Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Grand Adventure

We really hadn't planned on taking another trip this summer, but after listening to Jon's parent's talk about their recent trip to Yellowstone we just couldn't resist. We decided to go to Grand Teton National Park, and it was so beautiful.

Our little family on the shores of Jenny lake.


The girls actually went up the day before we did with Grandma and Grandpa and had fun without us. Jon and I drove up a day later, just the two of us and we had such a nice drive in. So our first day there all together we went on a boat ride on Jackson Lake.

Grandpa and his girls by Jenny Lake.

Sisters.

We just couldn't resist driving into Yellowstone one day. We saw this guy on the way there.

It was very cold and rainy that day but Bri wanted to walk around the Old Faithful Geyser Basin anyway. Carly and Grandpa hung out in the lodge.


Lewis falls.


The famous entrance picture. We managed to get to 5 national parks this year.

We always love to have Grandpa Gail with us.

We went to a spot called Oxbow Bend and saw lots of wildlife. There were 3 beavers swimming around a coyote, and some really neat birds.






This is the top of Signal Mountain.

such a great view.


Another view from Signal Mountain. We went up here twice just so we could see the sunset.

On the way down the mountain we saw 2 cow elk and when Jon got out to take the pictures he saw this bull elk there too.

The girls had a great time playing on the lake and would as to go down every day.

Carly called this her 'boat.'


Both girls got their Jr. Ranger badges. Their 4th of the year.





We really wanted to see a moose, but didn't have any luck. We did see this guy on our way home.

We have had such a great summer and have had so much fun on our trips. We feel very lucky to have the chance to visit so many great places.

1 comment:

Cami and Dustin said...

Those pictures of Jenny Lake are incredible!!! Makes me want to go so bad.

And FIVE National parks??! That is awesome, good for you guys. It has been a fun summer for you!