Showing logs for date: 2016-09-24
04:41:53 <ynpvisitor9> OF 0641
06:34:39 <ynpvisitor19> OF ie 0834
08:58:53 <ynpvisitor73> cra[
11:14:29 <Betty> hi all
11:14:43 <Biddle> Hi Betty
11:14:55 <Betty> hey Biddle
11:21:14 <Betty> OF
11:25:49 <Betty> yay, Lion
11:27:51 <Kevin L> Hi Betty
11:28:05 <Betty> hi Kevin
12:51:52 <ynpvisitor77> Lion looks like it is getting ready.
13:23:26 <ynpvisitor7> Looks like Grand is up to its old tricks, going long today
13:43:18 <ynpvisitor7> Grand and BH may erupt at the same time today
13:45:06 <Betty> thereĀ“s Grand
13:45:49 <ynpvisitor7> nice start. Are you home Betty?
13:46:04 <Betty> yep
13:56:06 <ynpvisitor7> too bad only one burst after that wait
13:56:27 <ynpvisitor7> now Will can go to BH
13:57:55 <ynpvisitor7> another eruption under 10 min too
13:58:38 <ynpvisitor7> too bad those gazers missed Grand
14:00:06 <Betty> I did not see Grand or BH during my visit for sitting at F&M (which I missed, too) :-(
14:03:16 <ynpvisitor7> you did not get one Grand?
14:03:35 <Betty> only from afar
14:03:37 <ynpvisitor7> sorry you missed F & M, it decided to go into night mode
14:03:48 <ynpvisitor7> I thought maybe you got the late morning BH one day
14:04:06 <Betty> no, not even this oe
14:04:28 <Betty> the day after F&M we made the loop road
14:05:10 <Betty> we were at Norris and Mammoth
14:05:24 <Betty> we at least saw a black bear
14:06:37 <ynpvisitor7> glad you saw a bear
14:06:57 <ynpvisitor7> Did you get any lower basin geysers?
14:07:01 <Betty> funny thing was that we saw 2 otters on the way between Grand and Lion. they were so cute
14:07:20 <ynpvisitor7> I heard word of them, glad you saw them
14:07:25 <Betty> Fountain and White Dome
14:07:45 <Betty> oh, and I heard Great Fountain
14:07:56 <ynpvisitor7> ha ha, was it dark?
14:08:12 <Betty> could not see it because of morning fog
14:08:23 <ynpvisitor7> too bad
14:08:44 <ynpvisitor7> at least Yellowstone is a nice place to be no matter what is happening
14:08:59 <Betty> that was so weird, to stand right beside it, but absolutely nothing to see
14:08:59 <ynpvisitor7> the Grand people are arriving
14:09:34 <ynpvisitor7> back to work Monday?
14:09:48 <Betty> yes
14:10:21 <Betty> need to make money to come back next year ;-)
14:11:00 <ynpvisitor7> already booked?
14:11:28 <Betty> yes
14:12:21 <ynpvisitor7> same time of year?
14:12:45 <Betty> no. In August
14:13:00 <ynpvisitor7> nice, you will have more crowds yet longer days
14:16:16 <Betty> there were lots of people there. I was astonished. Really thought it would be less eople. But we would have had problems to gget a room. A lot of Motels in West had no vacancy
14:16:56 <ynpvisitor7> no vacancy next August?
14:17:03 <Betty> lots of Japanese and Chinese people
14:17:25 <Betty> no vacancy this time!
14:18:07 <ynpvisitor29> I think the eclipse had something to do with early fills.
14:18:21 <Betty> we arrived around 11 am and had traffic jam before we made it to the bridge over Madison river
14:21:57 <ynpvisitor7> oh, you do not reserve rooms ahead?
14:22:19 <ynpvisitor7> Madison corridor is bad for jams in September
14:22:47 <ynpvisitor7> the eclipse is next August, yet far from West, have to go south
14:22:58 <Betty> usually I do not. But for next year we did reserve already
14:23:25 <Betty> I know, that is why we go in August :-)
14:23:27 <ynpvisitor7> I am surprised there was no vacancy this year as so many folks canceled because of the fires
14:23:43 <ynpvisitor7> I hope you get to see it
14:23:52 <Betty> we saw absolutely NO fire
14:24:04 <ynpvisitor7> smoky days?
14:24:27 <Betty> only the burnt trees at Madison river and at the south gate
14:24:45 <Betty> no smoke
14:24:47 <ynpvisitor7> well consider yourself lucky
14:24:55 <ynpvisitor7> West was very bad some days
14:25:28 <Betty> there was snow before we arrived, and we had rain the days before we came to West
14:26:17 <ynpvisitor7> I am sorry you had no BH in person, you are so good at seeing indy on the cam
14:26:26 <ynpvisitor7> I was hoping you got one in person too
14:26:42 <Betty> we had smoke when we headed south at Salt Lake City
14:27:41 <Betty> I saw it 2 times, one from Grand and one from Daisy
14:28:35 <Betty> both times noone with a radio was near
14:29:57 <Betty> the 1st was a no-Indy or a short indy I think
14:36:33 <ynpvisitor7> I bet folks have been there for hours today
14:37:13 <ynpvisitor7> over 18 hours, I hope it is not headed for 30
14:38:30 <Kevin L> It is probably waiting for me to go watch grown men and kids crash expensive cars.
14:38:58 <Betty> hey Kevin
14:49:59 <ynpvisitor7> it is waiting for Udo to give up
15:03:11 <Kevin L> Displaying the French battle flag. See you tomorrow.
15:03:28 <Betty> see you, Kevin
15:17:35 <Betty> Aurum
15:18:21 <Betty> waited for Kevin to quit
16:03:58 <Betty> Riverside
16:23:13 <Betty> well, I think Beehive is waiting for me to quit. have a great evening all
17:44:08 <ynpvisitor14> Brutal day for BH hopefuls. Bet they wish they went to Grand