Some miscellaneous thoughts to wrap up

While the time frame we chose for our trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone had some drawbacks (very cold, especially at night, snow hiking, lots of places not open yet or closed due to bear activity, etc) there were lots good things too:

  • We had the Tetons mostly to ourselves and Yellowstone wasn’t so crowded as to be unpleasant.
  • The water table was high and the rivers, waterfalls and geysers were full and spectacular
  • We got to see baby animals

The trip was a wonderful time to share together, mother and son.  It brought us back to another time and place when we spent precious time together, just we two.  So here are a few odd pictures to round out these posts.

Hiking in the snow: sometimes up to your knees, sometimes up to your hips, always exhausting. (“Hurry up, Ma.  Take the picture.  It’s cold!”)

Hey, did you bring the axe?  Plan B – Whacking firewood.

Random push ups while we wait for road construction (or pull-ups or handstand push-ups, depending on what opportunity presented itself)

Waterfalls (sometimes being able to get closer than normal because the trail is obscured by snow)

Point Sublime – which wasn’t all that special and not really worth hiking through all the snow.  But we had it all to ourselves.

The photographer doing his thing

In the category of odd things we passed along the road – lots of weird big stuff but this one took the prize.  We actually saw all three of these windmill arms go by on our trek home.  These windmills made us feel very small.

Clear star-studded nights – breathtaking.  Here is the first sliver of waxing crescent moon and Venus at dusk.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.  Psalm 19:1


2 Responses to “Some miscellaneous thoughts to wrap up”

  1. 1 sue June 7, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Gorgeous wonderful pictures. We spent a week in Glacier in early June when we were much younger and I remember the snow and the cold. There was no one around and I was very fearful of hiking deep into the woods due to all the warnings about grizzlies. You will have many many perfect memories of this trip….what a great idea.
    I’ll be waiting to hear about the next BIG EVENT.!!!

  2. 2 David June 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Nice Ma and James. Ma, where are the pictures of you doing handstand push-ups?

    We can’t wait to see the whole “album” when you get out here 🙂

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