Thursday: Yellowstone - The animals were out...

We saw buffalo just about everywhere this year in the park. We were stopped by them MANY times. :)The plan was to go to Old Faithful and the hot pots today.Me, Chris and Mom waiting for everyone to get there. (These rockers were comfy but $575! WHOA!)This is on the trail to Morning Glory. The calfs were hopping and chasing each other all over! They were so cute.Caitlin didn't want to ride in her stroller... but, she didn't want to walk either. :D This is when it was my turn to carry her.This is her mom, Christina. She took her turn too! What a cute grin.Daniel and Erin at Morning GloryMorning GloryChris, Kelin, Mom, Me and RachelCaitlin, Christina, Whitney and KelinMe and DerrickThese are female big horn sheep with their babies. They were fun to watch climb the cliffsEveryone said the place to see the animals is Lamar Valley. Sure enough, we saw almost everything we wanted to see there. Here is a coyote.A big horn sheep This is my favorite. We were driving and there was a bunch of cars looking at something. We stopped and got out to walk to the other side of the hill to see what they were watching and right as I got it in view people ran to their cars and I saw a black bear coming towards the road. I yelled for everyone to get back in the car and Chris just stood there. I told him to come on and he said "he stopped" so I headed back to take pictures but told Derrick to pull up so I could get in quicker if he ran toward us. He came to the side of the road and Chris and I stood in the middle od the lane taking pictures of him. He was only 10 or 15 feet away. Everyone on the other end was yelling "Get in your car morons!" and stuff like that. We got some AWESOME pictures though. I think he must have been scared of us because he just sat and watched us and then as soon as we got into the car he ran across the road and over the hill as quick as he could and was gone. It was one of the highlights of our trip! :DSome more buffalo friends. The calves were so cute!Here is a wolf. They had killed something that morning and this one was guarding the kill while the others would take trips hauling it to their den. It was actually pretty far off the road and kind of hard to see but was still really cool! We had dinner at an overpriced resteraunt in Montana and then headed back towards the cabin hoping to make it before the closures for construction. We saw another black bear close to the road but didn't have time to stop. We didn't make it and had to go all the way around the east part of the loop and arounf the lower loop to get out of the park. We didn't get home until around 1:30 am! It was worth it though for the animals we got to see!


  1. What an amazing trip--looks like you guys had a great time. We're also glad to know that the baby's doing well. That's such good news!

  2. The pic of you and Caitlin is ADORABLE! I love it!! Thanks for the support on the weightloss front. :-) Josh and I just did phase one of the Atkins diet. I really don't like the Atkins diet and there is NO way I could cut out carbs permanently, but doing it for only two weeks is a GREAT jumpstart and just what I needed!! :-)