S: Yellowstone/Grand Tetons May 2011
BC: "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us." | ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
FC: Yellowstone & Grand Tetons | May 2011
1: We took I-15 up through all the states! When we reached Idaho Falls, we took the 20 up to West Yellowstone.. Our destination!
2: Still in Idaho..we're so close..
3: ^ hehe..where i sank in the snow | Being silly with animals in the lobby ..hehe | West Yellowstone
4: Omgosh! I was so excited to see sooo many bison!
6: May, when the park was virtually empty..making the | We felt very grateful that we were able to visit in | Bison traffic a pleasure- not a pain!
7: The Great Outdoors
9: We began our journey through the park by enjoying lunch at Old Faithful General Store & playing with Abby along the way.. I was anticipating viewing Old Faithful for the 1st time!
12: 'Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius' | -Edward O. Wilson
14: Grand Prismatic Spring Turquoise Pool Excelsior Geyser Crater Morning Glory | to name a few..
15: I've never seen such beautiful pools of color! Each one more brilliant than the last! We visited Mud Pots, Geyser Paint Pots, Geysers and Steam vents..
16: Hidden Mickey :)
17: Mama & Baby..too cute!
18: We stopped on Chittenden Bridge overlooking the Yellowstone River for some pics and playtime with Abby. We drove N. Rim Rd and stopped to take short walks to view Upper and Lower Falls! So gorgeous with spots of snow!
19: Yellowstone River
21: Upper and Lower Falls Norris Geyser Basin
22: Our cozy cabin in Jackson, Wyoming | We left Yellowstone a day early & found a nice cabin near Grand Tetons Nat'l park. We spent the next day playing with Abby in the snow, and finding open roads. | Spooky drive.. | Yummy dinner..
23: Yummy Breakfast heading home.... | The Dam my bug remembers as being HUGE!
24: Abby..on the prowl... | Cunningham Cabin
25: As we ended our trip, Keith took me to Ruth Chris in Salt Lake City, Utah, for my birthday dinner! Then we made our way back down to Henderson, to join Ken & Shana for Supercross Finals!