It is cloudy and cool this morning with a light breeze. It rained last night. After breakfast I took the kids for a walk down the gravel road so they could see the neighbors chickens, turkeys, goats and horses. Ethan wanted to make an electric wire pop. I would not let him. We found a dead Magpie which is a medium to large sized bird, much like a crow, only with white panels on the wing and tail. I plucked two feathers from its corpse and brought them back to stick in the flower planters on our front deck. It is long pants, long sleeves weather today as long as the sun is behind the clouds. We will take it easy today and venture close to the cabin and shake off our car travel legs. Most likely we will go on a hike this afternoon.
One Day Later
We drove to Jackson Hole instead of going on a hike yesterday. The main town square with its board walks and thriving businesses and antler stacked arches on all four center park corners was packed with tourists, including bus loads of camera toting asians… seriously. As we walked past a large group of them talking in Japanese, taking a group photo, I'm spontaneously uttered, Say English! Petty, I know… but funny. We ventured out of the square madness for a bite to eat. Several blocks out we found a burger joint and after a short wait we sat down to order. The burgers were only $15.95. The buffalo burgers were $24.95. Kris and I split a burger and the kids did the same. At least they were half pounders.
We found a thrift store a block over and picked up a several neat items for $20, including a three dollar REI sun hat that is practically new. The hat alone would nearly cost the price of two cheeseburgers where we dined, so I look at it as breaking even… sort of.
Today the sun is out, the wind is blowing and it is a dry 67 degrees. Kris and Summer went into Driggs (Idaho) to do laundry. Ethan and I are goofing around the cabin. We bout Scrabble and Yahtzee the other day as diversions and to help teach Ethan and Summer letter/words and counting the dots not he dice. The Yahtzee game did not come with dice. Who does that? Anyway, Kris just called and said they went into a store across the street from the laundry and actually found dice! It will be Yahtzee after supper tonight! Today we hike.