Monday, April 30, 2012
Most celebrated geyser in the world. Discovered and named in 1870, it erupts 150 feet high at intervals overaging about 63 minutes.
To:- The Griffiths, Dominion Circuit, Deakin. A.C.T. Australia.
We saw him spout at 1:20pm today. Dave says there are better ones in N.Z.
We saw two bears today, they stood up and looked in the windows and we threw them a few cookies and took lots of photos.
Love D & P.J.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
In 1863, Virginia City, Montana.
22nd September 1970
To:- Miss J. Griffiths, Dominion Circuit, Deakin. A.C.T. 2600
They have fascinating Museums here, all about the old days. We have our booking, see you on November 13th.
Love, Dave & Pennie
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Five of the 'Road Agents' hanged, Clubfoot George Land, Hayes Lyons, Jack Gallagher, Boone Helm and Frank Parish, were buried in Virginia City's old cemetery now known as Boot Hill.
To:- Mr N.A.Rodd, Crescent Road, Newport. N.S.W. 2106. Australia
Virginia City, 22nd September 1970.
See Nick, Boot Hill really does exist!
Love Dave and Pennie XX
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
To: The Rodds, Crescent Road, Newport. N.S.W. 2106. Australia
We've just spent the majority of yesterday in the above, fabulous, just like the ones in N.Z., even the smell.
We have another Australian couple with us. Works out fine, we cut costs, we sleep in the car, they in borrowed tent.
Old Falcon going extra well, covered 2,500 miles so far. Re-enter U.S. Tomorrow into Montana, then Idaho, Utah, Nevada etc.
Got a 'Himalaya' booking!! See you on November 13th. Love P & D
Monday, April 23, 2012
This is the Alberta-Montana Border Station. I remember it well, I also remember the lovely old chap who checked our Passports. He said, 'Austraaaalia?' 'Where is Austraaaalia?' In the Pacific Ocean we replied, next to New Zealand. 'OOohh Yes I know, that's the country that has those Droots!' Droots?? Droots? we had no idea what he was saying.... eventually it clicked. He meant Droughts! LOL Well at least he didn't think we came from Austria!
Now this is the same spot today from Google... it's enormous and I spent a lot of time thinking we must have come back into the USA at a different entry point but... no... It is 40 years ago I guess, little towns grow.
Back in the USA...
From Banff, Canada... to the US border.