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Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:57

Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs!

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If you haven't read "The day I was a hero..." below, read it first. This is the second part of that saga...

So, we drive on...

After visiting Old Faithful, we decided to go down and see the Tetons. We left Yellowstone and stopped at a gas station right outside the south entrance. I went in and did my business then came out to watch Jelly while Penny went in. I was standing there chatting with my brother and Jelly Bean was laying in the shade of the van on the pavement relaxing. All of a sudden I hear; “PUT HIM UNDER THE WHEELS AND ROLL OVER HIM!!!” from behind me. I turn around and there is this older cowboy looking dude standing by this pickup and looking at me. As soon as I turned YEEEE HAW! I'm a LOON!around he yells over again; “PUT HIM UNDER THE WHEELS AND ROLL OVER HIM!!!”. Trying to be polite I said “Hehehe, we are trying to fatten her up for Thanksgiving.” He says; “THEY ARE MUCH BETTER WHEN THEY ARE FLAT! PUT HIM UNDER THE WHEELS AND ROLL OVER HIM!!!” I kind of glance at my brother and we made the “what a weirdo” eye roll. Then the guy says “I raise Pomeranians, I love dogs!” and he is kind of easing closer. About this time his buddy comes out of the store and they both get into the pickup and drive off. The bro and I are thinking good riddance…

Everyone comes out of the store and we get into our vehicles and hit the road. About 5 miles down the road these two park ranger trucks go blasting by in the opposite direction with their lights flashing. As soon as they get past us they turn around and head back our direction. We pull over and they shoot past us. We were thinking SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE!!! We keep on driving down the road. Another five miles down the road we find about 6 park ranger trucks, lights flashing surrounding and they have the two guys in that pickup pulled over in this pullout next to a huge lake. There is one ranger talking to the guy in the driver’s seat and another on the passenger side with his hand on his gun (I didn’t even know park rangers HAD guns!!!). The rest are kind of standing around their trucks and stuff, paying close attention to the action.

We stop and take a couple of pictures of the lake and the mountains and watch them for 10 or 15 minutes. It seemed like a standoff so we decided to take off and headed down the road. We saw the moose and took some pictures and headed back. It was about an hour later when we came to the same point and the rangers and pickup were all STILL there. Now, however, they had the two guys out of the truck and were putting handcuffs on the guy that was suggesting I should flatten Jelly Bean. So, I don’t know if he was moving in to take a hostage or something when his buddy came out or if he was just trying to be sociable. Anyway, I figure that it was more than just a normal traffic/DUI bust as they had to be waiting for them to have so many rangers there in such a short time.

Never did find out what it was all about, but WOW it was a pretty exciting day!

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Layne Cope

I am a geek. A Windows geek to be exact. I do all things computer. I do like outdoor activities; camping, fishing, riding my hawg, etc. but I always gravitate back to the computer. In fact, between work, the biz and other stuff, if I am not on the 'puter for 14 - 16 hours a day, I feel deprived!