Thursday, July 3, 2008

Yellowstone and the Tetons

So, to continue where I left off the following day after the Badlands we headed to Wyoming to go see Yellowstone. It was beautiful just as we expected! When we first entered the park we were surrounded by all of these trees that were burned in a recent fire. We are talking about thousands of acres here! It was sad to see God's nature destroyed! I came to find out later through a salesperson that most of the fires are started by lightening and that they don't stop the fires or even try to contain them. When I asked her why she told me that it was healthy for the forest to clear out the big trees and let smaller brush grow back. Interesting but totally made sense. If you look behind Curtis and Ben you can see the dead trees.

Because there was no ground cover we didn't see any animals until we left all of the burned trees. It didn't take long though before we spotted our first wild animal which just happened to be one of the biggest animals in the park, the Buffalo. He was laying down by the side of the road all by himself, perfect picture opportunity!
I won't show you pictures of all of the animals that we saw but we also saw deer, a coyote, more buffalo, elk, a pelican, and a mommy moose with her calf! My favorite part of Yellow Stone was that I got to see extremely up close Buffalo herds crossing the road and the right in front of me!! I took a 4 minute video of it but I can't figure out how to upload it so you will just have to ask me for it!

Next stop was the Grand Tetons National Park This was Curtis' favorite stop on the trip! And I must admit that they were amazing! These grand mountains seem to go right into the water!

It was simply beautiful! Well, I guess that will do it for this post. I just realized that I haven't posted any pictures of the road trip and Ohio itself so, I guess that will have to be my next post....until then.....


Rachael said...

Welcome home! Don't you just love Yellowstone! I sure do. But I'm a bit jealous...We didn't get to see a moose! Oh well, we saw a lot of other great animals. And I agree those mountains look beautiful.:) Rachael R.

Bekah said...


Thanks for leaving a comment FINALLY!!! It figures that you would leave a comment AFTER you leave my small group!!!