Friday, February 17, 2012

Travel with the VW

This picture was taken in Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1987. Elaine and I left Seward on July 25th with the VW behind our Motor Home. The Soil and Water Conservation Society annual meeting in Billings, MT is what prompted the trip. However, we took advantage of the opportunity to see many things along the way. We typically parked the Motor Home in a Campground and did our sight seeing with the VW. Gas cost about $1.00/gal and we only got about 8mpg as compared to 25 or so with the VW. We saw Register Rock and Oregon trail wagon ruts near Guernsey, WY; Jackson Hole, The Teton NP; and on in to Yellowstone NP. We parked in the Madison Junction Campground and drove the VW up to visit Seward friends in Ennis, MT and circled back past Chet Huntley's Big Sky Resort. We drove  267 miles that day. We continued to enjoy the sights of Yellowstone and drove up to Red Lodge.  When we went on to Billings, MT we stayed at the Sheraton Hotel during the 4 days of the annual meeting.  It was a great opportunity to be with many old friends from our SCS days as well as new ones in the Society including Alan Epps, the new Executive VP. We spent an evening at Rapid City, SD on the way home with 40,000 bikers who had come to Sturgis and got home for my Mother's birthday on August 7th. It was a great trip.

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