Friday, August 16, 2013

Yellowstone National Park Day 1.

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First I want to start off by saying that Yellowstone Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. (Actually it is the MOST beautiful, I love it there). Jacob and I had a wonderful time and I'm so glad that we were able to travel up there!! 

We started off our first day sitting by the fire with fire warmed cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate (yummy!)...and then it started raining (blah!) It rained pretty much all morning but finally stopped around 1:00 (thank the Lord!). While it was raining though we had the opportunity to go check out a lot of the geysers, caldrons, and springs! They were so cool, but pictures just don't do them justice, luckily I took some videos of them to be able to show my family! While driving to this area of the park we saw our first buffalo! Those things are massive!! We were so excited to see it and we were so close that while I was taking a picture (inside the car with my window down) it snorted and I felt it's breath on my arm! Scary but cool!

After that we headed to the Yellowstone Grand Canyon, (it is what most of the pictures above are of). It was just breathtaking and in my opinion even more beautiful then the Grand Canyon. It had a beautiful waterfall and river going down the middle, I loved it! We hiked to the very bottom of the waterfall (over 200 stairs, pretty scary, but so worth it!)  and then we went and viewed the crest of the waterfall which was amazing! There was a beautiful rainbow at the bottom (1st picture). I was in love!!!

Then we found a store because curly hair and rain does not make a good match! I got my bangs and hair straightened up...(haha I'm such a girl). And while there we ran into this monstrous stuffed moose! I had (well I still have him) a stuffed moose named Melvin when I was little whom I absolutely loved so I had to take a picture with the big Melvin! :) 

After that we went by a quiet stream and just laid around and relaxed with each other, it was nice and peaceful. After that we headed over to see Old Faithful. It was such a cool thing to see, I'm so glad we had the opportunity. (A picture of it below the Old Faithful sign photo!)

That night we roasted marshmallows by the fire, then ate soup while star gazing. The night sky there is unbelievable. It's so gorgeous, I was obsessed, hundreds and hundreds of stars. I also saw the biggest shooting star I've ever seen and finally got to see the Milky Way. SO BEAUTIFUL!! I wish I could have taken a gazillion pictures of it.

So there is Day 1 of our trip in a nutshell! I can't wait to share the rest of our trip with yall!


  1. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

  2. These pictures are great. You look great.