Captain’s Log 4,508
I was in Yellowstone a week ago. Actually, I was eating breakfast at this amazing place – Chico Hot Springs. We spent the night in a log cottage and ate the most amazing food in the dining room. It’s about 30 miles from Yellowstone. Cannot wait to go back!
Our “house” looked a bit like this – but it was more remote and off to the side.
It doesn’t seem fair that a week ago I was sitting in the car watching bison run by the windows……and now I am back to writing grants and trying to make people happy happy happy. I want to go back! Penny and I talked about another trip for next year. Either Glacier National Park or……we would drive across Montana to the Black Hills. YAY! Another trip into the wilderness! YAY! Just call us Lewis and Clark.
The bison were amazing. Here they are taking full control of the roadway in front of us. Taken just a week ago.
Trust me, you DO let them have their own way. They are wild animals and should not be messed with. Ever!
Penny has four great dogs who bring so much joy into her life. Yazzy, the blonde bombshell, was very attached to me for some reason. She likes to talk and was always trying to tell me something. She has a truly charming habit of lifting her foot when she “talks.” Penny has no idea where that came from, but it is delightful. Here is Yazzy talking to me on the back deck. The grass is green in the video. The grass is covered with more than a foot of snow now.
I have to go to Los Angeles next Tuesday for an all-day trip to the Petersen Museum. I am not excited but it’s something I must do. I am already dreading it. That is not a good sign.
I have a short day at the museum today. Historic Highway 80 has a booth at a Veteran’s Day event in El Cajon, and I am staffing the booth from 3:00 – 6:00. I am SOOOO looking forward to it! Being out in the fresh air with people. Most days I go into the museum and don’t emerge for 9 hours or so. I know I should get out at least for lunch but there is always so much to do. GAAAAAAAAA!
I have accepted a job directing The Clairemont Act One theatre troupe’s production of Neil Simon’s California Suite. We are scheduled to run March 8th & 9th. Very excited about this! There isn’t any money involved, but at least I am going to be doing something heartfelt and wonderful. 8 actors and a full tech crew. Plus, we might be doing it in a real theatre space at a community college! Be still my heart! It’s these threads of happiness that keep me going right now. Trips, good people, talking dogs, artistic projects……I need them all.