Thursday, July 30, 2009


Today I'm wondering if mosquito bites are payback for all the sarcastic things I think.

Monday, July 27, 2009

109. Yellowstone National Park

Hated it. HATED it.

Buffalo traffic jams. Way too many people. Way too many stupid people who don't understand that you walk on the right side of the path. Way too many families on the trails. No dogs allowed, but feel free to bring your 8 kids and let them run wild, throw pennies into the thermal pools. Hillbillies who don't understand the concept of Quiet Hours. Run down facilities. Even the forest was ugly with tons of dead and downed trees. And because of all of this, I will not post photos.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

108. West Yellowstone

We're spending a few nights in Island Park, ID and drove into West Yellowstone, WY today. Wyoming takes its Cowboy pretty seriously.

DudeHotel_WYellowstone MT

We spent a couple of hours at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Think of it as the Boston Buddies of Grizzly Bears. Once a bear gets a taste for human food (or humans, really) they try to move them deeper into the woods. When that doesn't work and there is room, the bears can come here. They also take cubs that have lost their mothers. So it's nice.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

107. Together

I was worried about The Mr and me spending so much time together. Would we drive each other crazy? Definitely. It's not that big of a trailer. Would we need time away? For sure. Would we run out of things to talk about? Maybe, but probably unlikely with car conversations like this.

We're driving in Rocky Mountain National Park. Moose X-ing signs all over the place. We'd just seen what I thought was a young male deer grazing by Mary's Lake.

Me: Do deer and moose get along?

The Mr: Sure. Why not?

Me: So if they met in a meadow, they wouldn't fight like in those animal attack videos? They'd hang out, eat some grass, no problem?

The Mr: Sure.

Short Silence

The Mr: Sometimes they hump.

Me: Really? They can mate?

The Mr: Sure.

Me: What'd they call it?

The Mr: Meer.

Me: Or Doose. Definitely Doose.

In retrospect, I'm pretty sure it was an elk.

Friday, July 17, 2009

106. Grand Teton National Park

This park, I love. The mountains seem to rise out of nowhere. Really beautiful. We stayed for over a week.

Jenny Lake Grand Teton

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

105. Dexterous

It seems like I've been working on this forever. I started Dexter long before we left town in May and ripped it out once after getting to the waist and then again from just below the under arm. Something just wasn't working on my body. In order to get the arms wide enough, the body was huge. So I scrapped Dexter, did some reading and set out on my own to create a basic v-neck cardigan. The kind of sweater you reach for. Good with jeans. Good with PJs. With whatever.


I think the problem with Dexter, for me, was the v-neck increases. Instead of increasing every knit row for the V, I increased every 4th row. The yarn is Malabrigo Worsted in Sweet Grape. I am not a purple person. In fact, I don't think I own anything else in that color, but for whatever reason this was the yarn I picked up.


And it wouldn't be a good post without a little Lucy

Must Be Included

Saturday, July 11, 2009

104. Sinks Canyon State Park

A lovely little campground right on the Popa Agi river. We spent a couple nights here to wait out our arrival at Grand Teton. We did a little hiking, saw some big horn sheep. The Mr has the wild life photos if you're interested.

Friday, July 10, 2009

103. We Interrupt This Travel

With Knitting! Now that these have been delivered, it's safe to post. Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. Knit huge with double yarn on size 13 needles.


And then you run through a very hot wash to felt them down to size.


Human size


Thursday, July 9, 2009

102. Cheyenne, WY

Skip it. Nothing to see here. Even the Sierra Trading Post outlet was a let down. The Mr did, bravely I might add, get his hair cut at The Mall. I wasn't as adventurous even though I desperately need a trim. I fear a Bi-Level cut just wouldn't look right on me and having grown out those layers once before - no thank you.

Oh, but on the way, we stopped at a vet's office to get Lucy's blood tested. Results were mixed. Otherwise healthy, but her red blood cell count was a bit elevated. Could be dehydration. Or could be a little something brewing in her chest. Dr Macy wants us to test again in another month. So we'll do that and keep our fingers crossed in the meantime. Will you do the same? Thanks.

Monday, July 6, 2009

101. Rocky Mountain National Park

Just a short drive from Denver, up into the mountains, is Rocky Mountain National Park. We stayed outside of the park at Olive Ridge Campground. It's a primitive, no reservation campground with great private spots. We had a perfect back and set up a nice little outdoor living space. The Mr even put down the mat! If we had been thinking, we'd have taken a picture. Instead, you're stuck with more scenery.

And, of course, the gratuitous I think my dog is cute car photo.