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Sights of Yellowstone, Wyoming 2011

Look who joined us outside the house for breakfast. We saw this mother deer each morning and a couple of nights. She had twins the day we left.

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More bears!

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Bison

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Amazing canyon

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Dragon mouth pool. It sounded like a dragon roar. This geyser is in a cove and each time gasses came to the surface, they echoed off the cove wall. It was cool with the steam from the hot springs coming out.

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Some geyser I was too tired to remember.

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Gibbon Falls.

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One of my favorite things about Yellowstone are the hot pools. I vividly remember going to a book fair at school when I was in 5th grade. I had enough money for 1 book and I didn’t want a chapter book that I could check out of the library anytime. I wanted something cool that I would enjoy reading. I picked out a picture book of Yellowstone because I was astounded by the pictures of the colored pools and geysers. Now that I was seeing them in person, pictures just don’t do them justice.

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We found another lakeside restaurant for dinner. The clouds began rolling in deeper and deeper, but we still had a view. I enjoyed trout which is something I rarely get in Alabama.

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Those clouds brought in snow and sleet for the drive home. We passed a frozen lake, but it was too dark to get a good shot. For most of the 2 hour drive home, it felt like deep January. This is the winter wonderland I crave each winter.

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It was a long day full of things that I never dreamed I would see and I was surrounded by family who enjoyed my reactions. Most of them had been to Yellowstone before and said they enjoyed watching me seeing some things for the first time. I am very blessed to be a part of this family. 🙂

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Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)

Tuesday 28th of June 2011

Such beautiful pictures!! The bears would have scared me just a little, but they're really quite stunning, nonetheless. :D

It must have been so awesome to experience Yellowstone! :D