Sunday, January 4, 2009

Yellowstone when it's freaking cold!

Todd and I just came home from our jaunt up to Yellowstone. Although nothing good happens in January, in my opinion - it was still stunningly beautiful.

The back side of the Tetons.

In some areas, the roads were sheer ice.

We love the town of West Yellowstone. Yes, indeed!


Todd wants one of these.

Yeah - it was cold.


The view from our hotel window - where it was nice and warm.


We liked how the sun hit the mountain as it was setting.


What? How did Creature the Cat's picture get in here?
Oh well - doesn't he look cuddly and snuggly and warm?



20 comments:

Anonymous said...

My wfe did't mention that we actually got up to go for a long walk. Then we looked at the car temp at negative 16 deg F but tried to rough it anyway. We made it to the other side of the motel (about a half block) when our nostrils were frozen and our eyelashes curled, downward no doubt - dang annoying to drive home with inverted eyelashes. We ended our walk and I decided to get some gas line anti-freeze just in case our fuel decided to freeze and leave us stranded. It wouldn't have been pleasant to explain to Jodi that the fuel addative that would have saved us was only $3 while we sit at the side of the road freezing to death. I say that was a lifesaving step on my part that goes unnoticed. I really believe I saved our lives but she doesn't notice when I do something right. Just the wrong stuff from years earlier come back to haunt me from the catacombs of her memory J/K. Actually, she does a great job of remembering the good stuff too. Jodi is the BEST!

Todd

DesertHen said...

What beautiful photos!! Stunning! Sounds like you had a great weekend and I'm so happy you made it home without the fuel line freezing up...Todd gets kudos for looking out for you...=)

Your kitty looks so cute. We have two cats that love to lay on top of the heater vents....it is so funny to see their fur stand up when the heat comes on.

McEwens said...

BURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Hey I want one of those too!!!! Glad you had a great trip! Welcome home!

Brian said...

i will concede that the stupid cat looks cuddly but i do not think it looks snuggly. Also i'm not sure those are real words.

Cabin Fever said...

You guys have some great adventures, but I think Creature the Cat has the right idea! Snuggly is my favorite word, Brian.

Tammy said...

Incredible photos!!! I love hubby's commentary!!! Glad you're safe and warm!!!

Anonymous said...

To Desert Hen;

The cats looks so cute with his fur being sucked into the vent. I just have to change the filter more often Thanks to that darn cat.

Hubby

Cynthia said...

You two are always doing fun stuff! Though, in all honesty, I'd be more jealous if you had gone south rather than north. I can't imagine how cold that was! DANG!

Sher said...

These pics are gorgeous! I've only ever been to Yellowstone in the summer.

Michelle said...

Love love LOVE the photos JLW!! I'm SOOOOOO jealous you got to go up there. Not so much of the temps but I think it'd be fun regardless. And I even love the picture of Creature.. You are the crazy cat lady of your neighborhood.. you know that, right?

Redhoodoos said...

Yes. I know. Sigh.

lol.

Carrie said...

Yes, it is freezing in this part of the world! Stop by sometime when you're coming through. We can always offer a nice cup of hot cocoa to warm you up! And we probably have some antifreeze lying around too.

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Tink said...

Kudos to Todd on his lifesaving efforts by buying Antifreeze! Ha. Wow, the weather reminded me of my days growing up in good ole Nebraska! Beautiful pictures. I'm glad you had a wonderful time!

da Bergs said...

BEAUTIFUL! But, DANG cold! TOO cold for me!!!

Mechelle said...

I have spent lots of summers up there, but never a winter. It is beautiful. We have a lot of the same around here. I love it, but it is cold. m

PS
It would not be a post from you if your cat was not in it, Right? ;0)

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

Sadly I have never been to Yellowstone. It seem odd since i have lived relatively close at many points in my life ! It looks beautiful, I do believe that my husband would also want a big snow vehicle like that. It just looks fun.

Merrianne said...

those pics look so cold & beautiful. love the bus on skis thingy.... cool!

and your cat is sooooooooo cute!!!!!!!! my cat would be in love ♥--that is, if your cat is a girl??

....well...unless my cat is gay.....


eew...
i dont want to think about that.

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Tink said...

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