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Sixten stands along the Snake River at Oxbow Bend

After leaving Yosemite I headed straight to the Tetons for a little playtime before going back to work at North Cascades National Park.  I arrived a little worn out from some long hard driving and a whole lot sad because of a personal matter.  But not so worn out that I didn’t jump up and down in the car seat, clap my hands and yelp at my first view of the Tetons.

My favorite tree at Cattleman’s.

After nearly a week of rest, visiting with friends and taking some photos, I am nearly ready to leave again – except that I need to get a trailer brake put on the car before I leave.  One of those necessary safety additions.

Those brakes is where the need for a little boost arises.

Right before arriving in the Tetons I had to put out a huge chunk of cash for the trailer, which was something that I had been saving for and so was okay.  Tight but doable.  But I was not planning on another $300 for these brakes.  The rig was not stopping so well during the trip up here and so I started asking around about brakes and found out that they are required by law.  Sigh.  But I do want to be safe.

At the moment I don’t know where the gas money will come from to get to the Cascades.

I knew, when starting this journey, that it was going to be touch and go for a while or maybe forever, and it has.  Seems as though I’m always putting out another fire, so to speak.  When packing my clothes I looked at their already worn out condition and was worried about the day they would need to be replaced – but it has been so much more.  Although, the butt did fall out of my shorts while driving up here – leaving nothing to the imagination since I don’t wear underwear.  You would think I would have felt a draft!

And so, to those of you who enjoy following my journey and hearing about all these great times I’m having, and who would like to see it continue, I am asking for gas money donations.  I’d rather sell photos but understand that now might not be the right time for people to purchase them.  Five or ten dollar donations would be a great help.

If you would like to see me get to the next destination you can make a donation through my PayPal account – debydixon@mac.com.  If you would like to purchase a photo, you can contact me at that email address.

Okay, well I suck at this kind of thing but do know that if you can help, no matter the amount, it would be greatly appreciated.

Here are a few quick shots from the Tetons.  I have not been able to go through many of the photos and so just grabbed a few from today.

Oxbow Bend

Before dawn this morning – Jackson Lake

Morning with the bull elk

Black bear cub in Yellowstone

Cow elk and their calves say goodnight