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Morning Coffee

It is time again to get back to my Morning Coffee posts.  One of the most enjoyable things I have done when it comes to blogging is simply sharing one of my daily adventures which starts each morning with a great cup of coffee.

For those of you who know me know that last year we moved from Jackson Wyoming to Afton Wyoming in order to obtain horse property for our daughter.  Although we now live in the Star Valley area Jackson is a frequent adventure in itself.

For those of you who may be new to our blog posts Star Valley is rich in western history.  It was for centuries a place with the Native American people who lived within travel distance came to hunt and fish during the summer months.  Then in the mid to late 1800’s the area was settled by those heading west.

The Oregon Trail in its many facets came right through was is now our back yard.  On this morning I decided to adventure not far from my home to an old homestead I pass all the time.  Each time I pass by I say to my wife and myself that I need to stop and take a few photographs.  Although I really have no idea of the history of this quint yet humble home I just love it’s setting.

I wonder by whom and when this home was built.  What about the large tree setting next to the this humble cabin?  Did the family that built it plant it and if so was it for shade or maybe just aesthetics.  Did they have children and if so whatever happened to them?  As you can see today it is a much different place.  The home is empty and the stories that must have surely been told throughout the years are now secrets of this lonely yet beautiful setting.

Wyoming is truly a magical place.  Some great adventure abound just about everywhere in the state.  Star Valley is rich in Western History some good and some not so good.  But on this morning I did stop and take the time to watch the sunrise, enjoy more than one cup of coffee, ponder the past and took some pictures… enjoy.

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