weren't able to see all areas of the park. Also, much of Yellowstone and Teton were already closed for the winter. The bison and elk were plentiful but the moose were scarce. As always the views of the lakes and mountains in both parks were spectacular.

By Oct. 11 we were on a fast track to Tucson to catch Midnight Maddness at the U of A. So our visits to the remaining parks (Arches, Monument Valley, and Grand Canyon) were rather brief. Those photos will be in the next blog.

We are loving the beautiful, sunny, warm weather of Tucson. But, more on that later. Enjoy our 2 days of winter in the following photos. That was enough snow and cold for the two of us!!

Enjoying the sun,
RPM








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21st October 2006

Loving this,
Loving this, seeing it through your lens is wonderful! Stay safe, stay happy, call when you come home, I have some pictures for you! Much love and many prayers, Sue Ellen.
23rd October 2006

COOL..really COOL :)
Hi Guys, I loved the snow pictures, although I know that wasnt what you were really looking for! We will have more tonight heading our way, its going to be an early winter all around, it seems. Glad to know you are in warm country now, I know you are more comfy there... Hugs to both Jody, Nicky and Squirt
26th October 2006

As always I enjoyed the pictures. You two looked out of place. I'm use to seeing you with shorts on and in sunny warm places. I'll talk to you soon.Love , Nancy
26th October 2006

AWESOME
10/26/06 Ron & Pam, Awesome pictures. Beautiful scenery. Would love to spend a day just wandering around enjoying the extreme ambiance and peace. Hope everything is well with you both. Take Care! Jim

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