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Monday, June 3, 2013

Feelin' good!

I don't know if it's the B-12 shot kicking in, but I felt pretty good this morning.  I got myself all cleaned up and slicked up, and set out to do a bit of shopping.

First was a stop at AAA to pick up a Washington/Oregon map.  I think I gave mine to Jeannie, and you can't have too many maps in the family, so this was the first map of the day.

From there I went to REI where I found a camp chair that doesn't have those awful locks on them, meaning I can set the chair up and I can take it down.  At REI I picked up a very nice Yellowstone map, a nice waterproof, tear-resistant map.  I also have one of those but gave it to Ara along with my map of the Grand Tetons.  I may have to get another G.T. map depending on how I think I will route myself to NY, as well as how long I have to make the trip.

I found a few other things at REI and when I went to pay, my total was something like $73; I had enough dividend left I only had to fork over $1.90, and that alone makes the day a good one.

BevMo was next to get a case of Clausthaler's beer (non-alcoholic).  On to Target for a few little items and then I headed home.  

I won't know until I drive up to the entrance of the Park, but I'm really wanting to see Yellowstone as well as the Grand Tetons.  Since I'm already super old, this may be the "now or never" trip.  Right now at this minute, I think I could anywhere and do anything.

I'd like to leave around mid-August but that will possibly put me on the road over Labor Day, which might be problematic in getting a campsites and motels.  I'd like to camp about half the time and stay in motels for the other half, but I really don't want to bother with taking along a stove and cooking meals.  I'm thinking about getting a Coleman one-burner stove so I can make coffee in the morning.  As long as the day starts out with good coffee I will be fine.

I turned on the TV this morning to see if Houston Animal Cops was on - it wasn't, just some show that makes hillbillies look dumb (and they really aren't dumb).  I ran through the channels and DirecTV has again yanked the Science channels plus all the other ones I suddenly had access to for a few days.  I don't know what their game is, but I will be glad to be rid of them in one more day.  (I may end up eating those words!)




  1. Glad you are feeling better. Hope it lasts for ever.

  2. Me too, hope it lasts forver. That's a lot of points you had racked up.

    Whether you will have trouble over labor day will depend on where you want to stay. Motels in small towns shouldn't be a problem I wouldn't think.

  3. So happy to hear you felt better and had more energy. That's wonderful. I agree with Sherry - if you stay away from the really popular areas during Labor Day, you shouldn't have any problems with a motel room.

  4. yay! for B-12... oh, jeeez, Gypsy... Yellowstone and Grand Tetons on Labor Day?

    I wouldn't do that ... man. I absolutely loved both. Had to go check when I was there ... last May.. wow... look where I was. I remember thinking ... I do not want to be here for Memorial Day...

    I was there the week before and when leaving? here came the crowds... and it was crowded enough without Memorial Day... but so worth it.

    Soooooo beautiful. and good plans!

  5. I think you are right, finding a campground for Labor Day might be quite difficult. Calling around now might save you headaches down the road. I am glad you are feeling better!

  6. Could you explain what those dividends are? I don't even know what a REI store is.