Friday, August 14, 2009

vacation part II - Yellowstone

We all headed up to Island Park to stay in a cabin and visit Yellowstone for a few days. It was a fun week - fishing, floating the river, eating lots of food, seeing the natural wonders and animals of Yellowstone, and after, spending a couple of days in Rexburg for the International Folk Dance Festival.






Finally - are you ready for this? This was the most exciting moment of our Yellowstone visit. Ryan was videoing, and he wasn't even zoomed in - we were actually this close. It came even closer to us actually, but Ryan came to his senses and moved the car to get out of the way and stopped videoing. It probably got within 15 feet of us , and wound up crossing the road right where our car had been.

video

After this encounter, we drove a little ways down the road in Lamar Valley, and ran into a herd of buffalo, then a herd of antelope, then another herd of buffalo. We also saw several herds of elk while we were in the park.

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures of Yellowstone! Can't believe the bear came that close!

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  2. It's gorgeous there! Looks like it was a ton of fun!! yay for a month off school, I'm sure that was nice!!

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  3. Thanks, Sarah!! Good luck to Ryan as well! Hope you guys are doing good!

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