On the way back I ran into multiple buffalo jams. The one on the bridge reminded me of the one Janet and me had when we were at Mt. Rushmore.
On your left….please don’t hit me….
The main buffalo almost charged the truck in front of me. He started pawing the ground and lowering his head. I learned about both of these signs in the cafeteria safety video. When they do that you need to get away. Luckily a car on the other side got his attention and instead of fighting a war on two fronts he decided to move off the road.
They went down and crossed the water. I can’t imagine how cold the water was, but it didn’t faze them at all.
Went to Sunday School. It was good. We talking about how Jesus has authority and command in all situations. We also talked about it being safe staying neutral, but we need to be on the side of righteousness. That said we can’t be preachy. The main service was about dealing with tough times. The pastor talking about how the events could help us, give us the ability to help others or maybe keep us humble. He made a great point about sometime not praying for the right thing. He used the story of the man begging for money and Peter praying for him to walk and he was healed. He used that to say maybe we would be praying for money, when we should be praying for a healing. Two guys at church had this tattooed on their arm. It looked really cool.
Romans 1:16 ” “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
Got invited to lunch. It was nice talking with more people and the food was good. Had some pulled pork just like from Georgia.
Saw this parked at the restaurant. I want one.
Went to see if a broom ball game was happening, but didn’t look like it. Decided to drive east and go for a hike. It was just me and one lone buffalo. Very beautiful and quite. Had to make sure I stayed on the packed trail. I got off the trail once and my foot went into the snow almost to my knee.
The buffalo is in the center of the picture. You have to look for him.
Yellowstone Investigates Illegal Release of 52 Park Bison From Quarantine. I saw these and was thinking could it be?
Sure enough, later that day I received a memo that some of the missing buffalo had been found in our area.
That night I went to “Bears in Winter” class. Learned that the park area has about 700 grizzly bears and 500 black bears. Some interesting things I found out were that bears hibernate due to food shortage not due to winter. Polar bears for example hibernate in summer because food is better in the winter. A bear can sleep for 7 months straight without ever waking up, but can also come out of hibernation within a couple of minutes if it hears you from the den. Old lazy male grizzlies can hibernate with one side against a curve of a mountain and the other side of his body covered in snow. It was very informative.