Thursday, August 14, 2008

The One with the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

We've got four dogs hanging out with us this week. Oodles of poodles!
We left early yesterday morning to reach our final destination of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Did you know that Yellowstone was the very first national park in the United States?

The drive to Yellowstone took us right through Grand Teton National Park. The mountains are amazing! Everything is so flat and uninteresting and then WHAM! Sharp and jagged edged mountains come out of nowhere.
Here's another one for Nicole. My father-in-law and brother-in-law.
Oh my goodness it hurt so bad trying to take this picture! The sun was right in our eyes.
We've got so many pictures of us like this. Some day I'll find them and compare them all to see how we've aged through the years.
We pulled over a couple of times to take pictures of the beautiful scenery in Yellowstone. Here is a pretty waterfall.
Here's Jay walking the dogs. Get it? J-Dawgs? Nevermind.
We reached Old Faithful just in time. I couldn't believe how many people there were waiting for the geyser to erupt.
Sooooo many people. My dad would not like to be here :) Happy birthday Dald!
We walked around the geyser pools and pondered about what the person who discovered these things was thinking.
This is the only place like this in the world.
We walked around long enough to see Old Faithful erupt again.
The river is so unusual. Check out all the poofs of steam coming out along the river's edge. Where else would you see something like this?
We got a different view of the Tetons on the way back to Afton.
We stopped in Jackson for dinner. There was one of these antler arches at every corner.
The sopapillas for dessert at the Merry Piglets Mexican restaurant made the whole trip worth it.
Today we're white water rafting down this river.
I'm a little nervous after all the accidents I had tubing down the river at lava hot springs. I hope I'll be back tonight to post something about it...

1 comment:

tlkcreations said...

Hi Paige- you don't know me but I am friends with Evonne, who is Jill's sister-in-law. I'll admit first that I have been blogstalking you for a little over 2 months now! I am always amazed at the great blogs that you do. This one caught my eye because I will not be going on our annual family trip to Yellowstone and your pictures remind me of all the beautiful things to see there. What a wonderful place! I hope that you don't mind about the stalking part and hope that you will visit my blog! - tammy =)