Thursday, August 14, 2008

10 years! and Yellowstone!




Eric had his 10 year high school reunion on 8/9.  We decided to make the drive to Star Valley, Wyoming for the event. 
 We took hwy 93 so that we could stop at signs and learn a little more about lewis and clark.  We had hoped for a little more excitement. it was beautiful though!
  8 hours later we made it! We stayed with Eric's sister Sharon and her husband Steve and our niece Isabelle.  It was a lot of fun!  Kids usually have a way of bringing out the kid in me!  The reunion wasn't too exciting.  it was nice to meet some of Erics friends and hang out with them. 

  As you can see, it wasn't hard for them to take to their old ways.  The tough guys on campus!  After spending a day with Sharon, Steve and Isabelle...

 we decided to depart into the wilderness and drive by Jackson Hole and the Tetons and into Yellowstone!  It was so beautiful!  Words cannot begin to describe its beauty and all of the incredible formations we saw.  These pictures will never do justice to those beautiful sights.  But its worth a shot! Teton National Park

pretty self explanatory
these are everywhere, and beautiful!
OLD FAITHFUL...and it was!
Morning Glory.  this isn't man made. Does that blow your mind?! 

It stinks worse than I make it look!

The wild life in Yellowstone
One of the many waterfalls..beautiful.
looking up at another fall
the trail down to look up at the fall..
the stairs just kept going and going.  The whole way down i was thinking, "we have to climb every single one of these steps back up and then hike the rest of the trail.  Total there were 300 steep steps up.  What a workout!  We had so much fun and I really want to go back.  I feel like there was so much more we could have done.  We just ran out of vacation time.  I don't know, ... something about work and paychecks?  I highly recommend this trip to everyone! 

 


7 comments:

Kim said...

It looks beautiful! We're getting ready to go to the big Grand County High 10 Year Reunion next week...can't wait!?!

Kim said...

It looks beautiful! We're getting ready to go to the big Grand County High 10 Year Reunion next week...can't wait!?!

Kim said...

I don't know why...

Will and Summer Hansen said...

looks like you guys are having a blast. Wish we were with you. Have fun and hope to see you in the coming future.

Will and Summer Hansen said...

looks like you guys are having a blast. Wish we were with you. Have fun and hope to see you in the coming future.

Andy said...

Being a French speaker, I just have to giggle like a little boy every time I hear about the Tetons. On another note, 10 years must really make you feel old.

Jill said...

Those are some sweet pics!!! We so need to make a really long road trip up there one day.

While I was at school in Logan, one of my really good friends had a summer internship at a town on the border of Yellowstone National Park. A couple of us went to visit him and I was BLOWN AWAY by everything there. I couldn't believe how beautiful it all was and your pictures brought those memories back! That was my favorite vacation during college (except for my graduation vacation). It really did smell like a bad Taxi cab driver arm pit--but it was gorgeous!