Saturday, August 4, 2007
Lions, Tigers, BEARS...Oh my!
Let me just say...AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I love vacation, and I feel so relaxed right now!!
We have had such a SUPER trip!! We started out staying at a cabin at Three Forks, Montana. I think what I love the most is how much history and beauty we have so close to home.
Then we headed down to a lake and stayed at a resort for three days with Rick's brother and his family.
Each day we headed off to explore Yellowstone, and we saw sooooo many animals including bears (two different ones in the wild, but really close to us), elk (with some of the most gi-normous antlers I have ever witnessed), tons of birds (several eagles), bison, and lots of little vermin type animals, too.
My most favorite excursion is when we all went to the Boiling River which sits at the 45th Parallel (exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole), and we lounged around in the hots springs for hours. That was totally relaxing and rejuvenating, too!
We saw lots of cool geo-thermal activity and just amazing nature...lots of waterfalls and cool rock formations and geysers (yes, of course, Old Faithful).
We ate healthy, and we did TONS of walking!!!! I feel really healthy right now!
On the way to Salt Lake, we stayed just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. What a beautiful place.
I will forever hold in my heart the awe inspiring beauty of the Grand Teton Mountains. SIGH.
We are now in Salt Lake City with relatives, and today we had a girls' day and Shelley and I went to have our pedicures (all that camping and hiking was tough on the feet).
I just love all of this nature and all of this family time!!! This is a TRUE vacation!
And, last night Shell and I went for a beautiful walk up a hill that then had the most incredible view of Salt Lake City! Breathtaking!!
OH!! I almost forgot!! We went to Cabela's in Lehi. WHAT a store!!
Life is happy and balanced RIGHT now!
My only stress is my oldest home alone...SIGH. Does anyone out there relate to the 18-year-old knows everything syndrome??
And, he just dropped the bomb that he will be leaving before August is over for boot camp. DOUBLE SIGH.
Not sure when we are heading out and exactly where we are going, but... I will keep you updated as much as possible.