S: Yellowstone 2008
FC: Family Trip: Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks | 2008
1: The Overview | July 5-13 Mt Rushmore Yellowstone Grand Tetons
2: Brian & Sarah | Russell & Doracy | Vinnie & Ted | Dick & Judy
3: The Presidents | Ann & Stan | The evening program at Mount Rushmore lit up the memorial. | The family flew in to Rapid City and started the trip with sightseeing at Mount Rushmore.
4: Our Fearless Leaders Vinnie & Ted
6: Below: Dick & Judy Right: Matt & Doracy | The Hills: Ellen, Nick, Chris, & Alex | Some snaps at scenic spots along the way to Sheridan, WY
7: Vinnie & Ted | Above: Julie Right: Brian & Sarah
8: The fleet of Nissan Quests drove over a thousand miles
9: Adventures in Driving | An ominous cloud en route to Yellowstone | We drove across South Dakota, Wyoming, and a quick dip up to Montana. | Devils Tower
10: After a long afternoon of driving, the crew had an overnight in Sheridan for a relaxing evening.
11: Jared, Laurel, and Luke, who was just 5 weeks old, joined up with everyone in Cody, Wyoming. Luke was a good sport while family took turns holding him. | 'Cousin' & Great-Aunt | Great-Grandma | Uncle
14: Mud volcano | Grizzly Fumarole
15: The family arrived at the park July 7th and enjoyed the first introductions to the unique landscape of Yellowstone.
16: Sulphur Caldron
17: A crowd had gathered on the road, trying to get a glimpse of the bear in the distance. | Feasting on a tasty meal
19: Nature's beauty all around
20: Upper Falls
21: The Falls | The steep climb was worth the view | July 8th was more hiking and taking in the sights.
22: Doracy trying Moose Drool beer | Old Faithful Inn
23: Old Faithful was indeed true to its name and spewed on cue.
24: Excelsior Geyser
25: Turquoise Pool | Grand Prismatic Spring
26: The boys earned their Junior Ranger badges. | July 9th the family spent the full day rafting. It was a seventeen-mile trip with class II and III rapids.
27: The closest there is for a group photo: Stan, Russell, Dick, Brian, Vinnie Alex, Ann, Sarah, Judy Nick, Doracy, Matt, Julie (not pictured: Laurel, Jared, Luke, Chris, Ellen)
28: Mammoth Hot Springs
32: Break for Luke | Happy Hour at Mammoth | It wasn't THAT big... | a unique view of the coyote
33: Tower Falls | Ted and Vinnie with her kids Ann, Ellen, and Dick
34: West Thumb Geyser Basin | Bluebell pool | Perforated Pool
35: Big Cone
36: Ledge Spring | Abyss Pool
37: Seismograph Pool 167 degrees
39: Thumb Paint Pots
41: Animal Spotting
42: How many differences can you spot between these two pictures?
44: Matt ready to hit the ropes | July 11th: Rock Climbing
45: Chris hauling ropes | The now-classic Vinnie pic | Jared | Nick
46: Doracy | Julie
47: Exum provided a fantastic experience climbing in the Tetons. The weather was perfect and the vistas were breathtaking. While waiting for the ferry back, Mark challenged Chris with some fun exercises to pass the time. | Russ | Chris
48: A view through the valley from where the group was climbing
51: One afternoon during Happy Hour, Ted made it the truly Happiest Hour by proposing to Vinnie with the family gathered around. We love you both so much and are glad you found each other.
52: A hike on July 12th. Pictures just can't convey all the majesty, but here's a taste.