Idaho 2011, Day 44—The Wild Moose Chase Is Over

We awoke early this morning, another sign that it’s time to be headin’ home.  After coffee, checking email, and posting the blog entry for yesterday, we drove towards West Yellowstone for breakfast.  Ron, Kay’s son, called to wish me a Happy Birthday, and just about the same time, I spotted a HUGE bull moose near the road.  The moose’s eyes met mine and he wheeled and lumbered away.  Kay, bless her heart, did catch a glimpse, but only briefly.  I stopped the car, she got out to photograph it, but by then the moose had left the country.  What was surprising was that he was mixed in among a small bunch of domestic cows and calves—however, he was at least 3 times taller than them.  It is amazing that on our last full day we finally complete our big animal sightings by seeing the moose!

We ate breakfast at Runnin’ Bear Pancake House, a local favorite and ours as well.  Neither of us could finish our big breakfasts.  Afterwards, we drove into Yellowstone National Park and I purchased my own America the Beautiful Interagency Park Pass for $10, a 62nd birthday present to myself.  Since Kay is quite a bit older than I, I told her that her usefulness to me had now lost a notch. She laughed but didn’t think it was too funny!

Back at the RV park, we finished packing all of our outside stuff, and Kay cleaned the inside of the RV.  All our bags are packed and we’re ready to go.

The afternoon was filled with our last Happy Hour on the deck, our best if the food is any indication.  RVers, with their limited galley (kitchen), always seem to prepare scrumptious food.  After eating and visiting, a lively game of Left Center Right ensued.  Kay managed to escape with just a small loss, protecting what little gas money we have left.

Early tomorrow morning we depart from a great RV park, my most enchanting visit to Yellowstone National Park, and many new friends.  We pray for safe travel.

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