S: Yellowstone National Park Vacation
FC: A New Day... | Yellowstone National Park September 2011 Family vacation
1: CAMPING | Arches Nat'l Park, UT | "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." -W.T. Purkiser | 100% Natural Beauty | "The first act of awe, when man was struck by the beauty or wonder of nature, was the first spiritual experience." -Henryk Skolimowsk
2: Which is which way? | Rest stop on the way to Arches National Park in UT | Mom? Dad? | "Nature is the art of God." -Dante Alighieri
3: Beautiful day! | Where is everyone? | "All that is gold does not glitter... Not all those who wander are lost..." -J.R.R. Tolkien | "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." -Rachel Carson
4: A friendship 30 years in the making.
5: A marriage 30 years in the making!
6: "Sometimes we get caught up in our troubles and our problems, and we let life... sort of... slip away. Life is precious, all of life. And one must try to take in as much of it as possible. Until the last moment." -Yanni
7: "My lands are where my dead lie buried." -Crazy Horse | No one's crazier than Crazy Horse@ | Crazy Horse Memorial Black Hills, South Dakota | "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair." -Kahlili Gibran
8: Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, SD
9: "Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -Miriam Beard
10: Greetings from Yellowstone National Park...
11: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain | So pretty!
12: Breathtaking | Nature's hot tub | Wyoming! | Looks very inviting
13: Destination: Yellowstone | Old Faithful | One more off the bucket list
14: "The beauty and charm of the wilderness are his for the asking, for the edges of the wilderness lie close beside the beaten roads of the present travel." -Theodore Roosevelt | Jackson Hole WY, Fillmore UT, and Salt Lake City UT
15: "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 | "As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world." -Terri Guillemets
16: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein
17: "There is something indefinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." -Rachel Carson
18: "Each day I give thanks for you and appreciate all that you do." -Catherine Pulsifer
19: "Life is either a daring adventure... or nothing at all..." -Helen Keller | "The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." -Victor Hugo
20: "I took a walk in the woods, and came out taller than the trees." -Henry David Thoreau
21: "Each moment of the year has its own beauty." -Ralph Waldo Emerson | "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana | "Happiness is only real when shared." -Jon Krakauer | "We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -Joseph Campbell
22: "Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out. And freedom, and beauty, and peace come in." -John Muir
23: "Change is inevitable. Progress is optional." -Tony Robbins
24: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." -William Shakespeare
25: "Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break from the journey." -Pat Conroy | "There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature." -Aristotle