Monday, September 23, 2013

Bloggers' Lunch Date

Nancy, Bev, Brian
Jackson, WY
September 2013
Bev (This and That) and I have been reading each other's blogs for a couple of years and have corresponded through email. Bev and her husband winter in Arizona, and last year we threw around the idea of meeting somewhere on one of their trips. The stars aligned this year on their family outing to Yellowstone National Park.

Sue, Bev, Brian
Jackson, WY
September 2013
Emails flew back and forth with details, and we decided to meet in Jackson, WY for lunch. So last Tuesday, my friend Sue and I took a road trip to soak up the lovely scenery and to meet Bev and her husband at Bubba's Roadhouse.

Grand Tetons
Jackson, WY
September 2013
The drive over Togwotee Pass was beautiful in the morning, and we stopped at one of the scenic pull-outs to photograph the Tetons. The aspen in the area were just starting to turn yellow, and this week they should be a gorgeous gold.

Over lunch the conversation flowed smoothly, and we discovered many similarities in our lives.

Bev posted about our lunch and their Wyoming trip here.

Sadly, our visit had to come to an end, and Sue and I headed back over the Continental Divide. The sky opened up near the top of the Pass. Lighting popped and thunder rolled as we drove through a heavy rain and hail storm nearly all the way to Dubois. County 10 reported that nearly 16,500 lightning strikes were recorded in the area that day. The next day, Wyoming's first snow of the season was reported in Jackson, in Yellowstone National Park, and in the mountains around Dubois.

Update: September 25, 2013

One week later, this is the scene on Togwotee Pass where nine inches of snow has fallen. The road was closed most of the day because of a truck that jack-knifed and could not be easily righted. Typically, the first heavy storm of the year, hits the area in late October. I certainly hope this early storm is not a harbinger of a long and bitter winter.

source WYDOT webcam
September 25, 2013
11:54 AM
source WYDOT webcam
September 25, 2013
6:18 PM

10 comments:

  1. Except for the drive home, it sounds like a wonderful trip. Glad you made it through the heavy rain and hail safely. Hope the car fared well, too.

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  2. Oh how exciting for you ladies. I've met a couple of blogging friends and it was a lot of fun. I can't imagine snow that early :)

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  3. What fun, and what a stunning setting!

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  4. Sounds like a great lunch. Meeting blog friends is so special. I'm lucky to have met a few, but I never got to go over the Continental Divide to see them. You are one lucky lady.

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  5. How nice that you were able to meet. The trip home sounds quite exciting; glad you traveled safely!

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  6. I think it's so cool that you two bloggers got to meet and chat! Love that picture of the Tetons, too!

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  7. I think one of the nicest "side effects" of blogging is when blogging buddies have a chance to get together! I hope to one day meet up with you Nancy.

    The mountains are so beautiful. I came from mountains (Arizona) and now with all this flat land in Texas I miss them. SNOW!! Yippee!

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  8. What a wonderful post...and we did have such a wonderful time! Well you got snow before us...but it is getting pretty cool in the evenings here!! With all our trips south...hopefully we can meet again!

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  9. Gorgeous photo of the Tetons. Nothing nicer than meeting up in person hey!

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  10. Sounds like a fun time! Snow already? Yikes! Loved the Tetons photo, such a pretty place.

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