home on the range

I just arrived back from two weeks in Northern Wyoming. The main focus of the trip was helping out on a dinosaur dig (awesome, I know) in the Bighorn Basin, but we made time for some extracurricular exploration.

So, sit back, relax, and smell the prickly pear flowers….

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…and the lichens.
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In Wyoming, epic rainstorms also mean epic rainbows.
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We were blessed with the precious moment of bumping into a newborn white-tailed deer fawn in the wild.
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A hike through the Beartooths was a very, very good thing.
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Those clouds.
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The Bighorn Canyon is surely one of the best kept secrets of the West, giving the Grand Canyon a run for its money.

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Perhaps the highlight of the trip was the pig races. That’s right, the pig races. If you ever happen to be in Red Lodge, MT, make sure to make this your top priority. In fact, make a visit Red Lodge, MT your top priority and enjoy the pig races.

Grab a Moose Drool, pick a pig (Waltzing Fatilda, perhaps? Sausageawea is another good one. Hillary ClintHAM won’t let you down!), and watch the little pigs run their dear, little hearts out because they know that a treasure chest of leafy greens awaits them.

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and they’re off!

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will. do. anything. for. alfalfa.

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GORGE

We took a trip up to Cody one night for the rodeo…yeehaw!

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BA female rodeo stars

My favorite painting in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West:

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No Parking: Violators Towed Away

We cooked dinner every night in our little farmhouse.

Fried bread was made. And all was well.

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such calorie. very oil. many fry.

But that big sky, mmhmm.
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