Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yellowstone

Y is for Yellowstone National Park

Last October we had the opportunity to spend a couple days in  Yellowstone National Park on our crazy cross country drive from Ohio to Seattle.

It was after the regular season and it seemed like we had the whole park to ourselves.  The weather was cool and a little rainy, but the mist that hung in the air only added to the mystique of this ancient place.

I felt like we had stepped into the Cretaceous Period.  But we only saw buffalo, no T-Rex.  Which was fine with me!

Inspiration Point

Around every turn, my mouth hung open with awe.  Steam spewed from every crack in the Earth as if it was a living breathing dragon. I couldn't process that a place could be so utterly different than anything I had ever seen.

The kids had a blast watching Old Faithful and walking around the other geysers and boiling mud pots.  My husband and I simply enjoyed watching their love of exploring nature.  I would have loved to spend a few more days there.  It is a trip we will always remember.

Have yourself a wonderful Saturday!!

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Kathy :)
A bubbling mud pot that didn't smell like roses


  1. Yellow stone is fantastic. I'm teaching my students about it in my lecture class this week actually (we're doing volcanoes).

  2. We love Yellowstone! Last time we went, we were snowed on - in June!

  3. I visited when I was a kid but that was a long time ago.
    Ohio to Seattle? Wow, that is a long drive!!

  4. What a great trip that must have been! Someday, we tell each other, someday we will go to Yellowstone!

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  6. The second picture - my all-time most favorite - cracks me up every time. I can almost smell the same thing (sulfur) from the girls' facial expressions! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. i have never been--it looks like your family had a great trip!

  8. Love that pic! Isn't Yellowstone amazing? I can't wait to take my kids. I felt like I was in that movie Dances with Wolves when I was there. lol. The western US is just awesome.

  9. I've never been to Yellowstone but it's on the list to visit!

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  11. I love Yellowstone! HAVE to go back there.