Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yellowstone 2011

For the past 3 years we have taken a week off in the summer to spend in Yellowstone National Park. My inlaws own an adorable little cabin 30 minutes outside Yellowstone in Island Park Idaho, so it turns out to be a fun and affordable vacation for us. We play games, watch movies, swim in the river, take hikes and enjoy lots of time with just the 5 of us.

We usually take 2 or 3 days to spend in Yellowstone Park itself. Some of our favorite sites are Dragons Mouth Cave (a cave that hides a boiling hot spring so it seriously looks like a fire-breathing dragon lives inside), Old Faithful, the stinky mud pots, the Junior Ranger Station at Madison, and the many waterfalls around the park.

On this trip little C refused to walk. Bruce and I try really hard to keep our spirts up and a happy face on during this little annual vacation of ours. We know it's going to be A LOT of work, but we also know it can be a lot of fun if we all have the right attitude. We were really put to the test by our little 4 year old this year!

But it was worth it to catch a few moments like these. Here they are, all getting along, waiting for Old Faithful.

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