Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thayne, WY

We’ve had a great time visiting friends Brenda & Dave Neil at Star Valley Ranch Resort near Thayne, Wyoming.


They welcomed us on our day of arrival with a nice RV site in the park a couple of streets over (they own it, in addition to their own and the one next door).


Later, several of their friends got together with us for a BBQ ribs dinner hosted by Brenda. We ate in the clubhouse because we evidently brought rain with us from Oregon!

The next day we had another dinner, this time tacos and all the fixins. The sun was out again so we gathered on Brenda and Dave’s shady patio.


Margaritas and cold beer tasted good with the tacos.


Brenda made a wonderful dessert with strawberries, pudding, angel food cake and other goodies.


Some of the people got interested in watching an industrious ant carry away some food crumbs.


This crumb was bigger than the ant, both seemingly trapped in a seam of the concrete.


But the little guy managed to drag the crumb over to the edge of the patio where his buddies joined him in moving it through the gravel.


Oh, how easily some of us can be entertained!


Don and I went to two local restaurants during our time in the area. Tootsie’s, in Thayne, was a good sandwich/pizza place. You can get an idea of local interests by a glance at vehicles in the parking lot.



The other restaurant is Agave, in Afton.


The Mexican food was good, even if the service was less so and the women’s restroom needed attention. Afton is a larger town than Thayne, with many historic buildings and the world’s largest elkhorn arch.



Dave joined us in a float down the Salt River in our kayaks, a wonderful trip we three enjoyed. I didn’t get any pictures of this, but it will remain a fond memory of our visit.

Thanks again for your hospitality, Dave & Brenda. We’ll see you in Sedalia, MO in September!