Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yellowstone in Winter

Just a quick note while waiting for the pie to come out of the oven. We're having pizzas and pie because the twins are learning about fractions and there's nothing better to teach fractions than cooking and pies.

While I am waiting though, I thought I'd send a few pictures your way of my birthday trip to Yellowstone. Yellowstone in winter is the coolest (literally) place on earth. We got to see Old Faithful go off at 12:02 a.m. New Years Eve ( Day, really). It was an amazing way to start the new decade.

We rode snowcats, went hiking in the snow, saw amazing animals and geysers in over 2 feet of snow. It was one of the most magical things we have ever done. God's handiwork was evidenced in everything we saw and did. I think everyone should do it at least once. If you think summer is amazing in Yellowstone, winter is equally and perhaps more mind boggling. It's also a much more private and meditative place in winter. No big lines or crowds, except when the snowmobile tours roar in at lunchtime, and you can hike and see only a handful of other people which makes it really special. There is no t.v., no computers, no real phones so we played games and read books and thoroughly enjoyed our time together.

The kids also got their Jr. Ranger Yellowstone in winter badge - they have the summer badge but not many get the winter badge! Oh and I am sooooo counting this as school!



  1. pie and pizza?!!!! can i come over? happy birthday to my beautiful (inside and out) cousin. xo

  2. Great photos. I would never have thought about vacationing in Yellowstone in the winter but it looks and sounds great! We live in ND so we usually like to go somewhere warm if we vacation in the winter.


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