Thursday, July 2, 2009

Yellowstone

Yellowstone was awesome. It has hot springs and geysers all over the place. First thing we saw was Old Faithful...


This is a little ways back just to show you all the people that gather around to see it. It was neat to see. We also saw the beehive geyser that is by Old Faithful. It only goes off 1 time a day and is much bigger than old faithful. It lasts much longer as well.

Some of the hot springs were so cool to watch. some just steam, some boil, some have geysers within them. Some are the prettiest color blue.

Here is a couple...

But really pictures will never do it Justice!


Here is an old geyser that is now stone...
This is Bacteria Mat... It was in one of the hot spring areas.

The weather in Yellowstone was rather chilly. However it changed all the time. It would be sunny, then rainy, then who knows!! At one rainy point we were up looking at some stuff that was a little bit of a walk back to the car. On the way back Max found some buddies!That is Max in the green. The other people? No idea!! But the guy had an umbrella so Max become instant friends with the guy!

We saw lots of buffalo, tons of elk, some deer, birds, bald eagle (and nest), a wolf, some coyote, and possibly the back side of a bear.
Here are elk just hanging out
A Buffalo walking down the middle of the street
We did go to a bear and wolf rescue center. That was pretty neat. We got to see the bears playing with each other.

We saw all of Yellowstone but the Tower Roosevelt area. I have TONS of pictures. Hundreds-seriously.

After Yellowstone we drove through the Grand Tetons. Max and Sam got their Jr Ranger badges there (and Yellowstone plus Mt Rushmore). Here they are pledging to help protect it all...


The trip was nice. We went with my In laws and by the time we were done, I think we all needed a break! I'm pretty sure my sweet angels drove them up the wall!

Yellowstone is a place to see though. The Tetons, I was a little disappointed. But maybe that is just because it is much smaller than Yellowstone. But the Mountains in the Tetons were very pretty.

4 comments:

Kim said...

What a neat trip. You got some great shots! The one with Max and his new friends is too funny!

Karen said...

What a wonderful trip! I was there when the park was on fire. Yeh, that many years ago. We loved it, and I'm sure your kids did, too.

And words can't express how much I love that Max befriended Umbrella Guy. :)

Debbie Yost said...

I want to go someday. It's on our list of vacation places! Looks like a lot of fun.

datri said...

Awesome pictures! We've never been out that way, looks like a fun trip!