Wednesday, September 08, 2010


We had a fun filled four day weekend on our trip to Yellowstone for Labor Day! There was A LOT that we did, so I'll just jump right in and let you see some pictures.

Making faces at the hot pots sulfur-y smell. The boys made the joke that someone could pass gas and blame it on the geyser and no one would ever know.

Mud pots.

Waiting for the "outhouse" style bathroom.

Old Faithful! It was, indeed, faithful.

Our chipmunk friend.

Isn't the color just gorgeous? All thanks to temperature of water and the microorganisms that live within.

One of MANY crows we "cawed" to throughout the weekend.

I think this was my favorite geyser. We learned that all the sediment most likely formed on top of tree stumps, giving it such an odd shape.

Buffalo hanging out by the visitor's center. Jennifer tried to get close to take a picture and the park ranger stopped her by saying, "Ma'am, Ma'am" over and over. We found it funny (the ranger, not the danger, bahaha).

Boiling water runoff into the river.

Elk just outside our car.

And, a BIG buffalo outside our car also. Very skinny hind quarters.

The girls in front of a waterfall on a freezing and super windy Sunday!

The sun was WAY bright. We look like we are in pain!

Group pic! Andy and Dani Satchwell, Jen and Bryant Svedin, and Michael and Rebecca Black.

The hike up from the Falls was a full 600 feet of incline and a bit exhausting. Except for Andy and Dani, who were like mountain goats. But, we made it, nonetheless!

The falls. Just beautiful.

We really enjoyed our adventure to Yellowstone, staying in Dani's grandparent's cabin about 30 mins outside the park. Thank you Dani and grandparents!

It snowed on us while leaving the park on Sunday evening, which I took as a sign to play Christmas music on our drive back. We also enjoyed S'mores over a nice bonfire, watched good movies, ate good food, and had another adventure trying to deposit our garbage to the landfill down the road on four wheelers. (Let's just say that the Svedins and Blacks are rebels).

And last, but certainly not least, we have decided that Idaho has some of the worst and most annoying drivers anywhere. :)


  1. What a fun trip for Labor day! I went to Yellowstone once when I was little...for some reason I thought I would see yellow stones.

  2. Wow, you got some really good pictures! You've documented our vacation well :)

  3. Hahaha, Chels! I was thinking the same thing while we were there. I don't even know how it became known as Yellowstone. We did see quite a bit of sandstone, so maybe that contributed?

    And thanks, Dani! I tried to do it justice. You'll have to blog about this trip too! I'd love to hear the "Dani" perspective on our vacation :)

  4. Wow, your pictures are just gorgeous! I love the one with the rainbow and you're squinting :). I have always wanted to go to Yellowstone, but now I really want to go. how fun!

  5. looks like fun! I spent many a happy childhood summer vacation in yellowstone! brings back the memories!