Thursday, June 27, 2013

a vacation out west

The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.
Psalm 103:19

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.


Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

We've recently studies geysers and Old Faithful in our science lessons. Youtube is amazing to watch from our own home but nothing like a visit in real life. What great memories of places and family times you must have made. Scrapbooking these with help strengthen and maintain these.

It would indeed be a pleasure to have you visit and celebrate our many shared interests......

Theresa said...

Beautiful photos! I have a friend who just moved out that way and I've been enjoying her pictures as well.

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful! I've never been that direction but would like to go very much.

Karen Andreola said...

My favorite kind of vacation would be to see more of America. I liked seeing your adventure. How special.

Huckleberry ice cream looks swell.
Karen A.

Hill upon Hill said...

Oh your photo's have reminded me of a fantastic trip on the Western coast of the U.S.A which I enjoyed in 1991.

Oh how I hope to visit your country again.

I too remember the 'ambient' aroma of the geysers.

The dB family said...

How beautiful! I have never been there. Maybe someday. :o)


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