This was my 4th and last season in Yellowstone. For four years I have had the enviable job of driving one of the Historic Yellow Buses. These are restored White Motor Company 1936-1938 vintage, open top (weather permitting) touring buses. For the last three of those years I led photo tours. I took people out to places which are special to photograph, getting them there for the best lighting, and giving them help with their cameras and photo techniques. I've had a great time. But I don't call myself a nomad for nothing. I was beginning to feel restless, feel that it was time for a change about mid-way through the season.
Since the plane flight is horrendous, I will break up the trip with some time in Europe before and after. I hope to visit Gayle in Leeds, England on one end of the Africa trip. We started kindergarden together and had many years living in the same neighborhood. I am not sure on the rest yet, but another week at Pueblo Ingles is a thought
Happy holidays. I look forward to hearing news of you and your families. Whether I am reading it in the computer screen or sitting in the plaza in Ajo, AZ with the packet of mail that has arrived from Livingston, I love hearing from all of you.