Visit #1: My Sister, Nieces and Mom
It was so great to have them out in June right when the weather was first warming up for the summer! I left work early, picked up Kaitlyn from school and we headed to the airport to get Jenny, Shelby, and Julie! Classic, I had put Kaitlyn in a pretty yellow dress to greet her cousins, and she had an accident at school, and ended up in a mis-matched outfit and hair all over the place when I picked her up! What are you gonna do, right? Not important! So here are some pics from picking them up at the Bozeman airport after two long flights from Nashville, TN!!!
The next day, Nana was flying in and got delayed, so we all went to the Dinosaur Park and had a picnic lunch there in Bozeman.
Here's us in the hot springs, or the warm pool, as Kaitlyn calls it, then there is also an extra hot pool that is too hot for kids, but oh so nice!
Here's a great picture of the view at Chico! It's kind of at the foothills of the mountains in the middle of nowhere- they do a lot of weddings here- beautiful!
Kaitlyn and the girls were fired up after dinner, dancing, singing, running wild, having a grand ole time! I think they were still up at 10pm!
We stayed there overnight, and headed into the park the next morning for a full day of adventure! Here's another view on our way in!
You could probably take 3-4 days, at least, to see ALL of Yellowstone, but we did the condensed 1 day version so we could spend some more time at home and in Bozeman. Here's Jenny and Shelby at the entrance!
This was one of the many animals we saw, which after much discussion, we deemed to be a female moose. We saw lots of bison too. And we had kind of a rare experience in that we saw 3 bears that day! This is really how it is, you are literally driving along, and you say, "Oh look, there's a moose right there (10 feet away)."
We saw Old Faithful erupt! Here's a pic, it is one of the most well known geysers in the world, not because it's the biggest, but the most reliable! Every 90 minutes or so... for us it was 2.5 hours, I think, it's not exact!
Ahhh yes, two very tired little girls! Snoozin away!
Justin took Julie and Kaitlyn on a couple bike rides in the chariot, which is always more fun with a buddy... and more work on dad, but totally worth it to hear all the giggling and carrying on!
One of my sister's favorite things we did was hike the "M" trail in Bozeman. Even Shelby did it! She did an excellent job, because it is a challenging hike, but so worth it! I'm so glad she came along, not something you get to see everyday! You can see for miles and it is beautiful!
On one of the hottest days, we went to the country club to swim! Everyone had a ball and we definitely enjoyed the non-humid summer weather! I think Kailtyn's favorite thing is to eat at the pool and have popcicles!
This is their last morning here before flying onto Vegas. Nana is spoon-feeding Kailtyn her Apple Jacks and spoiling her rotten!!! :) haha!
Stay tuned for Summer Recap- Part 2! Justin's family visit and the 4th of July...