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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, August 11, 2022

From Jenny Lake Lodge Wyoming to Hyatt Place Colorado Springs Colorado

 We again had a lovely breakfast at Jenny Lake Lodge Dining Room.
Now it was time for getting on the road again!
Bye bye Grand Tetons as we started out at 8:30 with perfect light on those majestic mountains!
Going to the bathroom at 4:06, I made this screenshot to show how cool it gets throughout the nights!
Only 8°C or 46°F!
Another lovely day awaited those that stay near Jackson...
We were heading south and then eastwards.
Perfect morning light...
Such a dream!
At 8:52 we viewed these pronghorn antelopes! Just alongside the road...
I managed to quickly capture them; not a perfect photo but it was so precious.
A little while later on our right we spotted even more of them.
THE COMPLETE GRAND TETON WILDLIFE VIEWING GUIDE ←click link and then click above in contents on Pronghorn Antelope.
How amazing that they can run as fast as 65 miles or 104.6 kilometer per hour!
At 11:06 gassing up and a human pit stop...
Country Lane Groceries and Gas in Pinedale, Wyoming, which makes sense with those huge distances!
We were going south on Highway 191, towards Rock Springs.
At 13:34 another human pit–stop and I captured this information board about Wyoming's Wildlife
MAMA SAGE
The rolling sage–covered Wyoming hills.
Sagebrush, the shrub that means survival to the world's largest population of pronghorn antelope and sage grouse.
400 Miles to Cross: The Interstate 80 Wildlife Barrier ←informative video of where I drove—in summertime though!
At 16:34 we saw the sign: Welcome to Colorful COLORADO
We got sent by GPS on a toll road, bypassing Denver, CO which is smart in one way but not for us, as we'd run low on gas... There were NO exits.
Before, on Interstate 25 South there was only one lane, due to roadwork and heavy congestion, so I did not dare to get off and never being able to get back on... 
Our ONLY critical time but we found one, after getting off the toll road and asking a very friendly Latino guy that stood next to a heavy equipment vehicle.
He pointed me directly around the corner to a Walmart Supercenter with gas station!
While Pieter went for a human pit stop, I handled the gas station, to feed our loyal Infiniti QX50.
Photo taken from our Hyatt Place Colorado Springs/Downtown, room 218 down on 201 E Kiowa with the Mountains in the distance. 

Stay tuned for more...

A VERY long drive from West of Wyoming to Colorado Springs, Colorado...

Enjoy this 2 minute Relive video from my LONGEST DRIVE, at least for this trip.
Previously I've driven solo from work in the Bremen, Germany region, via a night at my Parents' in The Netherlands, back to our home in Cornuda, Italy. That was a 17–hour drive due to a truck strike at the Brenner Pass in Austria and sitting there for 5 hours. 
The WORST ever experience and all by myself, in my Ford Escort.
 It was about the same distance as I drove today through Wyoming into Colorado; compared to my trip to Italy from The Netherlands that is.

30 comments:

  1. The mountains look like those in a fairly tale. Quite fascinating.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      You are right and both of us were quite impressed with the beauty of those Grand Tetons!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Bellissime montagne e foto!Ciao

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie e era una natura totalmente bellissima.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. So lovely and fortunate to see wildlife in its environment. Those antelopes looked beautiful.

    What a lovely trip you had, and oh ... those mountains. How wonderful.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, both of us were very lucky with having eleven days of perfect weather and for seeing these pronghorn antelopes in the beautiful Grand Tetons.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. I just commented here. Where's my comment gone? The antelopes ate it.

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    1. Victor, I've always had comment moderation on.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. This looks like a fun trip! The pictures are gorgeous! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

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    1. Dearest Jyoti,
      It was always great for being there in person, regardless the long drive!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hi, Mariette and Pieter!
    I love the view of those mountains. I wonder how it is up there? And I learned that they have antelopes in the States. I had no idea!
    Have a wonderful weekend, my adoptive blog mamma and pappa!
    ;)

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    1. Dearest Paula,
      Oh that view in the early morning light was spectacular.
      Guess that also is the time when the pronghorn antelopes did forage for their 'breakfast'.
      Even we, living here now for 39 years, had no idea about the vastness of this great country.
      We have so much pure nature within our borders, it is mind boggling.
      Both of us feel so fortunate for having been there for just a moment!
      Thanks for the honor and hugs back to you and Nuno,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  7. Olá, Mariette, oh...aquelas montanhas são majestosas, conheço de documentários!
    Viajei tudinho, seguindo o vídeo, rsss, ótima postagem, querida, um abraço pra vocês!
    Engraçado é que de avião não enjoo!! E nem dirigindo, mas no banco ao lado, só com ar no rosto e vidros todos abertos! rss E não me garanto muito.
    Coisas da vida, rss.

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    1. Querida Taís,
      Muito feliz em ler que você gostou de viajar junto, sem enjoo de movimento que é!
      Nós dois não tivemos nenhum problema, além de sentir nossos ouvidos estalando em certas alturas.
      Montanhas podem ser majestosas e são altas, cuidando de nós por milhões de anos.
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, those were the most majestic mountains we ever saw.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Have a beautiful day my friend. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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    1. Dearest Regine,
      Thank you, just got back from Mass.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Hay que empezar la mañana con un buen desayuno y después a disfrutar de todo lo que nos depara el día.
    Besos.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, exactamente, ese fue nuestro muy buen comienzo para un gran día. Visto mucho, hermosos recuerdos!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  11. Such great photos but I can't read due to my eye leaking like a tap

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Aw, hope that soon is ending!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Wow those mountains are gorgeous

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Oh, they were above expectation for both of us and our entire trip was amazing; full of surprises. Nature in the those states was stunning! Keep in mind; this was summer time—they will be facing very harsh winters.
      Both of us worked one week in North Dakota as a mushroom consultant and it was –40°F = also –40°C.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. I think the Grand Tetons must be about the most beautiful place in the US. Been there only once, and would sure like to go back. That's a wonderful travel video you made. I'll have to see if I can figure out how you did it!!

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    1. Dearest Peter,
      Guess you are right about that and both, Pieter and I were amazed at the Grand Tetons stunning beauty!
      For you it is even more within 'reach', so visit again.
      Such a video, embedding it into the blog from Relive.cc is quite simple.
      Love having those, especially for seeing exactly where you went.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Those mountains are spectacular!

    I am green with envy, my dearest friend.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      We both sure have seen lots of the most beautiful mountains in our country!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Hello, my darling. I arrived today from vacation and I will carefully read all your posts.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Welcome back home from vacation and YOU are the darling here for making the effort to catch up!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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