Home, Home On The Range…

This summer we have a home on the range where the deer, elk, wild horses, and all other kinds of wild life play, and I LOVE it!

Bill and I took a scenic drive today towards Yellowstone National Park, but didn’t go into the park just yet because Bill wants to take me there for the first time when we have the whole day to take it all in… But the drive we took today was amazing. Yet again, I am blown away by the absolute beauty that surrounds us here in Buffalo Bill State Park.

Today, we not only saw deer grazing all along the way, but we also saw herds of Elk eating and just lounging around in pastures of plenty… How pretty and amazing is this…

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And I just can’t get over how within a couple of miles along the road the landscape changes right before your very eyes. From this…

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To this….

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To this…

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To this… all within approximately 20 miles… So, so, beautiful to me…

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And then, out of nowhere… we came upon this Bob’s Big Boy Icon right out in the middle of a beautiful field… Nothing around it that had anything to do with eating…?? Your guess is as good as mine as to what that is all about… But I found it interesting so I captured this picture to share. 🙂

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When we arrived home we met another of our neighbors for the summer, Sam. Sam is the official Law Enforcement person for Buffalo Bill State Park during the summer months. He is retired from the Forest Service and lives in Billings Montana (two hours from Cody Wyoming) with his wife, and two daughters they adopted from China. Buffalo Bill State Park provides Sam with a camp trailer, partly shown in the picture below, and he is paid to work four, ten-hour days, and on call as needed during the summer months. Sam came over and introduced himself to us and told us all about what we will do here which is to mow and trim the grass (where you see the dark green in the picture below), good thing they provide riding mowers, clean and stock bathrooms with toilet paper, and general light ground maintenance i.e. pick-up trash etc. three days a week during the busy summer tourist season… Sam told us we are welcome to use his firewood shown in the picture below as we wish if we want to have a fire pit evening… He said they try to get the other Park Hosts and work/campers together once or twice a month for pot luck dinners and happy hours too… Oh, I just know this is going to be one of the best summers EVER!!!

Wy drive 1

Stay Tuned!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen Reno
    May 14, 2016 @ 23:16:51

    Looks so beautiful! I look forward to your posts and plan to live vicariously through you this summer. I know you’ll have a ball without me encouraging you to do so!


    • beyondcinderella
      May 15, 2016 @ 19:01:57

      Thank you Karen. I am having the time of my life right now with all this beautiful country I couldn’t even imagine was out here, and the abundant wildlife just keeps amazing me every time I see them. Bill is getting the biggest kick out of my excitement, and probably wishes I could contain it a wee bit… but it just isn’t going to happen. I hope I never get tired of seeing wildlife coming right into our driveway and I for sure hope I never take anything like that for granted…XoXo Stay tuned!


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    May 15, 2016 @ 00:15:45

    I know you will enjoy your summer. You sound so excited and positive and it will be an exciting time for you and Bill. Happy for you and enjoy your wild animal pictures. Just be careful and are there bears or lions or things like that there in the park? Love you!
    Aunt Ellen and Uncle Harvey


    • beyondcinderella
      May 15, 2016 @ 19:04:04

      Thanks Aunt Ellen. Bill and I are for sure enjoying every minute of this summer adventure. We are careful as we are very much aware that there are bears, mountain lions, and wolves, in them there woods… Love and hugs to all. XoXo


  3. gotham girl
    May 15, 2016 @ 20:17:20

    Oh…gosh…just so happy for you!! I remember my first time to Yellowstone…and I was in total awe. Fast forward a number of years later and saw it the second time and was still in awe. What an amazing experience you are having! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!


    • beyondcinderella
      May 15, 2016 @ 23:11:53

      We are so lovin this experience GG, and I hope I never stop having that moment of total awe while we are here… I hope I never see the wildlife that surrounds us and think “seen that” and that it doesn’t impress me every time I see them as much as it did the first time I saw them… I want to always get up every morning while we are here and look out the windows to see if there are deer, antelope, elk, moose, bear, etc… outside to see. Bro has been telling me about Wyoming as long as we have been together, and I waited 28 years to get here… And because of that, this is one of the most important experiences of our retirement travels to me…So, I just want to take it all in and make it a memory that will always stay with me… Love and hugs… XoXo


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