Sunday, November 23, 2014


For our family vacation this year, we decided to introduce the kids to Yellowstone, a place I grew up doing, summer and winter. In preparation for the trip, we learned about bears, about Yellowstone's geological background, and about geysers. Here are the kids doing one of the geyser experiments:

We'd heard good things about Bear World, so we headed there on our way up, and we're glad we did because we didn't end up seeing any bears in Yellowstone. We paid a little extra to feed the bears from the truck.
The baby bears


 Yellowstone! We stayed the first night with Grandma S, the 2nd night in a cabin at Canyon, the third night in a cabin at Lake (our favorite by far), and the 4th night in a cabin in Jackson Hole.

 We did a cruise on Yellowstone Lake (which was fun for the first 10 minutes!)

 We saw lots of bison, a handful of elk, and a couple of coyotes.
  We stopped by the Tetons and Jenny Lake on our way to Jackson Hole.
  We took a boat ride across Jenny Lake to hike to this waterfall.
Our cabin in Jackson Hole had a pool! And we went to the Bar J Wranglers chuckwagon dinner and show that night. The kids liked it--H danced in the aisles--and so did I. But J wasn't impressed and it was hard to go to a chuckwagon dinner with 2 kids who needed help getting their food and who didn't want to sit still during the show. The bottom pic with Little Zelly shows what she did the entire evening.

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