Thursday, September 6, 2012

Great Trek 2012: part III, Yellowstone

I guess since we're all getting old it was time to start family reunions with just our clan.
That's a weird transition...I have a kid...who has cousins.

Since I was already in Utah, I hitched a ride to Yellowstone with Mom and Shane.
Curt drove the Explorer from Michigan and met us there.
I had never been up to Yellowstone and I really enjoyed it.
Besides a little rain just as we got there, the weather was clear and the temperatures were beautiful.
I took literally over 1,000 pictures...and I whittled them down the best I could...but be aware that there are still a lot that I want to share.

We carried Des a lot in the backpack carrier that Mom carried us in when we were little.

One of the best parts of camping is the camp fire.  Natural gathering place.

We took a family trek out to Old Faithful.  It was neat, but it was probably my least favorite "attraction" of the park because of the wait and the crowds.

Hang out time with family was the best.

Des was happy as long as he had "balls" (rocks) to throw.  Luckily he was usually OK at not throwing at people or things.  Nevertheless, camping with a toddler is kind of exhausting, we needed a leash.

Glad Grandma Losee was able to come up.

Our campsite was surrounded by this dropoff down to the lake, which made for some pretty views.
Poor Des took a hard face plant and split his chin.  Luckily Jann had brought some steri-strips...he was not going to leave band-aids in place.
The discovery of juice boxes happened on this trip, they are loved.
A big group of us headed down to the lake for an afternoon excursion.
The water was very chilly.
But the beach was made up of some really neat rocks.

Jann continued the Losee tradition of having the kids "fish" for prizes. 


Most pitched in a bit, but Mom kept the whole thing running smoothly by working really hard.

What's camping without getting a little dirty, right?

Great success.
And now we definitely need to plan more get togethers like it.

1 comment:

Sharee said...

What a FUN trip and so many great pictures! You really are so gifted at taking pictures. Maybe we should do a Topham/Losee reunion??? Just throwing it out there because I would have LOVED to have spent a week with you guys!

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