Friday, May 25, 2012

Yellowstone!

Yesterday we went to Yellowstone National Park! I would have blogged about it last night but I had a bad migraine.

The entrance to the park:


Tintin by the GPS ("Turn right in 400 meters.... turn right.... TURN RIGHT!")


The landscape:





Tintin by the Beehive Geyser:


We saw Old Faithful erupt as well but we were on the wrong side and only saw steam. It wasn't very high. Beehive was cooler.

Buffalo:




"Hahahaha." My cousin said that the above buffalo looks like he would laugh like Santa Claus.

The highlight of Yellowstone was the waterfall/mini-grand canyon.

The waterfall started over here:


And wound around over here:




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Another picture of Tintin (he's having a good time! Although he wishes Captain Haddock and Snowy could have come along....)


There were lots of things like this next video... bubbling and gurgling. I thought my cousin in Canada would think it was funny! =D

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This hill was rising up out of Yellowstone:


I just HAD to take a picture of it because of Lord of the Rings. I'm reading The Fellowship of the Ring right now and as we're driving across the country my thoughts are bouncing between, "Man, God did a good job with that mountain!" and "Wow! That looks like the scene I just read in Lord of the Rings!"

From The Fellowship (Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin are in The Old Forest):

A heavy weight was settling steadily on Frodo's heart, and he regretted now with every step forward that he had ever thought of challenging the menace of the trees. He was, indeed, just about to stop and propose going back (if that was still possible), when things took a new turn. The path stopped climbing, and became for a while nearly level. The dark trees drew aside, and ahead they could see the path going almost straight forward. Before the,, but some distance off, there stood a green hill-top, treeless, rising like a bald head out of the encircling wood. The path seemed to be making directly for it.

The last stop in Yellowstone was the "Mud Volcano's." They weren't too impressive (perhaps because the steam coming from them made it hard to see), but the parking lot was! There were 4 buffalo in the parking lot examining the cars!


You can see frightened people hiding in the bathrooms. It was quite comical.


Today we passed through the city of Wall; home to Wall Drug.


I always like to see all the different signs leading up to the actual place. However, we didn't actually go into Wall Drug. We just stopped at Subway to eat lunch.

Now we are in Nebraska for my cousin's wedding!
We went out to eat with family tonight at Pizza Hut. Tintin came along.



Tomorrow Tintin and I are going to explore the lobby of the hotel.
Until then, goodnight!

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! It's my friends birthday today and I just wanted to let her know that I'm thinking about her! =D

2 comments:

  1. Again, more beautiful pictures! I love the one of the laughing bison- It does look as if it would sound like Santa xD

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  2. Abbey did not tell you she had to walk down a trail that dropped 700 ft to get to the waterfall... and then CLIMB BACK UP IT!

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