Saturday, September 19, 2009

Montana. . .

. . .where the men are men and the women are too. At least that is what I had been told. I didn't find that to be the case, but the least populated state (by area) did live up to every rumor of beauty, splendor, and scenic magnificence that I had heard.




All packed up and ready to go!



Potty break in the woods.



Buffalo!


Our first stop was Yellowstone. I had never been there before and decided that I could not, in good conscience, go another year without seeing it. I loved everything about it. The wildlife, the incredible views, the geysers. I think my favorite part was just how diverse it is. Around every corner was a completely new scene. It was wonderful. I can't wait to go back.
I love this sign at the entrance (that we went out of) that reads "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people".

This is Yellowstone falls. It was so magnificent, it looked fake. Really, it was amazing. They call this the grand canyon of Yellowstone. No wonder!



We brought our bikes along and were able to do a nice little ride in the park to a natural rock bridge. It was a perfect little bike ride, not too long, not too steep, not crowded, and of course, gorgeous!




I have almost a hundred pictures of these pools. There are millions of them, in all colors, sizes and temperature. The really blue one is 700 degrees. Yikes! They were so captivating and beautiful in that dangerous sort of way. Like a black widow. It was amazing to see our earth moving and changing right before our eyes! It made me feel very close to the planet and very aware at how minimal I am in comparison to the whole power of the earth. It was surprisingly humbling.


Stay tuned for Bozeman, bears, glacier, Whitefish and more!

7 comments:

Beth said...

How fun! I love the potty break picture. Yellowstone really is a beautiful place.

MONSON FAMILY said...

What a gorgeous place!!! Looks like you guys had a fun time!!

Rich, Britt, and Nate said...

Meg you guys are only around 5 hours from us when you get to Bozeman. we miss seeing you guys and hope everything is going well. Lily is getting so big I can't believe it.

Erin H. said...

I still remember the smell of the sulfer pots. But beautiful. I can't wait for the bears - Bring on the Bears!

Brooke said...

I love that place too, that's where we went for our honeymoon, I think we're about due for another visit!
I loved the potty break, you guys were so prepared :) Looks like fun, can't wait to see more!!
Did you camp?

Angi said...

This post has just about sold me, a devout NON-camper on a trip to the great northern frontier!

Claudia said...

Now I can't wait for next summer to do some hard-core camping! Looks like a fun trip. Thinking about that first picture--it's amazing how much stuff you have to take,especially with kids, huh? Love to see that Lily is holding "Singing in the Rain". A trip isn't a trip if it doesn't start out with a healthy dose of Gene Kelly!