Turn Out the Lights………..

(Ken) September 18, 2013…….because my friends this party is over!

The Party's Over

Not in the way you may think the party would be over, rather the party at:

meanderingtomayberry.wordpress.com

…….because we have over-stuffed our garage, litteraly!  WordPress.com allocated us only so much space to create our blog and now that we have filled it to the brim, they would gladly charge us a nominal fee for more space.  However, as resourceful as Jodi is; she found that we could create our Over stuffedvery own website with unlimited space, purchase our very own website name for cheaper than we could purchase 10 gigabytes of space.   So instead of paying $100.00 for every 10 gig we needed, we are going to spend $85.00 a year for unlimited space!

Movin ' On

Our new web site is up and ready to be updated with our new adventures.  So please, if you are still interested in following us as we travel the country, simply click on this link:

meanderingtomayberry.com

You will notice that all of our old information has been transferred to the new website and we have kept the same background theme for continuity!

Final

So……this will be the final post on the wordpress.com site, and we hope you decide to follow us to the meanderingtomayberry.com website.  You can also select to have e-mail messages sent to you everytime we update our blog.

Until we meet again my friends (at meanderingtomayberry.com)…………Cheers!

The-End

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Max Overload!

(Ken) August 19, 2013.  Well, we did it! We have overloaded our 100 gigabite limit on wordpress.com in just 6 months.  Hard to believe we have done so much already; and really haven’t posted anything that we’ve experienced while in the Grand Teton’s.  And, the year isn’t done yet; we have two more stops and plenty of road between them before the first year comes to a close.

We also found out, that every photo posted on the blog is linked only to the blog’s media library.  The pictures on the blog posts are not actually in the post, but linked directly to the media library.  Therefore, when you delete a photo from the library…..yep…….they are deleted from the posts as well.  Fortunately we found this out early in the “delete process” while creating the next post to the blog.

Since we cannot link our photos to another web site or photograph storage site for less than we can create our own web site – you guessed it – Jodi and I are elbows deep into the ‘Create your own web site – for Dummies’ book and are in the process of creating our own web site.

meanderingtomayberry.com should be up and functioning soon.  It is currently under construction with minimal information.  We hope to be able to transfer all of the previous posted adventures to the new web site very soon (because I would hate to have to rewrite them!)  I think the cut and paste option would have me pulling out what hair I have left!

So, until next time……………………….Cheers.

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The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – Part #2

The roar of the water as it crashed to the bottom caused us to have to shout to one another as we descended the 500+ steps to the observation platform.

A free fall of 308 feet to the bottom is nearly twice as high as Niagara Falls and just as loud when you are near.  A beautiful sight and a wonderful experience just the same.

Snapping awesome photos, one after another we prepared ourselves for the return trip to the top.  One step at a time you say to yourself until you can no longer breath.  Then take a break and do it again and again.  It seemed to take forever to reach the top.

Our hike back to the car was through a dense patch of trees and protected us from the wind and rain and snow if it had started.  We worked up a sweat that quickly chilled us when we cleared the trees.  The last day of May, and we had the heater on full blast in the car to warm us!

We continued down the south rim road to Inspiration and Artist Points before heading over to the north rim.  Our legs were still weary from the staircase climb so we opted not to take the trail down into the canyon from the north side.

After taking what seemed like thousands of pictures we drove up through Canyon Village Camp Grounds just to check them out and headed back to our camp ground at Bay Bridge.

A short detour through Fishing Bridge Village for some dinner groceries and we were on the road again.  Our legs feeling wobbly and numb made us glad to be able to relax for the evening.

Two days in Yellowstone National Park is definitely not long enough time to take in the whole park.  But we are only going to be an hour away all summer long, we knew we would be back.

So until our return trip…………..Cheers.

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The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – Part #1

(Ken) May 31, 2013.  For our travels on the second day in Yellowstone National Park, we decided to head northeast on the loop road rather than cover ground we already did.

Our goal for the day was to enter the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see the upper and lower falls of the Yellowstone River.  It was a farther drive than to Old Faithful, so we decided not to stop at every turnout on the way!

We managed to cover the 40 or so miles in a little over an hour by not stopping as much.  We figured we had to go back from whence we came, so we could stop on our way back and spend more time in the canyon.

We did make a stop at the Mud Volcano, Dragons Mouth and Sulfur Caldron which are all in one basic location.  The walk between the two locations was short so the cold wind didn’t have time to cut to the bone.

It was a good choice, because the weather was not as forgiving as it was the day before and the forecast wasn’t too promising (snow), gave us plenty of time to see what we wanted to see the most – the Grand Canyon!

Arriving at the upper falls first, we watched in awe as the Yellowstone River entered the canyon by firstly taking a 109 foot free fall before roaring through the narrow canyon passage.  Simply amazing!

Since the lower falls were only a quarter of a mile down stream, we decided to make the hike along the canyon rim.  However, the quarter mile was measured ‘as the crow flies’ and I think we all know a river does not flow as a crow flies..

The rim trail provided excellent views of the canyon, but made the quarter mile hike much longer.  I think it took us about an hour to hike to the lower falls access trail and staircase – yes, staircase.

End of Part 1………….Until Next Time……………..Cheers.

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License Plate Game

(Ken) May 30 – May 31, 2013.  While driving the many highways and byways of this great country for long periods of time we found ourselves trying to occupy your mind from merely reading mile markers.

So I have to hand it to Jodi, she has come up with some wonderful ways to pass the time; audio books, trivia books, and travel guides of areas we pass through.

Unfortunately, the distance we have driven and the number of states we’ve visited has eliminated the thrill of the license plate game.  It would only take a few days before we identified all 50 states and then some.

But, as we entered the parking lot at the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park to see Old Faithful Geyser, I made the comment of all the different license plates.  We looked at each other smiling and the light bulb went on above both of our heads at the same time!

Jodi grabbed the camera and the game was on.  We managed to shoot pictures of license plates from 40 states, 3 different countries, 3 Canadian Provinces, and 1 U.S. Government Issue plate in a little over 30 minutes!

Not bad for a single parking lot in the northwest corner of Wyoming!  Which, oddly enough, wasn’t the easiest plate to find in Yellowstone.  We did get a few inquiring looks; but we have Ohio plates on our car, so we just continued to act like the tourists we were at the time.

Just to keep the record straight; we did not take a picture of our own license plate, that just wouldn’t be fair!  Of all the license plates we photographed there are 10 we didn’t get: Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Maybe, while we are here over the summer, we can add to the list as we come across them………..until next time though……………….Cheers.

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