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23 August 2011 @ 06:53 pm
Because I'm a Good Sister  
Glenn still hasn't found a job, and it's wearing him down, add to that, he hasn't been away for something like five years, so he could really use a break. To that end, ninjababe and I decided to take him to Yellowstone. Granted, it's just a long weekend, but it's a break. and since I can't really afford to stay in the manner I prefer. we're staying in a -- get this -- tent cabin (the cabin is in Grand Teton Natl Park, but it's attached to Yellowstone for all intents and purposes)!! Now, those of you that know me know I think camping is a hotel without room service (I kid) (a little), so this should be an experience. Whether it's a good one remains to be seen. What is a tent cabin, you ask? Well, it has two wood walls with bunks attached, and the other two walls and the roof are canvas. It has one light bulb, a woodstove, and no running water. Oh, yay! I believe we stayed in something similar at Yosemite when I was like five, but I have little recollection of it, though I do remember the bats; quite fondly actually. No doubt, many hearty versions of the 'bear song' (Nin can explain that) will be sung, and I'll wonder what possessed me, but we leave tomorrow afternoon. Wish me much luck. and keep your fingers crossed that the recent tectonic activity (Colorado yesterday, the East coast today) doesn't spread to the super caldera that is Yellowstone (or here, while we're gone. Our town sits on a fault)(yes, we left California only to move to a town in Utah on an earthquake fault).
bleukittiebleukittie on August 24th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Sounds like fun! Have a good time!
Black_Raven135: Asian Dragonblack_raven135 on August 24th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)

I think its really sweet of you and ninjababe to do this for
him..I know he will love it

Your tent cabin sound like the digs at Sequoia and also Yosemite.........
The foundation is all wood but the rest is canvas........and there is a stove in it and very comfy.....
I am sure it will be great........

Mom and I traveled to Yellowstone, our first time there, in May.......When we arrived near the park, we
stayed in Big Sky at Buck's T-4
Nothing is available but rooms at that time because it is considered off season, but they did recommended a local haunt for dinner.
It was obvious as soon as we entered that it was all locals which was great. The steaks were superb and what I still recall to this day are the chandeliers that were made from deer antlers...........
WE loved it.
Be certain to fill us in when you get back!!!!!
pat: HL interesting timespat_t on August 24th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
Sounds like a really good idea. Fault lines - whoa.
Jentequilajen on August 24th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds like fun! Bring a portable karaoke machine so you can belt that Bear Song out nice and loud! Maybe Alexander has an app for that... :-)
some_day_soling: Curious Lucysome_day_soling on August 24th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Our Girl Scout camp had those. It was nice. But then, it all depends on the bed. :)

Good luck! Have fun!
tpena19tpena19 on August 24th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it could be good times for all :)

(don't forget bug spray)
Otterly Evilotterevil on August 24th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Have fun! Don't get eaten by anything!
fkastriderfkastrider on August 29th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hope you have fun in the "tent cabin". Sounds a little posh to me. Our normal vacation is spent in a rip-stop nylon tent on nice thick air mattresses.

Thats how we spent a week and a half, a week and then some before you headed out with Glenn.

Our only problem was the bad rain (1"/hour for 4 hours) that drenched our campsite and flodded the lower lying campsites. Nothing that taking the sleeping bags to the dryers at the laundramat couldn't fix.

Other than that, beautiful weather with lows in the high 50s and highs in the mid 70s.

Your pictures look enticing, wish I was there.