Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Anniversary Trip: Yellowstone

This August 29th marked the first anniversary of our marriage. To celebrate a fabulous year as husband and wife, we spent a long weekend in Yellowstone, Grand Tetons National Park, and Jackson Hole,WY.
It was great to visit these places that I'd heard of since childhood.  One thing I love about living out west is the unlimited number of weekend trips, so many of which are a short 4 hour drive away - like this one.

Yellowstone National Park was beautiful. I'd love to go back again for some of the great hikes, but there is so much you can see just by driving through.

What they gave us at the entrance...
Got to love the imagery

Steam coming up from the earth.  A large portion of Yellowstone NP sits atop a caldera, or a cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption. It's what makes Yellowstone so incredible, housing half of earth's geothermal features in this one place. 

At Artist's Point


Ofcourse, we had to see Yellowstone's most famous geyser...
 Old Faithful

Literally boiling from the earth

Beautiful hydrothermal hot springs

And great wildlife too.

Yellowstone Lake

1 comment:

  1. Amazing, Julie! So glad you all are enjoying the beautiful West! Miss you!