S: The Kirk Family Summer Vacation
BC: Created by Emily L. Kirk Christmas 2010
FC: Conquering the Wild West | Summer 2010
1: 5330.9 Miles traveled | What a beautiful view! | Many memories were shared and created...
2: June 26th: Prairie Creek, IN | Great food and people | Molly and Megan with the girls | Connecting with the Ring Family. Also, Happy 100th Birthday to Aunt Malistin
3: The Ring Family Reunion
4: June 27th: We knew we had hit the West when we visited the St. Louis Arch.
5: Jeff, Emily, Cory and Mackenzie went to the top: 630 feet in the air
6: June 27th: St. Louis is also known for Anheuser Busch's Budweiser Beer. Which only leads to their famous Clydesdale Horses.
7: Showin' some love | "Horsin' Around" at Grant's Farm | Knowing what taste good!
8: June 28th - 29th
9: Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A small ski town with lots of charm. While we were there, we went to Bar J Chuckwagon. We had a traditional Western meal then enjoyed some live music.
11: June 28th-29th: Located here is a a picture of Mt. Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Only a a short drive from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We followed J.D. Rockifeller Highway to see mountains that are the base of the Rocky Mountains. Mt. Grand Teton is over 13,000 feet high.
13: Views from the road.
14: We all enjoyed the AMAZING view. It is a view that no words can describe nor artist can recreate | Yellowstone National Park: June 30th-July2nd
15: "I grow very fond of this place, and it certainly has a desolate, grim beauty of its own, that has a curious fascination for me." *Theodore Roosevelt* | Wyoming Montana Idaho
16: Grand Teton
17: More Views | Great memories in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park
18: Git-r-done | Cody, Wy | Thank you | Over the Fourth, we saw a real rodeo in Cody, Wyoming.
19: Clown | Painful | The longest 8 seconds of your life | "If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on, unless you landed on a cactus; then you have to roll around and scream in pain." -Anonymous-
20: We visited Mt. Rushmore than drove pass Crazy Horse (which isn't done).
21: July6th: Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
22: Here are random photos of other things we saw and visited. (Beginning of July)
23: * Badlands * Battle Little Big Horn *4th of July
24: Wilder House | Wilder House | Sears Tower | Happy Birthday, Emily | July 7th-8th
25: Lake Michigan | Homeward Bound | "Home is the nicest word there is." — -Laura Ingalls Wilder- | For the last end of the trip, we went to Laura Ingalls Wilder House and Chicago, Illinois.
26: It was amazing to see the animals in their natural habitat.
27: Wild Life count: *9 bears * Lots of elk * Lots of bison * Moose * Herds wild horse * Black-tailed and mule deer * 2 Ground squirrels (many dead on road) | The Kirk family traveled through 16 states.