Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 30

Saddle Rock Trail: Scottsbluff

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Saddle Rock Trail is the trail at Scottsbluff National Monument.  A paved 3-mile round trip hike to the top of Scottsbluff.  A scenic trek that is good for the first-time visitor as well as a good workout for those that live in the area.  Unfortunately, the Saddle Rock Trail has been shut down since 2015 …

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Oct 27

Hale Bay

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Karen here sharing my one little touch of fall decoration.  For YEARS…. like literally ever since we bought this house TEN years ago I have wanted a bale of hay with mums and beautiful pumpkins to celebrate fall and Halloween and morph right into Thanksgiving decor.  Well, my dreams have finally come true!! About September …

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Oct 25

Lehardy Rapids: Yellowstone National Park

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One of our last stops to Yellowstone National Park was Lehardy Rapids.  We were heading out through the East Entrance saw it on the map and decided make the drive over.  The Lehardy Rapids is a section of the Yellowstone River that turns to whitewater as the river bed lowers.  Located just three miles north …

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Oct 24

Scotts Bluff National Monument

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Remembering the fond days of sitting in the computer lab starting at the green screen of the Apple IIE and watching Johnny get diphtheria.  Ahh the days spent on the Oregon Trail.  Getting the chance to see some of those landmarks at Scotts Bluff National Monument was a real treat for me.  Yes, I am …

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Oct 23

Teaching Tip: Student Feud

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I am always looking to come up with a new study game for the students to use.  After 12 years of teaching the same subject a little variety becomes the spice of life.  Jeopardy is an oldie but goodie though it has been done to death.   I have used 1 vs class to some success.  …

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Oct 22

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

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My oldest daughter is dino-crazy.  So, we just had to make the drive to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center one of the premier dinosaur museums in the United States.  She was not disappointed.  Giving McKenna the chance to see over 30 mounted skeletons including a Supersaurus which is super by the way.  At 106 feet there …

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Oct 21

Hot Springs State Park: Wyoming

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Thermopolis… sounds like the hometown to a magma inspired superhero.  It just might be your marvelous spot after a soak in its free bath house.  Hot Springs State Park is Thermopolis best attraction.  Famous for being the home to the world’s largest mineral hot spring.  Where everyday over 8,000 gallons of mineral water bubble up …

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Oct 20

A Season of First Starts

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McKenna my oldest at 4 years old is starting so many new things.  Just in the past two months she has begun Kindergarten (homeschool with her Momma), dance class, as well as her first season of soccer under her belt.  We are thrilled and couldn’t be any prouder of our little girl but at the …

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Oct 01

Yellowstone Bear World

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Home to dozens of bears and the sweetest little bear cubs.  Yellowstone Bear World was a real vacation treat for us.  Located about an hour away from Yellowstone in Rexburg, Idaho.  A great little start to the trip there or a way to cap it.  Yellowstone Bear World is a drive through wildlife attraction.  A …

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