We took Dan to Bozeman airport Sunday and headed east to Devils Tower. We had no wifi and no cell at Lytle Creek, our B & B just a couple of miles from the park. It was a beautiful place. I’m writing now from the cabin at Custer State Park still no wifi so photos will be limited.
Lunch in Hardin WY
Lytle Creek Bed & Breakfast
We highly recommend it. Quiet, quaint and down a dirt road from Devils Tower. It’s a ten minute drive to Hulett, population of about 500! But the eating there was excellent and Lynn and I each had a stone therapy massage from Bunny Sings Wolf, a Lakota healing woman. That’s a whole other blog!
I almost forgot to mention that the owner built a little four hole golf course down in the field!
This deli is famous. We are told people come from all over to eat. The panini was excellent, even with the beaver mustard!
We discovered Ruby’s on this trip. Sorry we didn’t go there last trip. The food is out of this world! We went on Tuesday night. It’s off season here so there was no crowd. We were told by locals that you can’t get a seat during peak season. We found out why. First night Dan got meatball Parmesan and I got pasta sampler. Every bite was a taste experience. There was more than enough food so we took home leftovers.
Friday night we went again. This time we got fried zucchini with home made marinara. I’m told they are going to start selling the marinara. I’ll be first in line to order! I tried fettuccini Alfredo, not disappointed at all. Dan got the red snapper stuffed with artichokes and mushrooms with a side of pasta. Again, we were in tastebuds heaven. Finishing up we shared a cannoli, yummy. Wish Ruby would move to Tennessee! If you are ever in Pompano, you must try Ruby’s.
I like my Fuji XT-10 camera. I’ve had it sense December and I’m finally beginning to know its settings and what it will do. I’ve been a Canon person for 40 years and making the change was quite challenging, but I think we are now good friends. I am blessed this trip to Pompano Beach because my bed faces the balcony and all I have to do is step outside to make the sunrise. Every one is different! I have yet to get the sun coming up directly on the ocean. Seems there are always low clouds hugging the sea. Oh well, this shot works for me. Another gorgeous day at the beach. Time for coffee! Have a beautiful day!
Last night it stormed, we watched the lightening on the horizon. What a show. Clouds this morning kept us from seeing the sun. Around 10 the sun broke through and gave way to a beautiful day.
April through October is nesting time for sea turtles. 90 % of sea turtles nest on Florida shores. A turtle will come to the beach, lay her eggs and leave. They never know if the hatchlings make it to the sea. You can see people combing the beach with stakes and neon tape to mark off the nesting sites. They are all over the beaches. After the turtles hatch the eggs are scattered over the beach. Defenders of Wildlife website says that about 1 in 1000 turtles make it to adulthood.
Light painting has always fascinated me. As I sat on the balcony of the condo last night in Gulf Shores, I watched people with their flashlights walking the beach. From my viewpoint, all I could see were the moving lights. It reminded me of a scene from a Disney Fantasia-like movie. My granddaughter Tristan and I walked the beach with our flashlight and camera. I could take “dancing light” photos forever!
We are sometimes sooo smart. We booked a later flight and got a late checkout so we could take our time. We just got back from touring Temple Square. We learned that there were three main buildings, the Temple that is off limits to non Mormons. Then there is the tabernacle where the music is, and there is the church where all can worship. We were guided by two sweet “sisters”. One from Taiwan and the other from Tahiti. They were here serving for eighteen months. It’s freezing here this morning and we understand Nashville has rough storms. Heading home anyway. Ready to see the families and get back to our daily routines….until the next adventure. Until then Thelma and Louise are signing off. Hope you enjoyed our adventure.
Last night we saw this beautiful rainbow. It was awesome because you could see the whole rainbow!
The temple grounds were covered with beautiful spring flowers.
This is the church where they go to learn.
Saw the reflection of the church in a window across the street. Thought it was a cool abstract.
Inside the tabernacle
Today was a sleep late day. We have decided that what we do is not a vacation. The word vacation seems to imply rest and we do not. Adventure is more our speed. So we drove in to Salt Lake to give ourselves a day to recuperate before flying home. That being said, we drove out to Great Salt Lake and to Antelope Island State Park. Well worth the trip, except…. Lynn read online that the gnats were hatching. So what did this mean to us who are not familiar with gnat hatching? The park ranger told us as we entered that they hadn’t really come out yet. Yeah right. We parked and got out of the car to walk down the rocks to the lake. Suddenly my head was itching. I didn’t see any gnats. Then I saw lynn scratching her head. Still didn’t see any of the blood sucking things. Well they were there, everywhere! The visitors center even sold the netting hats. Did we buy one, of course not. But we trudged on. It was well worth the trip out. There is a working ranch and bison that roam the island freely.
Back at the hotel now trying to figure out how to get all the goodies that we accumulated home. We’ve already mailed four boxes of rocks home! We will have some dinner and in the morning plan to see the Mormon Tabernacle before going to the airport.
Antelope Island and the Salt Lake
Bison roam the park freely. Beware, they do not look both ways before crossing the road.
The ranch area was an outdoor museum. This old truck caught my eye along with some other farm equipment.