We have returned home from being at Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons for the past week. The girls and I are creating a scrapbook with our "millions" of photos while the trip is still fresh in our minds and the awe factor still lingers in our brains. I have managed to download one memory card so far, so here I am sharing a few.
I must confess I was completely mesmerized by the hot springs, vents, geyser basins, and mud holes. Rose shows her appreciation of the smells that sometimes would surround you.
A local taste treat for us was the huckleberry ice cream.
Hiking Inspiration Point at the Grand Tetons National Park.
A morning at Yellowstone Lake.
The most difficult part was the extremes in weather that we experienced, the travel books were certainly right on that account. But after a very cold, windy, rainy evening of about 37 degrees, the next morning was lovely.
For any of you who live out west, especially in the states of Montana or Wyoming, I would like to say how wonderful it was to vacation there and see and experience what is common for ya'll. The day we visited Old Faithful I happened to walk beside an elderly lady with a cane. We had a brief conversation upon which she told me she was 96 years old and this was her second time seeing Old Faithful, the last time being about 40 years ago. I have been telling my girls this is probably the only time I will see these sights...maybe not.