S: 2011 JOHNSON FAMILY ROAD TRIP
BC: 4,767 miles $989 spent on gas 16 days 8 National Parks
FC: The Great Outdoors | The Johnson Family Road Trip 2011
1: June 24, 2011 The Johnson Family Road Trip!! National Park #1 Zion | At this point, Kaylee and Zach are still excited, or at least acting like they are!!
3: Zion is beautiful Slot canyons made of reddish and tan colored sandstone.. Virgin river running through it..
4: The troops hiking back to the Narrows, along the Virgin river.. The Narrows were closed due to high water...
5: Look at the smiles on those faces!!
7: Tall grass, pretty flowers, weeping rocks, towering rock formations, the river with its many small water falls..... This was what we viewed along the hike we took!!
8: Zach and Kaylee still with smiles!! A squirrel people watching, and a neat yellow bird..
9: MAKING MEMORIES
10: June 25th, National Park #2 Bryce Cayon | Zach at the beginning of hike | Brian taking a break | Kaylee are dare devil | The red, orange and white colors of the rocks are breathtaking!! These rocks are called Hoodoo's.
11: Beautiful colors and neat rocks!!! Kids aren't bad either...
13: Entering Bryce Canyon you drive through this beautiful area called Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest!!
14: June 26th National Park #3 Arches
17: Having fun exploring the natural sandstone Arches!!
18: National Park #4 Canyonlands | June 24th
23: National Park #5 Rocky Mountain National Park June 25th
24: From the top of the Rocky Mountains!! Had to tell Brian to drive on the Yellow line a few times!!
27: Still had snow at the top of the mountains.. Saw a marmot, and lots of elk... Went and walked around the Stanley Hotel!!
28: Go Karts in Estes Park
29: Brian, Kaylee and Zach had a great time racing around the course!! Brian was the biggest kid of all.....
31: National Park #6 Yellowstone June 26th
32: Our home for 3 nights!! First night no electricity.... | One bed, one sink, small shower and toilet!! 2 pads and sleeping bags on floor!!
33: National Park #7 Grand Tetons June 29th Absolutly one of the most beautiful places on earth!! | Stopped in Jackson and had lunch. Neat town!!
34: From the top of the Grand Tetons!! We rode the Ariel lift to the top, what a view!!
37: The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone... Breathtaking waterfall..
38: So cool, we got to see this Grizzly Bear wondering around a meadow.. Also saw a black bear, Zach and Brian saw a wolf, and to many Bison to count!!
39: Mammoth Hot Springs Thermal pools and vents
41: Wondering around Mammoth Hot Springs
44: Thermal pools... This one looked like you could just jump in for a relaxing soak!! But, within a few degrees of boiling.. Think we'll pass!!
45: Mud Pot Wow these smell nasty!! One little boy we passed said "dad, it smells like egg sandwich here"... Very true!!!
46: Fountain Paint Pot!!! We got to get close enough to this geyser that we could feel the spray of the water!!!
48: Waiting for Old Faithfull to blow.. Got to listen to the Ranger give us interesting facts about the geyser!! Below..... Kaylee enjoying her brownie sundae!!!
49: Old Faithfull
50: Made it to Oregon for a good old fashioned 4th of July panic.. Dad and Brian grilling the best chicken you'll ever have!!
55: National Park #8 Yosemite Brian and I left the kids in Oregon and on the way home stopped at one more National Park Roxy got to enjoy the last park, she loved hanging out the window!!