Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Yellowstone National Park

Mike's Grandmother, Gladys Garner recently passed away at the age of 92.  Her funeral was held in Burley, Idaho so we all piled into the truck and headed south on a 17 hour driving adventure.  Yellowstone just happened to be on the way so we decided that would be a good place to take a driving break.  The best part was that my Sister Stephanie and her family just happened to be there that day too! 



We had just been in the park for a half hour or so when we drove past this black bear just off the road.  It was so exciting to see all the animals.  We saw Bison, Elk, deer, and Moose too.   



We met the Fords at Old Faithful.  Creed had this cool hat that Logan so admired so we bought one for both our boys too.  These guys could not be more opposite but they are best buddies.  It is so fun to see them together.  They always have so much fun. 





There goes Old Faithful. 



This is our little family in front of Old Faithful.


 In my defense, I am five months pregnant here and we had done a lot of driving.  I'm just sayin'.  

  


We just couldn't resist the suckers in the gift shop so we had to take a lollipop picture. 



I think this was Spasm Geyser.



Here is my lovely and ever so talented Sister Stephanie.


After we saw Old Faithful we headed up the road to the mud pots (I think that's what they were, we saw a lot of geysers and such).  This is Larry and me enjoying the stinky steam.


Here we all are (okay,minus me, I'm taking the picture).  I thought our stroller parade was pretty funny.
 


Sadly we only saw the Fords for a few hours before we parted ways but before we left we went to see a few of Yellowstone's amazing waterfalls.  Even Squeaky the mouse enjoyed the view.




I think the boys really enjoyed Yellowstone, it was sad the stop was so short but we plan on returning in few years. 

Notice Campbell doesn't seem too thrilled in any of the pictures; the poor guy had ear infections and was in a lot of pain.  He has had them for two months! We just can't get rid of them.  Several rounds of antibiotics later and I think that we are finally almost in the clear.  Keep your fingers crossed. 

3 comments:

missLaura said...

Your pictures are so cute! And you look so cute! You at least wear cute clothes to travel in, I'm usually in sweats or something.
Owen had several ear infections this winter too and we just took him to a specialist and he's getting tubes in 3 weeks. Maybe ask your family physician.

Workmans said...

congrats on being prego! you look great! your kids are just the cutest. love logan's hat and the lollipop pic!

Ryan and Melissa said...

I was thinking about you today. Happy birthday! I wanted to email you, but I don't think I have your most current email address, so I thought I'd leave a comment instead. You have the cutest family and are such a cute pregnant momma. I hope everything is going well with you. It would be so fun to cross paths again sometime soon. I don't think we are going to Provo in the near future, but let us know if you are ever in Southern Cali! I would love to have your email address. Mine is melissafgrow@gmail.com. Know that someone's thinking about you on your birthday! Love you!

Love, Mel