Welcome to Yellowstone

24 Sep

Welcome to Yellowstone

Welcome to Yellowstone

Reunions are a great way to reach back and touch history, to relive old times, and relate to those who shared it. One of the best times in my life occurred in 1973. I had just finished college and had plans to be married the following year. Little did I realize that spending the following several months living and working in Yellowstone National Park would be so important in my life on many levels. I was able to go off on my own, to grow up just enough more that I was set and confident to begin my life as an adult. I got back to the basics  with everything Mother Nature had to share in a place where steam and energy flowed from underground in an astounding array of thermal features against a backdrop of western landscapes full of wildlife. And then there were my friends. We explored and sought adventure while we worked hard and partied hearty. To this day, we are still close.

SavagesIt is amazing to us that we have reached the 40th Anniversary of our first year in Yellowstone. The reunions began at around our 20th Anniversary. We’ve always been inspired to try new things whenever we gather to celebrate Nature’s Wonderland in Yellowstone, and our friendships. This time, we rented a beautiful, spacious log home near the park which comfortably accommodated our group of seven. We cooked all of our meals allowing us to relax, visit, and enjoy the surroundings.

Our gathering was a great way to reach back and enjoy history while making more of our own. I wrote a book about our year in Yellowstone entitled, A Yellowstone Savage: Life In Nature’s Wonderland. For the 40th Anniversary, I totally revised the original publication and reproduced it in e-book format, for a new age. Who knows what will be next for the Yellowstone Savages.

A Yellowstone Savage


Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Family history, Western history, Western Travel


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4 responses to “Welcome to Yellowstone

  1. Barbara Sabo PhD Professor Emerita, CSU-Pueblo

    March 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I just finished reading your 1988 version of Yellowstone Savage and “while looking you up” found I have to read your new version. Have been there twice and am going again in August . Wish I had read your book before the first time. However, your book helped me identify some of my old Yellowstone pictures. Thank you. — Now on to the e-version.


    • joyce4books

      March 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Hello Barbara — Thank you so much for reading my Yellowstone Savage story. The e-book is greatly improved with many new photographs, and many in color. My group of Savages had a 40 Year Reunion last September, which was predictably outstanding. Enjoy your visit to the park in August! — Joyce

  2. Melanie Moroney

    July 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I read A Yellowstone Savage yearly because it reminds me of one of the best summers of my life and the dear friends I made in Yellowstone.

    • joyce4books

      July 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Isn’t that the truth! It was a perfect storm. And so much fun, because you were there!!


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