We headed out to Grand Junction Sunday afternoon to visit my siblings. You can read about that visit HERE. We stayed overnight in Grand Junction and then headed to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Monday was just a travel day and it was loooooooong. Once we got there we checked into what appeared to be a seedy hotel, but ended up being our favorite. 2 huge rooms and a great pool and hot tub, we just swam and relaxed all evening.
Tuesday morning we headed 2 hours to Yellowstone. A beautiful drive, and Yellowstone was amazing. We saw countless Bison, an elk so close we could touch it (not quite but almost!), a moosen (purposeful typo for all you Bryan Reagen fans), and some of the rudest people on the planet. Just a quick note to all you travelers out there, just because you are on vacation does NOT mean you are the ONLY ones on vacation. A tiny bit of consideration for others goes a long way. Our kids got a tough lesson on being kind to others even when they don't deserve it.
We ate lunch right inside the park and then spent the day checking out all kinds of amazing mud pits, geysers, animals, mountains, and searching for bears. It was an amazing day. I would definitely go back and explore the parts we weren't able to get to. Here's some pics
|This was Daddy's idea :)|
|So many great places to stop and take pics|
|Eli took pride in taking pics of Jared and I with the scenery|
|This is has zero zoom. We were that close to an elk :)|
|The only bear we saw :)|
|Another of Eli's pics|
|Famfie (family selfie) at one of the pools in Yellowstone|
|We kept wondering what the first person who came upon it must've thought!|
|Dragon Mouth Spring, we all thought this was amazing|
|Waiting for Old Faithful who wasn't so faithful or impressive really|