So on the way to Montana, I sat next to a very nice NASA education and outreach consultant. Her job is to travel to wonderful places and educate people on NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory - not a bad gig. How cool would it be to go travel to great outdoor places and talk to people about a job you love and get paid to do it? Need to make this happen...put it on the list...
During the conversation, I was introduced to the term Glamping - Glamorous Camping. Now that would be an experience! Check out http://www.mtundercanvas.com if you want to learn about this alternative to pooping in the woods in Montana. For those of you with dumb phones (ahem..I won't mention any names other than an initial...SB...to provide proof that people like this exist) here is the first line from this website:
"Imagine waking up to the sights, sounds and smells of nature in one of the most spectacular places on earth, whilst relaxing in your luxurious Safari tent."
We are in pseudo luxury mode this morning. Breakfast and Wimbledon at the sports bar of the hotel because it is the only place to watch Wimbledon finals. The hotel's EPSN channel only showed CNN - ugh. Ajay pulled the "hotel owner card" but that only got him a conversation with some young kid who refused to let him into the media room. But he did manage to have them open the normally closed sports bar so the eight of us can watch. We'll take what we can get.
Today's plan is to go visit the Grizzly Bear Encounter park and drive around some scenic loops. Hmmm...is it the Grizzly bear that is afraid of noise or the one you play dead to avoid becoming lunch?