Out on another otter hunt

Beginning to think we will find Bigfoot or a Yeti before we find an otter.

The movement of the ducks in the water get our hopes up, but alas no otter.

Big horn sheep scoping things out.

What the sheep saw.

My failed attempt at an artist shot.

And you guessed it, no otter but we found a buffalo jam.

Off to Denver for a week.

Had a week in Denver meeting the corporate team. Off to a great start with a two hour delay before getting on the plan and then another hour delay before lift off.

Checked into the hotel. It had theme floors. I was on the game floor. Elevator lobby on my floor was decorated like PacMan. Room had some odd things, but was good.

Had a dinner get together the first night.

Been a while since I had a tie on.

All day meetings and dinner socials on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday in the corporate office meeting with people all day.

These were used as access to the build courtyard. Both sides were still outside.

Morning meetings on Friday and then flying back out.

Janet and I had a BIG night out in Bozeman at the all you can eat soup and salad bar. Tried to get my hair cut, but was either told no or it would be a 2+ hour wait. Will have to try again later.

Great being back with Janet and headed back to Gardiner. Being in the big city made me miss being in a big IT shop. Ready to get back to the other pluses of the job like the great beauty of Yellowstone.

On the hunt for the elusive otter

Sad to say we didn’t find the otters.

Janet found an opening that most likely went to the center of the earth. Really crazy to think that molten lava is just two miles under your feet.

Note the no indecent exposure rule. Bet this was party land central in the 60’s and 70’s.

The water flowing into the river was HOT. I jerked my hand back from touching it. Where the hot mixed with the cold people were getting into the water.

The steam was freezing and making some cool looking ice sculptures.

Hard to see in the picture but this opening had a little whirlpool in it. We watched stuff disappear into it. This view also helps with how dangerous things can be. What looks like normal ground could be frozen water with a snow covering. Falling into thinning ice kills more bison than anything else in the park.

Run for your life!

While I am having to run away from buck elks Janet is out skiing.

He felt that I was in his spot, which I gave to him.

This is what Janet was seeing on her cross country ski trip at Tower Falls.