Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yellowstone highlights

Yellowstone National Park is a magical place for me. It is one of a few places in the world that I could go back to you again and again and never get tired of going there. Disney World, Shenandoah National Park and Cape Hatteras also come to mind as places I could visit a 100 times.

There is something amazing and intangible about Yellowstone that just affects your whole attitude. Even during snow or rain, you feel closer to the creation and somehow a bit more human.

We love spotting wildlife and Yellowstone, and our family had several first-time spottings during the our visit to the park. This is the list of animals we saw there, with first-timer spottings on this trip in bold.

Grizzly Bear

Moose and baby




Bighorn Sheep and babies


Mule Deer

Bald Eagle

Yellow-bellied Marmot

Uinta Ground Squirrel



Clark’s Nutcracker

Grey Jay


Canada Goose


Greater Scaup


White Pelican

Chipping Sparrow

Green-tailed Towhee



Sage Thrush

Mountain Bluebird

We all really enjoyed the geysers, mudpots, hot springs, mineral pools, sulfur pits and other volcanic activities. The colors, smells and sounds were just what boys love! We had so many pictures from our five days there that we made a highlight video set to classical music. Be sure to check it out as well as the video of the mama moose with her baby.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, My name is Sara Park. My family is a lot like yours in that we have 5 boys as well (the youngest 2 are adopted from Russia), and we homeschool all of them. We are in a eminant domain situation with our house and are finding that we have little options as far as getting into another house. We are not exactly sure that we want to though. We have been researching full-time Rving for a long time now and absolutely love the idea of it, and we also feel like it would be a great fit for our family. Our major issue with it of course is money. Would you mind sharing your budget with us and how you make money while on the road. Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    Please e-mail us at parkjsibe@sbcglobal.net To find out more about our family you can also check out our adoption blog at parkadoption.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Sara


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