Monday, August 15, 2016

Our Grand Adventure -- Part One!

     Well, we made it back from our trip!  For those of you who may not know, our family took a 20 day, 8,000+ mile road trip on a tour of the western part of the US. We drove the whole way in our new-to-us 15 passenger van.  Four kids, 8,000 miles, and no DVD player!  It's a miracle they survived! (They did get to play the occasional game of "Angry Birds" however.)

     We saw so much of the beautiful country God has blessed us with!  From the tops of the Rocky Mountains to the flat of the Great Plains there was so much to see.  I was amazed at how many different things there are to see in our country alone.  You could take a road trip every summer and not be able to see everything!  I will post a few of the many pics that we took so you can enjoy a mini "slide-show" of our trip!

The kids looking out the top of the St. Louis Arch.

Antelope.  Even Little Sister got good at spotting these!

One of the main animals to see on our checklist was a moose.  No male, but we saw this female early in our trip.

SNOW! In summer!!

We saw many bison in Yellowstone.  There were even a few babies!

Black bear in Yellowstone

Photo op at the mud pits!

Baby elk.  Cute!

We were so excited to be able to see a grizzly bear!  Or as Little Sister called them "grizz-el-ly bears"!

These colored pools at Yellowstone are my favorite things to see.  This is one is called Morning Glory Pool.

      Well, that was only part one of our trip!  This blog will have to be in two parts, I think.  Stay tuned for part two!  :)