Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Island Park and Yellowstone National Park

We went away for a couple of days last week! It was nice to get away! We left thursday around 5pm and got to Island park around 9. We had a fun time around the fire, talking with our friends Rich and Joni.

Friday morning, we went on a small hike with the kids. It was a 2 mile flat hike but Zack had a hard time at the end... His legs were tired! Then we went back to the cabin and had tinfoil dinners! Yummy! reminded me of girls camp! After lunch we went rafting on the lazy river. It was very beautiful. Very shallow by moments, but also so very clear! You could see the trout in there! THe kids had a ball! Joseph got picked on a lot by Kylie, Kelsie, Chelsea and Kambree. Rather funny... I did come to his rescue though!

After we got back, we packed a picnic and we headed for Yellowstone. SOOOOO PRETTY! It was my first time and I loved it! We were lucky enough to see a black bear (very well) and a grizzly bear (through a nice lady's scope)! We had good laughs!

WE got back to the cabin late, but it was worth the fun! That night Joseph got sick. I think it was a heat stroke. Kylie saved us! I woke her up to see if she could wake up her dad for a blessing. My knocks having produced no result. Bishop got up and gave Joseph a blessing at 2:30 am. Then, Joseph finally stopped shivering and got some restfull sleep. When he woke up saturday morning, he still had the remnants of a headache, but he was feeling a lot better.

Saturday we mostly chilled around the cabin. THe kids were having so much fun just being outside. Samuel was in heaven! He was dirty and he did not care! He was outside and no one was telling him to go inside!

The kids had their first experience with a bibi gun They thought is was cool We had a great lunch of grilled chicken in a very yummy marinade! After that, we started to clean up and pack. We Had so much fun though! !

Thanks Swanson family! We had a great time!


emily said...

How fun! It looks beautiful there. I've never been but it looks like a lot of fun.

Lauralee said...

Oh that looks so fun!

Mary said...

Look like you had a lot of fun. I'm happy for you.

Jenn said...

Nice pictures! I love Island Park.... and Yellowstone! We had a family reunion up there two years ago in a big cabin. SOOO pretty.