09 Sep our photographer/artist in residence
Blessed we are in so many ways but when family flew out to be with us for a few days… we really were fortunate!
Sister Pegi and her husband Clark flew into Rock Springs, WY recently and we drove down to pick them up for several days of Western fun and of course the usual shenanigans that always ensue when Clark and I get together! The wives are generally disgusted immediately but we’re accustomed to the “noise” and give it absolutely no attention. Fat cigars, good whiskey and crude talk ensues pretty quickly.
We first headed to Boulder, WY were we were the guests of John and Mikie Patterson to their huge cabin way atop the Boulder Lake at a very remote ranching community. Liz and I already had taken our RV (PipesTraveler.com’s International Headquarters) up to the Patterson Ranch and got all set up.
The drive up took us about three hours so we stopped and had dinner on the way. Upon arrival at John and Mikie’s we were met by several other old friends from our hometown of Bartow, FL – namely Rip Campbell, Skipper and Susan (Russell) Holland, Frank and Bobbie Mae (Godfroy) Clifton. We all had so much fun catching up on many missing years since our high school graduation back at the turn of the last century.
Pegi has always had an “eye” for certain things…. fashion, interior decor, photography and in the last few years as an artist painting in oils. Like me she also has an eye for cookies and any kind of sweet baked goods as such I struggle with my weight. We both love our mom’s chocolate fudge recipe and when we’re together you can bet that fudge will soon be cooking.
Following three days of frivolity in Boulder and the surrounding area with our dear friends we headed out to explore the region by car, I was the primary chauffeur for the most part with Clark riding shotgun and the girls in the back seat giggling all the way. They kept me supplied with all manner of snacks and candies so I wouldn’t complain. We drove and drove through areas like Jackson Hole, the Tetons National Park ($35 entry if you don’t have the National Parks Pass which we did and got a FREE entry), We did a hot air balloon ride along the front range of the Tetons, visited Yellowstone National Park with a stop at Old Faithful for the expected eruption….later we checked out Cody and Sheridan, WY and many points in Montana’s Big Sky country. BTW – if you ever get to Cody, WY (we strongly encourage) you must go down adjacent to the Irma Hotel and see the cool murals created by Brian Timmer! He’s quite talented and you may have seen the post on our FB page.
The driving and touring continued as we went through so much beautiful country, enjoyed scrumptious meals and just stopped everywhere and anywhere that a photographic moment seemed to occur. There were many. I’m not going to bore our readers with anymore details about the places we visited but DO want to share with you a few of Pegi’s photos as promised earlier on social media.
Best part of the whole trip was to have shared this time with old friends and family…so many laughs but also knowing we’ve got lots of memories and many more years of fun and adventure ahead!
Stephanie GeohaganPosted at 22:03h, 09 September
Beautiful photos Pegi!!!! Sounds like you guys all had fun!
PipesTravelerPosted at 22:24h, 09 September
Hi Stephanie – Thanks and yes, we sure had a terrific time together….glad you liked her pics too!
Mary JonesPosted at 22:34h, 09 September
Look forward to each adventure along the trails and tales. Excellent photo moments.
PipesTravelerPosted at 00:27h, 17 September
Thanks and we’re so glad to have you along for the ride! Hi to Mack for us.
E C WatersPosted at 23:40h, 09 September
I’m sure a lucky man to be married to such a beautiful woman. He eye for good things sure shows as she picked me !! Lol We sure had a big time and enjoyed the country.
PipesTravelerPosted at 00:25h, 17 September
That whole trip with you guys was so much fun! Where’s/when’s the next one gonna be?!
Laura ShirleyPosted at 23:45h, 09 September
What beautiful photos of fun times shares with people you love!!
PipesTravelerPosted at 00:23h, 17 September
Thanks and yes we’re very blessed with many dear friends and awesome family!!
Clark WatersPosted at 17:33h, 10 September
Wow, such great fun, adventure and memories.
Send some pictures of all those trout you catch.
PipesTravelerPosted at 00:22h, 17 September
will do as best we can… kinda hard to get fish pics when you’re in the river 3′ deep and trying to get a good clean quick release and not drop your camera at the same time! Got one of Liz’s rainbow today but it’s not very good!
Carol Lynn RoyerPosted at 20:38h, 10 September
Wow, just wow! My kind of people and my kind of entertainment! Days upon days of what Scott used to call “Kodak Moments”…….
PipesTravelerPosted at 00:19h, 17 September
Thanks and yes we’re having some wonderful adventures – so glad you’re following along… thanks. Sure miss Scott.
Sam And BarbaraPosted at 01:05h, 11 September
You guys sure are making life seem boring for the rest of us. Beautiful scenery and great photography.
PipesTravelerPosted at 00:17h, 17 September
So glad you’re enjoying the pics and stories! Thanks for following along with us.