Monday, July 8, 2013

Pinedale, Wyoming....

Recently, we took a road trip,
 to visit our daughter and her family,
in Wyoming.

Yep....she moved again.

This time, to 
Pinedale, Wyoming.

It's another one of those places we never knew was there.

We headed into Wyoming on the interstate...I-80. 
We had almost the whole state to cross.

A lot of wide open spaces.  High desert foothills.
and LOTS of snow fences.
Hmmm....the signs must be right.
Sometimes these roads are closed, due to snow.

Heading north, we could see our destination.
Snow topped mountains.
What a contrast in landscapes.

Pinedale is a small town, at over 7000ft elevation.
How's that for a view down Main Street?

Surrounded by mountain rivers and lakes, 
it's no wonder there are several fly fishing shops.

And, being cattle country, there are, of course, Cowboy Shops, as well.

It's a small town, but there are lots of things to see.
The Pinedale Aquatic Center, is fairly new.  Lots of activities inside.

There are new schools.

And, a very nice visitors center.

The Mountain Man is celebrated here.

In fact, the Rendevous starts next weekend.
Celebrating the historic days of fur traders, 
Native Americans, and everything to do with 
Mountain Men.

The mountains and lakes are just beautiful.
Above, is one of the Green River Lakes, with Squaretop Mountain
in the distance. 

The wildflowers were wonderful.
I have a lot of photos of ones I don't know the names of.

Pine Creek runs right through town.

And, right behind the lodge, where we stayed.

Rivera Lodge & Bed and Breakfast

It's a cute, comfortable little old fashioned lodge,
just a couple blocks from our daughter's house.
It's been around since 1952.

We were lucky to get Cabin #2.
It's a one bedroom cottage, that backs up to the creek.

On Sunday mornings, in summer, the guests are treated to
a pancake breakfast.  It's an old-time tradition at
Rivera Lodge.

Emi, the owner, mans the grill, over an open fire.

The morning was chilly, but good, hot coffee helped that.
The breakfast was hearty and delicious.
All the breakfasts we had were great.

Bird, is the resident 'Meeter and Greeter'.

And, a pancake lover.

And, another visitor....Horning in on breakfast..(haha....sorry),
was this bull moose.

I think he was the same bull we saw the night before at our daughter's house.

Now, how many times does a moose show up for breakfast?

We liked it so much, we have this cabin reserved in September.
No. 2 was booked.  But, all the cabins are cute and comfortable....
and, close to the grandkids.

I have lots more photos of our trip that I'll share later.
We had a great time.

I'll leave you with a shot of a glorious sunset.
The skies are beautiful there, too.

To the west.

And, remember to always turn around.
The sunset on the rain/snow clouds on the mountain
was spectacular.

'Til next time....

Happy Gardening...


  1. Beautiful! Looks like a wonderful vacation and fun to visit the grandkids.

    We lived in Wyoming for a few years and it is cold there. Very, very cold. One year it snowed on my birthday which is in July. Pinedale will likely have snow in September.

    1. It was a wonderful vacation....for the beauty & seeing the kids.

      They lived in North Dakota for three years. I can't imagine it will get any colder in Pinedale. 56 below zero, was the coldest they registered at their house in ND.

      We'll be taking jackets in September. It'll be part of our Yellowstone trip. Maybe even colder, up there.

  2. Looks heavenly right now...can't believe I say that about Wyoming! (by a true, but former Coloradoan) Amazing vistas and place to visit. Imagine what those moose would do to your plants...

    1. Haha...our son's words, exactly, when we sent cell pix of the moose.

      We love Colorado...especially the high country. But, this is really pretty. We went up to the Tetons, for a day trip....gorgeous.

  3. Oh these are wonderful images, what a beautiful place to live. And what a grand place to raise children. That last shot is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing this heavenly place with us!!

    1. It is a beautiful place.
      We were lucky with the sunset. Just happened to be heading back to our B&B, and saw it.
      Right time, at the right place.

  4. Awesome photos - I love the last one. LOVE.

  5. What fabulous scenery! Seeing this made me want to go. Thanks for sharing the drive, area, attractions and lodging too. I'd LOVE to share breakfast with a bull moose.

    1. This would be a good place, for one of your great travel articles. Gorgeous this time of year.
      Their high temp yesterday, was a blistering 79

  6. I jsut knew you would be heading back up to Pinedale as soon as! Who wouldn't. Now why does our son have to live in Phoenix!

    1. It just so happened, we already had reservations in Yellowstone in September. So, this works out to be perfect...

      Tell David, the fly fishing in this area is supposed to be wonderful. There certainly are plenty rivers, streams and lakes. I didn't get a chance this last time, but left my gear and maybe next time I will.

  7. BREATHTAKING....and makes me a good way. This little town reminds me so much of the little town I grew up in...100 Mile House, BC, Canada. The picture of main street was so familiar. How lovely. Looks like y'all got to cool off, eh?! Thanks for sharing...made my day!

  8. Such a gorgeous series of photos, Linda. Thank you so much for sharing this tour. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.


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