Saturday, August 28, 2010


This summer has been filled with lots of vacations. One of those vacations was Yellowstone. We spent two days and two nights (some spent three). I had a lot of fun camping (even with the risk of getting eaten by bears!), and the girls loved it too! This was their first time camping. We went to Yellowstone with the Jaggi clan... cousins and all! It was really nice spending family time in a totally different setting than normal (normal would be sitting at someones house chatting and trying to keep the kids entertained). Brace yourselves for a TON of pictures. Here we go!

Cooking dinner around the nice warm fire. We were very fortunate that both Jake and Richard brought wood. Lucky us!

Apparently Maddie wanted to climb the tree.

All of the kids rode on shoulders a good portion of the time.

They rode on shoulders even on our hike. It wasn't a stroll through the park either. It was a climb to the top of a mountain, and around and back down.

View of Old Faithful from our hike.

Waterfall on our hike.

We came across a big herd of buffalo and had to have a photo op. The girls were pretty nervous.

Close up of a little cluster along the Yellowstone Lake

Check out Maddie's new Yellowstone shirt. She LOVES it! It sparkles too!

Grandpa Scott and Maddie checking out the baby fish.

Papa and the girls checking out the baby fish.

The baby fish. Cutthroat.

This extremely gigantic buffalo decided to walk right in front of us. It was very scary.

Maddie keeping an eye out for bears!

They never did find any.

The falls. Not sure if this is the upper or lower falls, but VERY impressive!

Passing the time.

Tree hugger.

This picture cracks me up. The boys are playing in the water getting wet and dirty, and the girls standing back watching and giggling.

He looks like he's feelin' good.

I am very impressed by Mother Nature!


Lena Phillips said...

I really love all of the pictures. To me pictures are what make the blog. It's fun to see your perspective of all of the same things. We had a great time and loved getting to spend it with you guys!

Brandi Schall said...

What a fun family vacation, camping can be so fun. I love the picture of Maddie and Sierra by the waterfall--the look on Maddie's face is so cute. And the pictures of looking for bears with binoculars.

Can't wait to see you guys again next month!

Deb said...

What a fun camping trip! We used to go to Yellowstone for family reunions.