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Old 08-12-2015, 03:11 PM   #127
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OK, David, you made me laugh out loud and go back and look at the picture again. You may be right! Beautiful pictures, SueEllyn and Brian. Thanks so much for sharing your adventures. Jealous in Little Rock!!
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:41 PM   #128
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SuEllyn got up early and checked out some of the nearby Moose haunts. She didn't have any luck. Since we were up and going early, we decided to do some clean up around Lucy. We also helped another Airstreamer in the campground. They are new to RVing and have only had their Airstream for a month. They were changing campsites and were having trouble hooking up. Helped them move and get set up.

We went into Jackson this afternoon and got some groceries and got Fred a tank full of Diesel.

We came back to Lucy early to do some socializing around the Campground.

Today's pictures include:

- Jackson Lake Dam
- Lake side of Dam;
- Jackson Lake with Tetons in background.
- !953 Flexible Tour Bus still in use.
- Winter maintenance vehicle.
- A steep grade down to the lake.
- Downtown Jackson.
- Pedestrian flags in Jackson. You take an orange to signal drivers. You put it back in the rack on the other side of the crosswalk.
- Roadway near Jackson
- Teton Theatre in Downtown Jackson, Wyoming.

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Old 08-13-2015, 12:19 AM   #129
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They have red flags in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Some people use them, the rest we run over.

The trailer is not a Bowlus. They had a front door. Wally was producing Airstreams in the late '30's and changed the door to the side. Otherwise, he used the same plans he had developed at Bowlus. That spoiler on the back is for trailer races.

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Brian,
How do you pick a place to stop? Do you plan at all in advance, start looking an hour or so before you plan to stop, or what? Do you use any apps or web tools?

I'm thinking about a trip much like this one for next year, and am wondering how to plan the overnights. I think we will be moving more quickly going than coming, but maybe just taking it easy both ways.

Love the pictures and descriptions.

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Brian,
How do you pick a place to stop? Do you plan at all in advance, start looking an hour or so before you plan to stop, or what? Do you use any apps or web tools?

I'm thinking about a trip much like this one for next year, and am wondering how to plan the overnights. I think we will be moving more quickly going than coming, but maybe just taking it easy both ways.

Love the pictures and descriptions.

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Hi Al,

We don't really plan our travel stops. We just go in the direction that we are heading and play it by ear as we are often by sidetracked by attractions along the way. When we see that the world's largest ball of twine is a mere forty miles off our route, we usually go for it. Some days we cover 400 miles, and others we only go 100 miles. On this trip we have been making an effort to avoid Interstate Highways. This tends to slow the pace as there is so much more to see.

As to finding our overnight stops, we usually wait until about two or three o'clock and decide how much further we want to go. We use several smartphone apps to locate overnight stops. We use "RV Parky" as our primary campground locater. We also use the "Passport America" app to see if there are any good deals along the way.

Another great app that we use every day while traveling is "GasBuddy'. We figure that this app saves us enough money while traveling to pay our cell phone bill.

As to planning our trips, we do as little as possible. On this trip, we do not even know when we will return to Florida. For instance, we will head up to Colter Bay for a couple of days to see the north end of Grand Teton and the south end of Yellowstone. From there we will head up to Cody to visit friends. After that, we have no further plan. We are talking about exploring Montana or heading south to Utah. We'll decide the day we leave Cody.

We realize that some folks need more structure to their travel. We just prefer to travel with as little structure as possible.

I'm glad that you are enjoying Lucy's travel thread.

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Lucy is still camped in Grand Teton National Park. We spent most of the morning getting Moose Tags packed for shipment. We had a number of orders going out, and what better place to mail them from than Moose, Wyoming.

On our way to the Post Office at Moose, we happened on a real Moose making his way along the road. He seemed in quite a hurry, and was in a full trot. We were able to get a few pictures of him.

After the Post Office stop, we headed up to Kelly, Wyoming to see the Kelly Warm Springs there. The roads to the springs were scenic.

We came back to Lucy early to start our preparations for departure. Tomorrow we are going to head up to the north end of the park and camp there for a couple of days.

Today's pictures include:

- Snake River at campground.
- Young Moose on the run.
- He's on a dead trot.
- Moose, Wyoming Post Office,
- He gave us a glance as he went by.
- Road to Kelly.
- Aspen forest.
- Kelly Warm Springs.

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Hey Brian,

We sure are enjoying the details of your trip. Very good pictures too! Thanks for posting the the apps you use. We downloaded the RV Parky app and it is going to be a great tool for us and our Airstream adventures.

Keep on having fun!
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Thanks for posting your pictures while you are on the trip. Beautiful sites to visit and enjoy. Makes waiting for the next trip so much easier when you have examples of the great scenery to dampen the wanderlust. Pat
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Very nice you folks spotted another moosy walking down the road. That makes the trip special. Moose are not the most common of animals around. I have never seen one in the wild.

You should start a thread called "Moose Sightings". It would be similar to Airstream Sightings. Postings may be like "Gee, we saw a bambi moose all polished up heading south down Hiway 25." You might suggest postings are verified with photos like your are.

We enjoy your travel log.

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That's pretty much what this thread is all about. Moose hunting and traveling.
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Congratulations on moose #3 ! Now you have your miles-to-moose ratio down under 1,000 to 1.

Lat September we spotted two on the road down from Yellowstone to Cody.
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Now that you left Grand Mesa far behind, all the alleged 400 mooses have come out of hiding and are having kegger. They threaten to come into Grand Jct. and ravage the town—like bikers, they get aggressive when drunk. Hollywood will make a movie ("Drunk Moose on the Loose"). Glad we are all far away from that, but I don't want to miss the movie.

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Lucy broke camp this morning at Gros Ventre Campground near Jackson. We headed north through Grand Teton National Park. Lucy made camp at Colter Bay Campground at the north end of the Park.

Mountain thunder storms were closing in around us all day. Lucy made camp at Colter Bay in the rain. It let up for a bit, and we went out and took some picture at Lake Jackson.

We came back to Lucy as the storm clouds approached. The campground has lost electric power and we are now operating on Lucy's batteries. It is storming outside, but we are hunkered in Lucy for the night.

The cell phone signal here is so marginal that I can't get the pictures to load on my hot spot. I'll try again tomorrow.

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Since you are both interested in "all things moose" (is I believe how you put it) you may wish to slow down as you drive the road between the turn-off to Jackson Lake Lodge and the junction south of there (where you turn west to go along the lake or east to Moose Junction). Just south of the turnoff to the Lodge is a high bridge that goes over a creek with lots of "moosey" habitat on both sides. Notice the bridge railings - the standard ones you see everywhere, that are made of long, aluminum tubes held in place by vertical ribs. Usually there are three tube-railings. Then note carefully that on (IIRC the east side) one side there are only TWO of those tubes (the normal three on the other side). In the 1960's when Lady Bird Johnson was visiting the Park she was riding with the Park Superintendent and rangers and stopped - in her car - on the bridge because a moose was grazing below. She was, however, unable to see said moose from the car, remarking to the effect that the top railing on the bridge made it difficult to see. "Someone ought to remove that so visitors can see the moose" she supposedly remarked.

So, the Park Supe being ever so open to suggestions from First Ladies, did just that! As the story goes, the top rail was gone by the next day. Take a look. It was still like that two years ago. And, now you know a story known only to a few (now a few more, I guess, who own Airstreams...)
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