We took a 4 day road trip to Wyoming to participate in a golf tournament with our youngest son. Driving across the state is a beautiful experience. From the rocky Big Horn Mountains, through the sagebrush prairies and farmland to the gates of Yellowstone, it's a land of diversity. The mountains were just waking up. These flowers, the Arrow-leaved Balsamroot, were the first of the showy wildflowers on the mountains and were stunning to see.
Click image to enlarge.On the rocks near Cody Dam, we saw some fellas repelling the rocks near the Shoshone River. It looked very scary and yet fun to me. I wish I was brave, but I'm not. The man on the left (in blue) was repelling for the first time while the man on the right (yellow helmet) seemed to be a well-seasoned rock repeller.
I love barns -- old and new-- and this red one can't help but catch your eye as you roll along the highway.
I didn't take any pictures on the golf course, and it was a pretty course laid up against the Big Horns. It, too, was just waking up from its winter sleep. I forgot to pack my camera in my pocket on both days. Sheesh. What a mom. J. had a crummy first round (78) and a fabulous second round (68). In golf, low scores are good, high scores are bad. Anyway, he placed 5th and we had the longest walks of the year so far. Hubby said a single round of 18 holes on this course was approximately 5 miles of walking. I walked 18 holes the first day and 36 holes the second, and I am not stiff and sore! Yippee! I walked all of it in my favorite shoes, Birkenstock sandals. We had a good time, but as always, there's no place like home for REAL comfort.