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.

Sip and Paint

Snow cat and snow beast hanging out.

Went to a Sip and Paint event in Mammoth. I think I may be posting this for the wrong day, but that is what I get for being behind with my posts. The goal was to not sip the water that you cleaned your brush in. It was a lot of fun.

Behold the masterpieces created.

 

 

 

 

 

Headed to Cooke City – The door has the final say

The driver door has been getting harder and harder to open. With the cold and my yanking it finally gave up the ghost. I was left standing with the broken door handle in my hand.

So now to open the door, you unlock it and then go to the passenger side and reach over or you can hold the key in the unlock position and it will roll down all the windows at the same time allowing you to reach in the window and open the door. These are both nice options when it is snowing like crazy.

Saw some moose. Very cool as they are hard to find.

Cooke City is like another planet.

Saw a fox on the drive home.

Snow Lodge Day Three

We went out for a walk before heading back to Mammoth.

Nature will always find a way. Check out the green with the snow.

Do you see Santa in his hat?

My new place is the one on the right with the antenna.

Time to head out.

Coyote

Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”