This is one of my favorite pictures of the river on Firehole Canyon Road - it is actually the Firehole River. There is a place on this river where you can actually swim in the river - which I think is pretty cool - no pun intended. There aren't many places in Yellowstone where you are allowed to get in the water - so to have a place that is designated for swimming is pretty neat.
We are finished with another week of 'work' - we have four more weeks to go. If the weather gets any colder (yes, I said colder!) I think we will be up to our necks in snow. The temperature this morning when we got up at 7:00 was 29 degrees - Dan actually got up in the middle of the night (actually about 5 am) and turned on the small electric heater in the bedroom. It never got warm all day today (high was about 52) and it was cold in the cabin all day - I sat by the small electric heater that is at the cabin almost all day. The temperature tonight is suppose to be about 29 or lower - then it is suppose to start a slight warm up by the end of the week - by warm up I mean around 75, which will be nice for a change. The 'locals' were even complaining about the temperature today - they have said that this has been a very unusual spring and summer with first all the rain and now the cold weather . It actually snowed in Ashton last night (that is where the nearest grocery store is - about 30 miles from us) but we didn't see any snow (darn!). We'll just have to stay warm for the next few days and then things will get better.
Next week we have a multitude of chances - we can go back into Yellowstone to take the pictures at the geysers, we can take a ride up Sawtell Mountain and look for wild raspberries, we can go back over to Virginia City, we can go to Harriman State Park, or we can ride over to the wild life refuge. As you can see we have many choices - now we will just have to decide which one or two or more that we will do. What ever we chose you will have a first row seat.
So until then - you guys all have a great week - and we'll talk to you tomorrow.