Friday, October 15, 2010

Mini Vacation

We went on a mini vacation to Yellowstone National Park. Let me tell you, the drive through Wyoming is the longest drive of my life.....EVER!
However, it got us to our destination and these are some of the things we got to see.

This was out in the middle of NO-WHERE!

We were suppose to drive to Jackson, WY the 1st night but we got as far as Landers, WY. There was an accident on the freeway and it was stopped. So we found this nice little hotel and camped out for the night. We Brad went to check us in, the guy asked Brad what his occupation was, Brad told him IT and Brad had the great opportunity to give service, he helped the guy fix something on his I-Pod. The people were really friendly and kind. We were thankful to just rest from the car.
The next morning we headed to the Tetons and Yellowstone.

This was our view of the Grand Tetons. All day long it was cloudy, rainy, and sleet. Maybe if we get to go again we will actually get to see them.

Next we headed to Yellowstone National Park. I loved it! We saw wildlife, Old faithful, sulfur pots, the Snake River etc... We had a great time!

We had a picnic at Sergeants Park. It was nice to be able to stretch our legs. We were hungry and tired.

Some of the wildlife we saw.

Toward the end of the day we finally made it to Lower Falls. It was amazing!

That night after leaving Yellowstone, we meet up with our dear friends the Fosters. They used to live in Colorado Springs with us but moved back to Idaho. I don't know why, but we didn't get a picture of all of us. Anyhow, we played games that night and laughed, and ate, and laughed and played games. It was so much fun to hang out again.

The next morning we headed to Mesa Falls in Idaho and Warm River to feed the fish.

Mesa Falls, ID

I was able to capture some of the fish. You couldn't even see them in the water until you threw food at them. The kids loved it. It was a lot of fun.

Alicia just got a new camera and was trying it out.

After Mesa Falls and Warm River we headed to Rexburg Idaho. We saw the Rexburg Temple and also BYU-I campus. We went to the Botanical Gardens to take pictures. It is really pretty there. (Temple pictures to come.)

We had a great time. After Rexburg we went to Idaho Falls were we took more pictures of the Idaho Falls Temple. Those pictures will come shortly also.
The kids loved to see Payton and Brynley and we got to see Dave and Alicia. It was awesome, oh and we can't forget Ellie, she is so dang cute.

So I hope you enjoy this long post. I know to many pictures. Believe me I have more but I didn't want a complete overload of pictures.

We really miss the Fosters and can't wait to see them again!

1 comment:

joan said...

I loved your pictures, it sounds like you had a great time. Love, Aunt Joan

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