S: Summer 2012 - Yellowstone
FC: Summer 2012 - Yellowstone
1: YELLOWSTONE | ARRIVED 18 JUL 2012 | Grandma and Grandpa Byrne asked us if we wanted to go to Yellowstone with them in the summer. We were so excited to go; however, we had no idea what an adventure we were about to take!
2: Grandma and Grandpa treated the family to a trip on the Royal Gorge Train. The sun was shining and I can still hear the songs about the golden age of railroads. We got to hear the story of how Dad walked across the bridge above when he was little.
4: Spending Time | with Family
6: Sunday Drive with Dad | Two weeks is a long time to be away from home. That's why we spent as much time with Dad as we could on our last day in Colorado. We went climbing on the rocks in the Garden of the Gods. Later in the day, we drove to the top of Pike's Peak. Meagan really got a laugh when Dad mixed up his words and said, "Meagan, do not sit on that ledge....stand on it!"
8: Pack 'em up, Move 'em out After almost a year of planning, we are on our way to Yellowstone! Of course, Grandma and Grandpa found many things along the way...
11: Actually, this IS our first rodeo! (and thanks to Grandma, we now understand why you don't wear white to a rodeo...)
13: We made it to Yellowstone Park, the world's first National Park, on July 18th, 2012. It was amazing to see the different types of scenery, animals, and geothermal features in one place.
15: Water Falls are one of Grandma's favorite things to see on a trip. I think it would be hard to argue with her after seeing these beautiful sites. Can you hear the rushing water?
16: Lake Yellowstone A great place to reflect on all the great times we had together on this trip.
18: Did we mention we saw some wildlife on our trip?
21: Montana | THE HAMMOND RANCH After several wonderful days at Yellowstone it was time to get back in the car for another adventure. We were able to experience something that very few people get to do. We got to visit a 500,000 acre ranch in Bighorn, Montana! We visited the Hammond family ranch. My Grandma grew up with Mrs. Hammond in Wisconsin. She was very welcoming and let us do lots of fun things on the ranch. We got to ride horses, hand feed a calf, harvest some vegetables, and interact with many farm animals. Of course, who could forget Meagan stirring up the chicken coup....
24: SOME say "getting there is half the fun." With Grandma and Grandpa, getting home may be half the fun!