Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer Vacation 2010! Part 2 - Montana

Yes, we took tons of pictures during our vacation. So much so that I had to break up the blog posts. But up in that part of the country, it's hard not to point and click at everything. Not to mention we just wanted to capture every moment of Bronwyn's first vacation and her sweet expressions.

Island Park, ID, is not far from the border of Montana, so we spent a lot of our vacation time in that state as well.

Ennis, Montana. A cute western town with a fun mainstreet made for a nice day trip from the cabin.

Bronwyn points at everything now. Right now I think it is precious, but hopefully she will outgrow that trait when she gets older.

Note the little cowboy boots on Bronwyn. They didn't stay on her feet long that day.

West Yellowstone. The entrance to Yellowstone Park. It is only about a 20 minute drive from the cabin so we went there quite a bit.
Our favorite stop was the Grizzly Bear and Wolf Museum/Park.

I love the way Bronwyn's eyes shine when she gets excited about something

Daddy and daughter posing together

I love how such simple things make her happiest, like playing with some pinecones on the side of the road.

One of the Grizzly Bears foraging for food.

The wolf pack in action
YELLOWSTONE! Of course this was the highlight of our trip to take the drive through the park and see the sights. We picked the busiest season of Yellowstone history to make our visit. . . It really was crowded but still so amazing.

Ryan at the Rainbow pots

At the Spasm Geyser

Hurray for Old Faithful!

Waiting for a herd of Buffalo to leisurely cross the road. . . .

Yes, this picture is real and not from a post card. Ryan took this awesome shot of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. It really is that gorgeous!

Lower falls of the Yellowstone river

Bronwyn's highlight of the day? To sit in the green patch of grass and pull up flowers, grass, rocks, sticks and pinecones.

We just can help but marvel at those first people to come upon Yellowstone and what they must have thought about such a crazy but awe-inspiring place. We surely enjoyed our drive through the park and we are already thinking of what we want to see on our next trip there.


Amanda said...

Looks so beautiful and green. I want to go back! It looks like you guys had a wonderful trip!

Lindsey Springfield said...

Glad you guys had a good time. Such great pics! I love little B, she's too cute for words.