Friday, August 19, 2011

She aint as Faithful as she used to be!

looky where we went!!!!!

It was SO much funner than I thought it would be!

This old girl......we had to waaaaaiiiitttttt for.
Wasn't quite on the ball.
She must be getting a bit old!

 but it was cooooool!!!
and Kristen's favorite thing of the ENTIRE trip.
In fact, we sadly missed seeing it blow again while we sat in a cafe for lunch...forgetting to add an hour to our watches ;(  She was sorely disappointed.
Our second day we spent in Mammoth Hot Springs.
A gloomy and rainy day...but it sure added to the eeriness of it all ;)
It's also the only day we found a picnic table to eat our lunch on....which we had to hurry through because of rain.  And it was also the day we left the hotel not realizing Jack was in flip flops!
Water running down from the upper hot springs that are further down on this post.
closeup of this mountain side.
there are signs every where warning visitors to NOT touch the water.
It will remove the flesh right off of ya....it's that hot.

 Just a couple of cuties along the way ;)
 These white  caps were also Kristen's favorites.....she like to call them marshmallows.
 Some hot water trickling down....
 the flip flop boy.
 the hot springs.
 this is a closeup of what the ground looks like in this particular section of the hot springs.  It varies from place to place.

 The worlds first infinity pool ;)  How cool is this hot spring?!!!!
I have to be honest here....when the kids said they wanted to go to Yellowstone, I worried they might be bored.  But they insisted....and seriously, I think it's one of the best vacations we've ever taken.  They loved it. Every day was filled with a completely different area of the park with totally different scenery.  
We slept in everyday, didn't rush.  It was glorious.  
I totally, like for real, recommend it.

and I've got more where these came from.
Just you wait ;)


Sherri said...

wow, these pictures are incredible. looks so amazing there. i'd totally be that person drawn to the boiling hot water despite the signs :) Looking forward to more vaca shares.

Anthea said...

WOW look at those photos, AMAZING!!

Chandra said...

We've been wanting to go there for years!! Yosemite is on our list too. Looks like you had some fun- those hot springs look amazing!! (I do have this tiny fear of being mauled by a bear- you didn't see any of those lurking around did you?)

Andrea Amu said...

Those pix are awesome! Makes me want to go there now! Hmmm.

Can't get over those hot springs... wowee!

Glad you had a super family outing!

beckyjune said...

Isn't it so gorgeous? I wish that we still lived closer.

Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

gorgeous photos, Carol and sounds like an amazing trip! I would love to travel there one day!

Kathy Jo said...

Looks like a great vacation! Looks like Kristen is turning into a young lady (love her haircut). Starting to see the same thing in Emily this summer. Bitter sweet! Glad y'all had fun!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Carol thi is my first time in here and I just love evrything...such a gorgeous photos!!!!Sounds like an amazing trip!
You have a wonderful family !!!!
Kisses and huges from Brazil

Deanna said...

how FUN! Such great pics, and your girl looks SOOO grown up! Thanks for sharing! :)

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Awesome photos Carol! It makes me want to see it for myself. I think my DD would love it too!:)TFS!

Jess said...

What a great vacation! Those pictures are amazing! I definitely want to take a trip there soon.

Doralee said...

How fun, your photography is AMAZING! I almost feel like I'm there just looking at them.