Wendy M. Scott

A Renaissance Soul blogging on reading, writing, travel, and enjoying life.

Yellowstone Day 2: Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower-Roosevelt areas

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Our itinerary for our second day in Yellowstone was: Mammoth Hot Springs area, Tower-Roosevelt area, wagon ride and cookout (This is another post in my “How the West Was Won: Vacation” series: Intro | Idaho | Grand Tetons and Jackson WY | West Yellowstone and the Park | Day 1 | Day 2) Sheepeater Cliff Entering the park again from the west entrance, we drove towards the Mammoth Hot Springs […]

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Yellowstone Day 1: Madison, Norris, and Canyon, Lake, and Grant Village areas

Upper Falls Yellowstone National Park

Our itinerary for first day into the park was: Madison, Norris, Canyon Village, and Lake Village/Bridge Bay and Grant Village areas (This is another post in my “How the West Was Won: Vacation” series: Intro | Idaho | Grand Tetons and Jackson WY | West Yellowstone and the Park | Day 1 | Day 2) Madison and Norris Area Coming into the park from West Yellowstone took us just past […]

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Scenic and Quirky Idaho (bet you thought they only had potatoes there)

That's one big spud.

We left Jackson and drove west through yet another section of Idaho to meet up with the other half of our group in Ashton, Idaho on our way to West Yellowstone, Montana. After navigating a steep and slightly scary (at least for us flatlanders) mountain pass, we found ourselves on the other side of the Grand Tetons, which made quite a stunning backdrop to acres of farmland. The three main […]

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Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park

The Tetons were the most unique mountains we’ve seen. They rise almost vertically from a fault line that runs at the base on the mountains, which means that there aren’t really any foothills.

On the other side of the fault line is Jackson Hole, a valley of sorts ringed by the Tetons on one side and the Gros Ventre Range on the other. It’s hard to describe how different the mountains look rising fully formed without the hesitant fits and starts of foothills. It’s almost as if you can drive right up to the foot of the mountain, which we came pretty close to doing.

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Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built our company, and the free, hosted…

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Lessons from Bill Walsh

The Score Takes Care of Itself

I’ve been on a personal/professional development reading kick recently and I just finished reading The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership. Co-written by Bill Walsh and Steven Jamison, it’s an interesting combination of football field-meets-boardroom. To be sure, there are many parallels between coaching a winning football team and a winning business team. However,

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