December 25 - 29
Since I had my laptop with me on my latest trip to Yellowstone, I was able to write quickie reports that summarized each day, which I then posted on the Loon Page. I will eventually expand on these quik posts, using the recorded notes I took, to create the more traditional-style report that appears elsewhere on this web-site.
But because I never seem to have enough time outside of work this time of year, and to decrease the personal pressure on myself, I decided to go ahead and publish the qwik posts now, so that the info they contain would be available to anyone planning a Christmas trip, and for those (you know who you are) who find they need a winter "fix" of Yellowstone.
Thanks always to John Uhler, Doug Dance, Ballpark Frank, and especially this time to my PBS co-stars Becky and Chloe, for sharing their trip with me, and making it so pleasant.
Notes for newbies: CHRISTMAS IN YELLOWSTONE - There is a PBS Nature film called "Christmas In Yellowstone" that aired for the first time in December 2006, and a teeny segment towards the end features some shots of Becky, Chloe and me scoping across from the Tower Ranger Station.
ALLISON: I refer on occasion to “the spirit of Allison”, who was a shining-light of a woman, my friend, and the Queen of the Loons. She passed away suddenly in December of 2003. Her loving family arranged for her ashes to be scattered on Kite Hill above the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in June of 2004. Many of us were in attendance at that ceremony. Thus, each time I visit the Park I feel her presence, and I hope always to share my trips with her.