Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Home again

Since school has started, I'm finding it a lot more difficult to get access to the computer. I mean, my children act as if their homework is more important than my blogging! ;)

Todd and I went on another excursion to Yellowstone. It will probably be the last time for a while. It was crowded, cold, rainy, we noticed few animals, but it was WONDERFUL!

We went on a drive to the top of a mountain near Island Park. We go to Island Park (near Yellowstone) several times a year but we had never explored the backcountry to the west.















The top of the mountain was shrouded in fog. The cool air was so inviting.
















Every winding turn showed us something new.


Todd and I had a wonderful conversation and actually kicked around the idea of moving to the Yellowstone area after Larissa graduates high school in four years. Who knows?!
















On our way home, we stopped at this gas station in Ashton, Idaho.



I really didn't think the trip could get any better. But it soooo did.







THEY SELL MY CUPS! Remember my obsession over a cup? (Read cup post here).


And I stocked up on even more of these babies.

Aren't they beautiful?










And while picking up the girls from their mom's house on the way home, I got to hold these little cuties.





A great weekend, indeed. And I think we're done traveling for a while. Maybe life can get back to normal again! (Ha!)

21 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

Love the cup addiction. Lil Sis and I have issues when it comes to cups too. When we eat out we love a place that has clear plastic cups with clear lids and clear straws. We would go out of our way to get a drink at the mall like this. It just tastes so cool and refreshing...LOL!

McEwens said...

ROF!!! Oh red, so glad you found your cups! I love the pictures and the midsts....

Maybe it is time to get another computer, I mean I wouldnt want you to miss out on blogging cause of homework... what are they thinking!

Jan said...

What a nice getaway. How fun. I love Yellowstone. And you found your cups their in Idaho. How funny. I love that you took a picture of them too. You are a loyal fan of the cup.

Those kitties are so cute. I am jealous. Move here in WA. That is where you really need to be :)

kitchenditcher said...

I am work this morning and no one is here yet so I am goofing off and blogging until the other gals get in and I SO HAVE ONE OF THOSE CUPS ON MY DESK!!! I'll be thinking of you all day!

I love Yellowstone. Hubby loves Jackson Hole.

The pics were so cool. I loved the mist.

Thanks for starting my morning off on a natural high!!

"Q" Tips, "K"razy fun and daily "L"ife said...

I love that you guys get to travel so much and have such great adventures. The pictures are beautiful, the mists always make me feel a bit eery but it is so cool.

da Bergs said...

I love the fog!!! It looks so... out of a movie!!! I bet you had a great time! AND, you crack me up on the cups!!! Glad you are back!

The Despain Gang said...

It looks so peaceful; and, how much better can it get with four adorable little kittens to end it off with. I love kittens!
-Melissa

Mother Goose said...

Those kittens are so cute!!! OHH be still my heart! If only Mr. Incredible and children were not so deathly allergic to those little guys! I tried to sneak one in our house in one room only, and it was a definite NO GO! I tried to play that it was just psychological, sadly it was the real deal!

I love yellowstone! and you are too funny about those cups! I can only imagine your excitement!

linda said...

There are those cups again...cute!!

I've never been to Yellowstone, I know can you believe it!?! I need to see it someday...truly!

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

Those are really cute kitties. I bet they are fluffy and soft and all that stuff. How fun are they to have? Thanks for sharing and great pictures by the way.
Bye bye.♥☺♥

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

I just remebered to say something. Those cups are really cool.
Bye bye.♥☺♥

Michelle said...

Wow that's so awesome that you guys took a weekend to get up to Yellowstone! We just got back today from our trip up there! You'll have to check out my blog for photos.. I'm still working on laundry at the moment but as soon as I get a free minute I'll put some on there. We saw wolves!! And a black bear!! And lots more. It was magical. That's all there is to it!

Redhoodoos said...

MCF - I kept looking out for your car and was hoping to see you! You saw wolves and a black bear? Okay, it may be a while before I can speak with you again! ;)

Tell me details, chickie. Where did you see the animals?

Tammy said...

What do you mean "get back to normal"? I thought this was normal!! Congrats on finding more cups!!!!

Frumpy Luv said...

Do I need to talk to the kids until they get their priorities straight????? Love that you got the cups - love that you two are so outdoorsy!!! Glad you are back!

Mechelle said...

Frump is right, what are you doing? These kids should be playing mindless video games instead of doing their homework. Miss you! m

Lisa said...

I feel your "sharing computer pain"-children can be so cruel. I love how you guys do lots of road trips. And those kitties--how yummy they are! And I also have a question from looking at Kitchen Ditchers blog--does your sister really have an outhouse? Where does she live? And I'm thinking while you were collecting cups maybe Todd hopped on over to Missoula and stole that ATM!

MERRIANNE said...

I love those pictures!! i NEED to go see the WEST for myself!!!

one day....i will!!!

and those cups are COOL! i have never seen them before!!!! I SWEAR we are the LAST place to get anything cool!!!

and those kitties are adorable!!

MEOW!!

Pink Ink said...

Beautiful photos. I love foggy places. Seldom happens here in the desert.

The Motherboard said...

I have never been to Island Park. I can see that I have been missing something amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

We saw wolves frolicking on the bank of a river in Lamar Valley right across from the Ranger Station. Some nice people let us borrow their binoculars so we could see up close. We saw the bear on the way up to Tower Falls just sitting off the side of the road eating some foliage. I definitely need to get the photos on my blog.. Maybe tonight.