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Housekeeping: Road Tripping Through Photo Albums – Wyoming

I’ve been trying to do a little housekeeping around here. One of the projects I’ve been working on is to clean up, catalog and put my photos in to galleries.

With years of “stuff” piling up this is no easy task but I must admit, it is proving to be an enjoyable one. Being a sentimental fool, I love the trips down memory lane.

I came across this photo that was taken in May 2005:

The photo itself was a throwaway, most likely taken by “accident” before snapping the next photo. It was taken on a stretch of route 14/16 that was loooong and straight. I’d pulled over watching the antelope running on the side of the road.

With the years piling up in front of it – it felt good to see that little route scribbled on paper. I pulled it up on Google maps:


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I can remember that day distinctly. We’d spent the night in Belle Fourche, SD after visiting Mount Rushmore and Custer. We were making our way towards Yellowstone National Park.

Following the route on my sheet we made stops at Devil’s Tower, ate gigantic pancakes at Donna’s in Moorcroft, talked to a nice Goldwing rider in Sheridan about how it might be snowing in the Big Horns where we were heading, experienced the grandeur of Shell Canyon, ate lunch in Greybull and stayed in Cody, Wyoming for the night.

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If I hadn’t started cataloging my photos this morning, those thoughts probably would never have crossed my mind today. I’m glad they did.

How About You?

Do you love looking through your old trip photos too?

Happy New Year! Road Trip Down Memory Lane – 2010

Good health, good times, good friends and a kick-ass family. What more can a girl ask for? Actually there is something; more of all that in 2011.

Thanks for reading along, sharing your wisdom with me and giving me words of encouragement. Wishing you all the love in the world in the New Year. Enjoy!

Blog Post Road Trip Down Memory Lane – 2010

In case you missed ‘em the first time around, here are some of the blog posts from the video:

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Collecting Road Trip Travel Mementos

Rick from keeptherubbersidedown.net posted a blog about having stickers on his motorcycle start a conversation at a stoplight. His blog inspired me to talk about my own sticker collection. That sounds so third grade, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, I won’t ask you to trade me your puffy unicorn for my ‘bears sliding down a rainbow’ sticker. :D

Other than a single pink Deals Gap dragon sticker on the seat cowl of my Speed Triple, I don’t have stickers on my motorcycle. Instead I have started to put them on the interior door of my garage.  There is plenty of space to use and it offers a little more permanence. Every time I walk in and out of the garage, I get a nice visual reminder of some of the places that we’ve been. Of course, I only wish that I’d stuck so many past mementos here.

When traveling, I also make it a point buy postcards. They offer the most “perfect” photos of places. Keep a few stamps in your wallet while on the road and send yourself a postcard with notes from the trip. Looking through your card stack on a dreary winter day will bring a smile to your face.

Happy Traveling!

Deals Gap Dragon sticker on my very dirty Triumph Speed Triple
Deals Gap Dragon sticker on my very dirty Triumph Speed Triple
Do you collect anything from your travels? Spoons, tshirts, shot glasses? Tell us about it!