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Pauline Baird Jones’ Scenic Route: Yellowstone

Pauline Baird Jones, writer, author, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor

Our son strolls past a geyser.

From the hubs:

I consider Yellowstone my “home” National Park. Located just a 100 miles east of my hometown of Basin, Wyoming, Yellowstone was an important part of my childhood. Almost everyone in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming refer to it as The Park as if it is the only park on earth and belongs to us. My family visited it several times a summer. It was the first place I saw a bear, a geyser, and [was] my favorite vacation destination. It was one of the reason I was interested in geology since grade school. I have other favorite National Parks now and some are in other countries. I have other favorite places. But Yellowstone is still my first love.

And now back to Perilous Pauline:

I, too, considered Yellowstone “our” park. I used to think it was odd, all those people from all over driving so far for “our” park. It was kind of a shock when I realized it belonged to everyone. What can I say, I was kind of dreamy as a kid and wasn’t always paying attention. While I still love “our” park, I do have a let-me-live-and-wish-they’d-die relationship with the bears. I touch on my very natural phobia in my blog post about camping. So I don’t have the cosy relationship with “our” park that the hubs has. But I do feel a possessive pride and love driving through it as long as no one asks me to sleep there.

If you’ve never had a chance to explore Yellowstone Park, check out the hubs photos on his Flickr page. No question Yellowstone qualifies as the scenic route in our journey and an amazing one at that. 🙂

Do you have a “park” that you thought was all yours? Have you visited “our” park? What’s your favorite National Park? Do tell and when you do, you’ll be entered into the drawing for my $10 AnaBanana Gift Card of great smelling-ness. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor

(Pause for announcement: I’m excited to have The Collections now available for sale. These are three collections of my short stories that were included in anthologies. They are Project Enterprise: The Short Stories, The Romances and The Mysteries. Click on the link for updated “for sale” information.)

Here’s hoping all your journeys are scenic!




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