Sunday, August 07, 2005

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Had a blast in Idaho. It's not as potato grow'in as I thought it would be. The cabin was actually 5 miles west of Yellowstone, so it was beautiful. To see pictures of the trip, click here. Following Rachel's example in a past posting, I've decided to create a list to sum up the trip:
  • Hail storm on the drive up caused extensive dents in the radiator. Gracie slept through it.
  • Used my laptop to play movies for Gracie on the drive. She watched Baby Einstein at least 20 times. That's just on the way up.
  • Not quite sure what the attraction is. Basically they play Bach & do a slideshow of toys. For some reason it's better than actually playing.
  • Saw the following animals: grizzly bears, black bears, bison, elk, deer, marmots, beavers, chipmunks, and a bald eagle.
  • Most days, GracieGirl woke up at 5:45, which is 4:45 Cali time.
  • Drove all the way to Jackson Hole, Wy - after spending two days in the car driving to Idaho. Cool town & beautiful drive, but too much car-time.
  • Randy, Gracie & I rode the quads to Montana. Got caught in a hailstorm (no jackets) on the way back. Had to hide out under a bridge. Came home absolutely soaked. One of the best adventures of my life. There is no one I'd rather be stuck in a hail storm with than those two. Gracie slept thought most of that too.
  • Took a bath in B & J's spa tub every night - that's living!
  • Gracie ate a roasted marshmallow & freaked out when her fingers got sticky.
  • Saw a bunch of Mormon kids perform "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Quite cute. If you check out their site, read the actor's bios.
  • Saw bears packed in like sardines at Yellowstone Bear World. Neat to see up close, but a little disturbing.
  • Also went to their petting zoo. Gracie patted a potbellied pig, a sheep, a goat, a baby moose, an elk & a deer.
  • Saw grizzly bears & wolves in a much more natural habitat in Yellowstone's Grizzly Bear & Wolf Discovery Center. We even got to see the wolves group together & howl. Pretty spine-tingling.
  • Moved Rusty & Joy into their new home. Nice place. Makes me want to be living in anything bigger than a shoebox - can't wait!
  • The "cabin" was beautiful. Randy snagged my camera & took tons of pictures of it.
  • Stayed in a hotel in St.George specifically because they advertised in room internet access. I was so excited to be able to blog on vacation! Turned out you could use their computer in their lobby.
So glad to be home. We had a fantastic time. Thank you to the inlaws for having us in their humble cabin. Thank you to Randy for bringing us home safely. Thank you God for bringing us home safely. If it's ok with you, next time I'll be flying. xoxo


At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Janet said...

Such cute photos. Sounds like fun!

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Rachael said...

Welcome HOme! We missed you!

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Malia said...

Well, if you ask me, one hail storm is one too many. I would have flipped out!! Glad you made it safely home.


At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Heather said...

I'm glad that you had such a fun and eventful trip. So sorry to hear about the EARLY a.m. wake-up calls...that's so hard! Can't wait to catch up with you. Will call soon!


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