Sunday, July 12, 2009

america's first national park


ok, dumb title, i know! but i'm typing this as i race against the clock for our check out time here at the yellowstone koa. we're heading down to see stan's family for a week of unplugged time at their ranch in wyoming. i had a bunch of pictures i wanted to post, but dang that time running out! so instead, i am gonna post my pics of the day, and link to albums with the pictures on them. day 1: we stopped at the lewis & clark caverns in montana a couple of hours north of yellowstone. we've driven by them tons of times, but have never stopped. they were so dang cool! click here for day one album.

day 2: we hiked the geyser basin and caught this very cool site of old faithful lit by the sun with the storm clouds in the distance. amazing. click here for day two album.

day 3: we hiked the grand canyon of yellowstone. we started at the north rim and hiked all the way to artists point on the south rim. spectacular! really makes you feel just how small you are in the grand scheme of things. click here to see day three album.

day 4: we took a bike ride & hike to fairy falls. all i can say is WOW! we were blessed by a secluded little place where we could picnic and play in the cold water. click here for day four album.

day 5: we hit west thumb geyser basin, fishing bridge & rented a boat on yellowstone lake - all things we'd never done in the park before. click here to see day five album.

i better get off the computer before we get charged for an extra day here! lol. we're now heading down to dubois, wyoming for a week with stan's family. i'm sure i'll have a zillion pictures to post as soon as i'm back to an internet connection. have a fabulous week!

10 comments:

inara said...

Good Lord! Those pictures are seriously just breathtaking! God's creation is lovely, but you're photography actually captured the full beauty of it! And your girls look perfect! You should be a professional photographer. I am totally serious!

Kim said...

I'm new to your blog...and just want to say I love everything about it. Fantastic photos, great web layout and your kids are adorable. How do you get them to dress alike all the time? Look forward to seeing some of your scrapbooking, as that is my passion. Have a wonderful holiday.

Christie said...

I love that picture of Old Faithful. All of your pictures are beautiful! Have a fun week!

Jen said...

Oh my! Now I want to go! Been missing you, have fun relaxing with family!

Sara Ancich said...

aaaaaaaMAZing photographs...wow. So impressive. I can only imagine what it must have looked like in person. What a fabulous memory you have made for your oh-so-cute girls.

joscelyne cutchens said...

I looooooooove it, as always. fabulous pictures and your girlies are too sweet! :)

Val said...

OH MY, your pictures are AMAZING!!! WOW!

Chrispea said...

Gorgeous pictures. Glad to hear you're having fun on your vaca! See ya when you can plug back in! ;)

Raquel said...

Okay-these pictures brought me out of lurkdom. Amazing beauty. I'm in awe of God's great creation. I need to get to Yellowstone. You have captured it beautifully.
Raquel

Marfa said...

Amazing photos...thanks for sharing them! We'll be there next week, seriously...driving out west, though South Dakota (to see the Badlands) first. I can't wait. Now I get a feel of what to pack and what we want to see!!!

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