After numerous people asking if I've fallen off the face of Yellowstone I thought I better update my blog. Yellowstone has become what I would consider a 'life reality'. I live here, work here and socialize here. My reality is Yellowstone. I still do laundry, shop for groceries, scrape the frost off my windshield of my vehicle, etc. However, I do those things in Yellowstone, which somehow make a mundane task seem a tad bit more exciting. I may not dance around wild with excitement with the thought of using dryer sheets while amongst bison and elk in Yellowstone but in my subconscious I really do think "Wow, I am putting clothes in the dryer while an elk is grazing right outside the window and I can actually see the Mammoth terraces while I fold them." My Yellowstone reality is that I can vacuum while watching elk, bison, bears, and coyotes wander around outside my window. Have I been taking this reality for granted? Sometimes I wonder but then I think more about it and realize that every time I see something interesting, unusual, and even mundane it puts a smile on my face. No, I do not take it for granted. I still love it.
And I still love snow.......which seems to be lacking here. A storm was to move through the Yellowstone area today but in the end it appears only a few inches fell. Wheeled vehicles are still able to move through parts of the Park using Admin travel. I am having my son and daughter come to visit for Christmas and it appears that the snowmobiling adventure to Old Faithful that I had planned for us will not be an option. But there is still so much to do and I plan to show them what my Yellowstone world consists of. They will see this world that I do not take for granted. I will show them the Yellowstone that I love.