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Today when I took the pups for a walk I thought I could feel the valley breathe a sigh of relief.  September is here and the frenzy of summer is over for another year.  What a great summer it was though!


I admit to looking forward to the Fall just around the corner while enjoying the beautiful weather we are having now!  The West Cabin is available for rent the month of October this year.  Let us know if you are interested!

The Eclipse!

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What a stunning event!  We are so lucky to live here and then to have a total eclipse!  I am also lucky because I continue to avoid thoughts and beliefs set in concrete. 

     Like many I originally succumbed to the worry that the number of people and possible problems were going to be a real pain. But in talking with friends the “grumpy old man attitude” didn’t feel right. Fortunately,I started thinking about who was coming instead of how many.  I realized that they would tend to be well educated, they would be making a meaningful effort to come to a science infused experience, and had to plan prior to the event.  I came around to the fact that “These are my people”. When an Idaho friend mentioned there would be a hippie element involved that just made me repeat “These are my people”!       As No Trespassing signs were going up elsewhere, I mowed an area adjacent to Antelope Flats Road and bought makings for a couple of gallons of Mimosas.  By Monday morning when the Park appeared w…

Summer 2017

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Greetings from Antelope Flats! It has been too long since I have posted anything.  I thought I would have more time once the kids were older. Now that they are on their way out of the house... perhaps that time will appear!

This past winter was relentless, with record snow levels and moisture content, especially in February.  It is evident now in the amount of snow still on the Tetons, and how swollen our rivers and creeks are.  But it sure did a great job with the wildflowers!  The valley floor was carpeted with yellows and purples and reds for a month!  They are fading now, but the flowers in the high country are just getting started!
Sunshine and Whiskey have been joining me on daily walks up Ditch creek or Antelope Flats, we spent a couple nights on Jackson Lake (filled to 100 percent capacity!) and Brie and I just returned from a hike to Holly lake with friends.  String lake remains a great spot for a paddle board or a dip in the lake.  The summer is in full swing, and we've g…
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The video looked a little blurry.  This is from two days before and might be easier to zoom in to see the elk.  The Mountains are looking fine too!
We are back from Spring Break in Kauai and are thinking of Summer.  The snow has all but melted off the valley floor here in Moose and migration is in full swing.  There are still Moose on the flats (looking a little mangy) and I have seen pronghorn and lots of elk.  Sunshine and I have been stopped three days in a row for large herds to cross.  I caught this one on my phone, not particularly professional, but I thought worth sharing!

We are looking forward to things turning green! See you this summer?!!
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Winter was stunning, but short this year.  Cross Country ski conditions were more fabulous than ever and we had many bright sunny days to enjoy the snow.  I usually head South East but this day I visited one of the Moulton Barns.

Costa Rica Anyone?

We are just home from a visit with dear friends in Bozeman Montana.  They raised their daughters in Costa Rica, and still have their house there.  They rent it out to visitors, so I thought I would share the link.  All reports say it is amazing.  I am hoping we can get down there in the near future! Check it out!

Costa Ricas Favorite Family Destinationhttp://www.vrbo.com/19078