|Our Route (click to enlarge)|
|Just finished eating smores!|
|Tired after 13 hours of driving...or riding, LOL!|
|Bison playfully fighting|
After our SD adventures, it was time to head even further west across Wyoming. We finally ended up right on the border of WY and Montana where we could spend some time trekking through Yellowstone National Park. Anybody remember Yogi Bear or Smokey the Bear???
We saw plenty of bison, elk, and deer. We had our eyes peeled for those bears, but didn't see not a one. Bummer! I guess that means, we'll have to go back soon. Did you know that Yellowstone is pretty much a big volcano??!??!? They have about 2,500 earthquakes there a year, but most of them are too small to actually feel. This is how we got Old Faithful; I never knew that! Talk about anticipation as we waited for Old Faithful to erupt with water as the magma heated up underground.
Yellowstone pretty much ended the camping portion of our trip, and from then it was just heading back home. We stopped in Bismarck, ND, just to sleep, and then we made a stop at the Mall of America (MOA). MOA wasn't much, in my opinion, but the kids had a wonderful time at Nickelodeon Universe in the mall. I think this was their favorite part of the trip, but it won't be what they remember 18 years from now when they're my age.
Anywho...we had a blast, and I would do it again if the opportunity arose. All I could think about each time we saw something breathtakingly beautiful was: "Wow, I serve a very creative God! He did all of this for my amazement" You know how when you have a little baby or toddler and you make your voice high pitched, and talk silly, and make ridiculous faces??? Well, God's creations are like that, but on a much larger scale! He did this for our enjoyment!
|What do you do when bison are in your way?|
|Grand Canyon at Yellowstone National Park|