Visiting my sister's family was cool. I don't get to spend much time with her, my brother in law, or their kids and this time I did. They are a well behaved, but fun, crowd. The air was clear enough to see the backside of the Tetons and even the Sawtooth area. Usually all I see in that area are wheat and potato fields. Wow!
I really just hung out with the family, though I did have some excitement. I was at a diner and while eating I got this pain in my leg like I was stabbed with a hot knife. The pain got worse, so I went into the bathroom to check it out. On my upper thigh was a bite mark that was swollen and bleeding. I never did find out what it was, but I had pain trouble with that leg all yesterday. It was funny because I'm sitting there with my family and I let out a loud "Son of a bitch" like I had Tourett's.
We went through Palisades/Snake river area and down through Star Valley, Wyoming, where I still have a lot of relatives. Well, they'd know my mom. They'd just think I was city folk and get out their shotguns to chase me off their property.
I bought two, ten dollar lotto tickets, one scratch ticket and one Powerball. I figure it will be about as much fun as dinner and a movie, because I usually feel like I've wasted twenty bucks afterwards on that as well. I haven't done the scratch ticket yet.
I was supposed to be in Yellowstone right now, but my brother got some job interviews and had to cancel. I think what I am going to do is go hike up in my own hills and live off of the land for a few days because Les Stroud is my hero,aka, Survivorman. Bear Grylls is just a candy-assed Brit poser compared to this guy.
I'll be around, but doing day trips. You go out and have fun yourselves, k?