Campsite Views

Some of our adult children and their children are coming this summer to visit Bill and I here in Buffalo Bill State Park. Our daughter, (little) Katie, her husband, Josh, and our two granddaughters, Alex, and Emma, will be here from July 28th through August 1st. Then, our son Pat, and his family will arrive the weekend of August 12th. They all live in Grand Junction Colorado and we are so excited for them to be making the trip to Wyoming to visit us… They will be tent camping, and we got permission for them to be in our location (where our motorhome is parked) …, but we are on a hill and there is no level spot for them to put up their tent… So Bill and I told them that we thought they would be more comfortable in the campground… The campground is so beautiful and for $17.00 cash, or check (no credit cards or debit) per night, they can stay in the beautiful campground and be close to restrooms and the showers…

So I thought I would make this blog post all about what they will see when they come here to camp..Katie and family, & Pat and family.. this is for you… Dad and I can’t hardly wait for you all to get here…

This is the view of one loop of the campgrounds from our home.

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This is the tent section of the campgrounds… Notice that they have wind breakers for tent campers…but it is first come, first serve, with all campsites except those with electric which have to be reserved…So you can be where ever you want as long as you let us know in advance so we can reserve it for you… Dad said you all know how the wind blows almost ALL the time in Wyoming… so if it were me… I would want the wind breaker tent sites… just saying…

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This is the view you will have from the campgrounds…

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I captured this picture of these ducks heading to shore from the river… notice the one white “odd man/woman out..” following up the rear.. That white duck stays with the group all the time…

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This is the view you will have as you look up the river… Just between those mountains is where the Buffalo Bill Dam’s Visitor Center is located.

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This is the view from the campground looking towards where Dad and I are parked, just behind the house on that hill…

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Believe it or not.. we actually have pelican’s protroling the river for fish…

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See that cut out square looking cave in the center of this picture…? We have been told a bald eagle nests in there every year..

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OK, this is our campsite, where we, and our new neighbors, and fellow site stewards, Bob and Becky reside along with our law enforcement officer, Sam, and fellow co-workers, maintenance crew, Paula, and Dale, reside… As you can see, no one has their awnings out to provide any shade.. because the wind almost NEVER stops blowing here in beautiful Wyoming… Notice our flag is flying high… So you just have to suck it up, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and forget about the wind…

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Speaking of Bob and Becky, they turned a really ugly site in front of the garage of the (long ago vacated) house we are parked behind into what we are sure to be a tomato producing patch… They took out all these weeds…

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And planted tomato vines with flowers that are supposed to repel the rabbits…

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This is the view we have from the front window of our motorhome.

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This is the view we have from our dining table window…

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Also wanted to share that one of our duties as site stewards is to collect drift wood from the beach when we have time and deposit it into the wood shed that the camp host have in front of their camp site and is offered to visitors for a donation… I saved this one for us because I loved the shape, and I knew Bill could carve our names on it and I could put my favorite incense, Nag Champa, sticks in the crevices of the wood as shown below…

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So in addition to our awning that is attached to our motorhome, which we can’t use when the wind is blowing really hard…. We also have an umbrella on a stand that we can rotate around so we have shade where we need it ..Notice it is laying down beside our picnic table because, did I mention that the wind almost NEVER stops blowing here in beautiful Wyoming…?

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All in all, we are having the time of our lives… and we just have to accept the good (beautiful sights) with the bad (almost constant high blowing winds..)

So counting the days until you and your family get here, then when Pat and his family come… Love you all so much…

Stay Tuned!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 01:29:24

    It is really beautiful and you just have to accept Mother Nature when she wants to blow her stack. I didn’t p realize you got that much wind there. Is there tumble weed blowing on the ground or is it just in the desert?
    Enjoy your company. They are sure to have a fine time with the two best Host and Hostess around. They had some programs on HGTV around the area you have visited in Montana, Zion, and Wyoming cabin homes that were beautiful and larger than any cabin I ever saw.
    Love you💜💫✝🍷🍷


    • beyondcinderella
      Jun 27, 2016 @ 12:31:00

      It is really beautiful here Aunt Ellen, and yes, we do just have to accept the fact that we cannot control Mother Nature… There are some tumble weeds here and there but not as many as we see in Arizona. We are very excited to see our kids and grandchildren. We have not seen them in over a year. Love and hugs to all. XoXo


  2. gotham girl
    Jun 27, 2016 @ 10:42:59

    Thinking of all that wind makes me wonder how brutal the winters must be! Wonderful overview for your family…I know that all of you will have an amazing time together! So love the carving as your incense holder…Will you be able to take it with you? Love you both! xoxo


    • beyondcinderella
      Jun 27, 2016 @ 12:35:12

      I will only imagine how brutal the winters are around here because I for sure will NOT be around to find out. They close this park at the end of Sept and Bro and I will be long gone by then. We want to get our motorhome out of here before the first snow falls… We are very excited to have the kids and our grandchildren coming to visit. We have not seen them in over a year. Yes, I will be taking my carving/incense holder with me for sure. Bro made it for me and I love it too… I’m going to decorate it with some special little trinkets when I get them… Love you MORE!!! XoXo


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