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YellowStone Trip August 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

I have 3 saves of pics and videos, unfortunately most any of the videos upload very slow. I am posting this blog as I get back on track.














This hike was 8 miles round trip up or down very little level areas.

Pretty as well as scary for my little girl since it was a very steep

switch back type trail, very narrow and even could be called

dangerous in a few places and signs noted this.



The mineral formations looked like they were almost plastic or not real

they were so pretty.

The waterfall at the bottom was very nice!









We had us a good ole time for sure! emoticon

  
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VALLITTLEMAMA5 9/9/2014 4:46PM

    Great pictures!

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LINDA! 9/7/2014 2:38PM

    Wow, great pictures. It sounded like a lot of fun with your family. You also got in plenty of exercise!!

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DOTTIEJANE1 9/6/2014 5:20PM

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SHERRY666 9/6/2014 3:03PM

    THAT IS A LOVELY PLACE TO TAKE A HOLIDAY CHRIS............... SUCH BEAUTY...... I'M SURE YOU ALL ENJOYED THE HIKE....... EVEN SO A LITTLE SCARY ALWAYS MAKES THINGS MORE INTERESTING AND FUN........ THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US......... IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK ON SPARK....... AND WAY TO GO GETTING BACK ON TRACK...... emoticon

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WETMAC 9/6/2014 2:14PM

    Some super photos Chris. I owuld love to visit there as it is so full of nature and history. I can understand it being a little scary for you wee girl, but as long as in the end you all had a blast then that is the main thing.

Could not answer the last blog as for some reason the video did not play for me.

It is important for such places to be kept as parks as they educate as well as delight and this is so important. Great stuff!

Mac

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FROSTY99 9/6/2014 12:58PM

    Thank you for sharing your pics. Lovely scenery.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/5/2014 9:36PM

  What an interesting place! Looks like a great vacation!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/5/2014 8:55PM

    My hubby wants to take me there some day. It looks awesome!

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Bison owning the road in Yellowstone National park

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Hi and as with some I have been mia on sp lately. Here is a clip from our trip out West to Yellowstone in Wyoming.

  
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WALNUTT1961 8/11/2014 3:33PM

    Wow! He is a big guy! I have never seen one up close. Glad he wasn't paying attention to you. Thanks for sharing!

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FROSTY99 8/10/2014 6:34PM

    emoticon Had been wondering what happened to you. Glad you got to go on your trip. Isn't Yellowstone something marvelous? We have been there several times and it never ceases to amaze me. I always wonder at the folks who are silly enough to get out when the buffalo get close. Duh, they can charge you. We have seen too many do that and always fear for them but.....can't make them stay in their vehicles.
Hope you had an awesome trip.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/10/2014 6:18PM

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ARTJAC 8/10/2014 5:31PM

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WETMAC 8/10/2014 4:55PM

    OH WOW. THAT WAS emoticon YOU DEFINITELY DID GET UP CLOSE AND NEARLY PERSONAL WITH THAT ONE, LOL. YOU WOULD DEFINITELY WANT TO GIVE WAY TO IT.

EXCELLENT VIDEO AND I HOPE YOU HAD A REALLY GREAT TRIP.

THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT ON MY BLOG. SINCE THEN I HAVE EBEN BACK THERE AND HAVE A DIFFERENT TENT; ONE THAT IS STILL QUITE LARGE, BUT ONE I CAN ERECT ON MY OWN. I WILL BE GOING BACK THERE QUITE A LOT INT HE FUTURE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH IT IS A PAIN TO GET THE KIT DOWN AND UP, IT IS WORTHWHILE BECAUSE THE PLACE AFFORDS YOU QUITE A LOT OF PRIVACY AND IS JUST WHAT I NEED TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL. THE LAST TIME I WENT WAS RECENTLY AND IT WAS REALLY LOVELY WEATHER. SO MUCH SO THAT IT WAS NICE JUST TO STRIP OFF AND GO SWIMMING IN THE LOCH. I ONLY HAD ONE AND A BIT DAYS OF RAIN AND EVEN THEN IT WASN'T COLD. OH YES, I HAVE FOUND MY PERFECT GETAWAY PLACE AND NEXT SEASON WILL BE INVESTING IN A SEASON TICKET FOR THE FISHING AS IT WORKS OUT CHEAPER.

I GUESS NOW THAT YO ARE BACK HOME IT WILL BE BACK TO THE CAING. AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE END RESULT AS IT SURELY CANNOT BE THAT FAR AWAY NOW.

ANYWAY, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND REGARDS TO YOUR FAMILY.

ALL THE VERY BEST.

MAC

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1JACKIE542 8/10/2014 3:41PM

    emoticon We saw them when we were there too emoticon

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SHERRY666 8/10/2014 3:05PM

    WE HAVE BISON NOT FAR FROM WHERE I LIVE....... THEY ARE IN A PARK WITH OTHER ANIMALS........ THEY SURE ARE BIG HEY........ I HOPE WE'RE GOING TO BE HEARING MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP,..... WHAT DID YOU DO WHERE DID YOU STAY......... POST A BLOG AND LET US HEAR ABOUT YOUR FUN TRIP.....BTW I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUR BACK... emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/10/2014 2:06PM

    Loved it. My hubby used to live outside of Gardiner, Montana. He was a ranch hand and lived on the upper ranch on the side of a mountain. Assessable by sled and horses. I'm sure now they use ATVs and snowmobiles.

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MICKEYMAX 8/10/2014 2:00PM

    Up close and personal!

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ALIHIKES 8/10/2014 1:50PM

    Great video! What an experience!

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JIBBIE49 8/10/2014 1:46PM

    Cute.
I loved in the documentary about the LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION when the Indians told them about Grizzly Bears.

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cabin video update

Monday, June 02, 2014

The upstairs was cleaned out very nicely by the wife and I did not get the video of that as no construction was done up there. The tank water is still contaminated by the dust n shavings from the fiberglass tank when we have been cutting it. Soon we will paint it and then run some tests on it but we are pretty positive it is great water! 60,000 gallons is the low end on the math of how many gallons it holds. To my closer fb pals : I am sorry for not being as active as I used to be and hope to be in a spot with reliable internet and time to visit more and encourage others like I enjoy. emoticon

  
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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/9/2014 10:43AM

    Your hard work and love is visible in this project, Chris! I'm excited for you. emoticon

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/4/2014 7:09PM

    The top and bottom of our driveway has a combined like 500 tons of 57 to larger size limestone. We are using shale now from the hill to cover the new flattened/built yard areas and it hardens up good is drained decent. I was muddy and is when it rains our soil is very clay almost perfect , large tile plants recently outsourced were shut dwn because so much clay in our area.
So it gets muddy easy.
The hill is 3/4 bricked we did by hand. It is holding up good.

I hope to move in by labor day at the latest probably soon as the
drywall is sanded and painted I will find a way to
get our new mattress emoticon
I work on the cabin 3 to 6 days a week and homeschool when we can but no other job until it is finished then I can undertake whatever at that time. posting on your page too Frosty

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FROSTY99 6/2/2014 5:49PM

    Did you haul in all the rock for your driveway? I thought I remembered it being muddy this winter?? You are moving right along getting the studs in for the walls. I guess soon it is going to be looking more and more like a real home. Do you have a target date yet to move in? Are you still working on other jobs or just concentrating on your cabin?
Glad to hear from you today and always love seeing how much progress you are making.
Pat

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SHERRY666 6/2/2014 2:51PM

    OOH I LOVE THE LOCATION........... IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS A KID AND WE USE TO GO OUT TO THE LAKE....... I WAS JUST THINKING OF THE FIRST VBLOG OF THE CABIN AND HOW BACK THEN IT WAS JUST THE OUTLINE..... YOU HAVE DONE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WORK....... IT JUST KEEPS LOOKING BETTER...... I'M SO PROUD OF EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE CHRIS....... AND I BET THE FAMILY CAN'T WAIT TO BE ABLE TO LIVE THERE....... emoticon emoticon emoticon WORK.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/2/2014 10:42AM

    I loved the video. It really showed the beauty of the surrounding area in a way I had not remembered it before. You all have worked hard to make this a really nice place.

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ARTJAC 6/2/2014 1:25AM

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Updat video cabin 5 (22) 14

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My kids are starting to video and I managed to pick this one out,

it is a little rough so you may have to pause to see some things.

The entire sight is a mess and tools are strewn all about.

This next week my wife, nephew and 2 others along with myself and kids

plan on putting in a lot of work and cleaning.

I will try to post a better video soon to all my friends and family.

I do believe the scaffolding is about 26 or so feet high

for reference purposes. The front door is 4 and back is

3 feet wide respectively.

  
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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/26/2014 12:16AM

    Wow! I love love love the looks of all you've gotten done. Every time I see it, it looks so different. I admire you for taking this on. You're a gem of a guy! emoticon emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 5/25/2014 8:31PM

    What wonderful home you are all building!

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SHERRY666 5/24/2014 5:49PM

    I JUST LOVE WALKING UP THOSE STAIRS.............. CHRIS I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH WORK YOU'VE PUT IN SINCE THE LAST VIDEO......... AWESOME...... YOU ARE REALLY GETTING THINGS TOGETHER........ I LIKE THE SHOT WHERE YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY HOW BIG IT IS FROM OUTSIDE....... HUGE I NEVER THOUGHT IT WAS THAT BIG....... I SEE YOU HAVE ALWAYS CHANGED YOUR BACKGROUND PICTURE........... YOU ARE TOTALLY LOOKING GREAT....... I'VE MISSED YOU........ BUT I KNOW YOUR VERY BUSY... IT WON'T BE LONG NOW......... AND THE FINISHING TOUCHES WILL BE SO MUCH FUN...... HANGING CURTAINS CARPETS ETC..... I KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE AWHILE BEFORE THAT HAPPENS........ BUT IT'S SO NICE TO PICTURE IT ALL DONE........ KEEP UP THE FABULOUS WORK MY DEAR. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FROSTY99 5/24/2014 4:10PM

    I bet you are so happy that the weather has finally gotten warm and (hopefully not too warm!) you are able to work steadily now. It has really progressed a lot since your last update. I imagine you are all getting anxious to get it done and get moved in.
Hope you get a little bit of a holiday this weekend.
Pat

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WETMAC 5/24/2014 2:16PM

    CHRIS, WHAT A DIFFERENCE. IT ACTUALLY LOOKS BIGGER THAN I IMAGINED AND IS WHAT WE WOULD CALL A BIT OF A TARDIS, (TOO LONG A STORY TO EXPLAIN THAT ONE, UNLESS YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH A BBC TV PROGRAMME CALLED DOCTOR WHO). IT BASICALLY MEANS THAT THE INSIDE LOOKS LARGER THAN THE OUTSIDE. IT IS REALLY CO0MING TOGETHER NOW AND SURELY IT WILL NOT BE TOO LONG BEFORE YOUR WIFE IS MEASURING FOR CURTAINS AND CARPETS AND LOOKING AT FURNITURE AND SO ON. YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING, AS YOU THINK BUILIDING THIS IS THE EXPENSIVE BIT! LOL.

REALLY WELL DONE AND YOU WILL BOTH HAVE LEARNT A LOT OF SKILLS YOURSELF AND, AT THE SAME TIME, TAUGHT YOUR KIDS A LOT AS WELL, AND IF I MAY BE SO BOLD, I MIGHT SUGGEST YOU WILL HAVE LEARNT A LOT ABOUT YOURSELF AS YOU HAVE BEEN GOING ALONG.

REALLY IMPRESSIVE STUFF MY FRIEND. WELL DONE INDEED. YOUR FAMILY WILL BE SO PLEASED.

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MAC

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DOTTIEJANE1 5/24/2014 2:12PM

    emoticon This cabin is coming together nicely.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/24/2014 12:50PM

    It's really coming along and looking great!

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What I been up too Helicopta

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Things are a mess before clean up but thought I would put it up any how lol

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/24/2014 12:48PM

    Loved seeing the progress!!

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ROCKPORT9 4/22/2014 4:13PM

    Getting better and better! You and your family are doing a lot of hard but wonderful work! Bless you all, Laurel

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SHERRY666 4/21/2014 2:09PM

    WOW CHRIS YOU HAVE SO MUCH MORE DONE SINCE THE LAST TIME I HAD A LOOK......... IT WON'T BE LONG AND YOU WILL BE MOVING IN AND ENJOYING ALL YOUR HARD WORK........ I HOPE YOU AND THE FAMILY HAD A WONDERFUL EASTER.......... STAY AWAY FROM THOSE CHOCOLATE BUNNIES..... AND EGGS.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 4/21/2014 1:03AM

    COMING ALONG NICELY emoticon emoticon

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FROSTY99 4/20/2014 6:38PM

    WOW, lots of progress! I am wondering was that the Easter bunny in the copter bringing in the Easter baskets??? emoticon
Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Pat

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WETMAC 4/20/2014 4:34PM

    Hi Chris,

From the bit I saw you have got a heck of a lot done since I last looked in. You will soon have this place fixed up and ready to move in. How much longer will it be do you think?

Thanks for dropping by my blog,. Always nice to hear from you. When are you going to post to the team again? I am having to keep up the male side single handed right now, lol.

Anyway, I do hope you and your family enjoyed a happy Easter holiday.

Take care my friend.

Mac emoticon

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