Wednesday, July 15, 2009

so long, farewell...


Yesterday we took WB into Yellowstone. For those of you who have never been, I have 2 things to say: first, go. Find a way and just go. Second, if you try to do it all in a day, be prepared to be exhausted at the end. But a happy exhausted, because it is a very cool trip. My favorite is Excelsior Gyser, most likely for the brilliant teal and turquoise colors. Do it in a day, do it in a week, but just do it.

We had dinner in West Yellowstone. Now, it is important to note that West Yellowstone (the Montana town, not a part of the National Park) is only about 15 miles from Idaho. Spitting distance... so why did this sit down resturaunt serve me mashed potatoes FROM A BOX???? Seriously people, you should have more pride than that.


So what do good road warriors do in such a situation? They head to Idaho to buy a bag of chips. We stopped at the state line, right behind another family and before a third family doing the same. We, however, proceeded the 4 miles into Island Park, Idaho to buy our snacks and at least spend a bit of our traveling dollars in their state.

Today the kids and dad's floated the Madison while the mom's and baby did a bit of scrapbooking. We ended the day with a neighborhood retelling of The Tempest, adapted by Cousin O himself. It was a fun little evening and a nice chance to meet the neighbors before we head back east, to home, and the people with whom we share our lives. We'll be headed back to Bozeman in June of 2011 for WB's final class, and I'm sure we'll have as great a time then as we did this round, but man, am I ready for the East Coast again.

5 comments:

Weather Boy said...

It's been a helluva trip, which has provided me a new second-favorite state. Montana makes me happy.

Amity said...

Buotte is there soon, I think....Montana....

East Coast misses y'all!!

Meg said...

Are we still playing the game? Because your post title is from Sound of Music!

Beth said...

Your trip sounds like it has been great, hope there are more reflections after you get back. I worked at Old Faithful Lodge as a housekeeper my first summer out of high school in 1977--before the fire. Have been back to Yellowstone many times since as they trees regrew and the park recovered. It is one of my favorite spots.

rach :) said...

Meg-- Of course we're playing! I think I'll give you a shot of Old Faithful being faithful!

I''m sure there will be more reflection as time passes...

And yes, K is close by, but we weren't close enough to hook up. Laurie S was also coming into town as we were leaving...