Above Bob is standing to the side of the field where we joined a few thousand of our closest friends to watch the speakers on one of two large screens. It was in the 30's and although we dressed warmly, we didn't know to bring chairs or a blanket so sat on the ground. I was shaking by the time it was over!
To the side of the screen you see 2 Rangers on horseback for security.
Isn't this great? Umm, I'm eating a hotdog. Bob had to have a picture since it's been 20 years. And it was a veggie dog, tough and tasteless. I can wait another 20 years before trying another.
One of our speakers...well actually President Obama was cued up, not really here. I'm afraid that would have been a nightmare!
Sally Jewell, US Secretary of the Interior was in attendance and Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service (NPS) (pictured here) spoke. The program was about 1 1/2 hours long. The 'important people' were by the arch in chairs and the stage was covered.
Here is the famous Arch that Roosevelt placed the cornerstone for.
The most fun for us was meeting "Teddy Roosevelt" who entertained the Board and Society members at our cabins. The man playing the part does this all over the US for various events and he was very good.
I recorded a small part of his speech. His name is Joe Wiegand and although his wife doesn't dress the part of Mrs. Roosevelt, she was interesting to talk with also.
For a quick break and get away Bob and I went back to West Yellowstone to see the play Singing In The Rain. On the way we stopped at a Ranger Museum. Look, we're Rangers, ha!
Here is a look at a typical bare bones cabin and accommodations for Rangers in the field.
And here's the 3 main actors for the cast. The guy on the right played Cosmo and he and the lead actor tap danced up a storm. Those 2 should have good futures on Broadway!