Monday, June 22, 2009
We had a fun family vacation to Yellowstone. When I say family I mean family. My mom, & 2 sisters Rachel and Sarah. Along with Ryan's Parents, brother Chase and his sister Erin her hubby and their 2 kids, Ryan's brother David came up from Idaho Falls with his girlfriend Carrie. We had quite a big group. We cooked a dinner consisting of steaks, baked potatoes, and stir fried veggies. We laughed and visited and enjoyed each others company.
We had rented a cabin in Island Park and it was perfect. It fit everyone nicely, was comfortable and close to the gate at West Yellowstone. We spent 2 days in the park and I wish it was longer. It was cold and rainy but very beautiful. It was a great way to enjoy the beauty of the earth and what God created for us. We visited Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Fire hole falls. We saw some wild life. Mostly Bison but unfortunetly NO bears or Moose. I was a little disappointed with that but what can you do? We were close to seeing a bear. There was a traffic jam and a couple of rangers cars. When we got close we asked what was going on and they said a bear was down but had wandered up into the trees. So close yet so far.
Coleton LOVED the bison and talked about them all the time. He kept saying he wated to see more buffalo. Remington just wanted to play in the hot tube at the cabin and Gage just wanted to be in his own bed at home. He was a great little alarm clock and woke everyone up at 5:45 am. Its a good thing he is so cute and little so everyone forgave him quickly.
We had a great time and it was nice to get away. Especially with Sarah and Chase as they are both leaving on missions for the LDS church. Sarah will be gone for a year and a half and Chase will be gone for two years. It was a great way to spend a little time with them and create a few memories. My boys are really going to miss both of them VERY much.
On the way home we stopped by Mesa Falls. It was beautiful and amazing. I felt bad that we were driving on Fathers Day, not so fun for Ryan. The boys were troopers and for the most part pretty good concidering all the time we spent in the car. I loved getting away but it is always nice to come home.