Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ya Yellowstone!

So when I woke up we were at Yellowstone National Park's gates. Erin was paying and the gate guy said that it was snowing but it should be fine when we got father into the park. There was no snow outside of the park so Erin said it shouldn't be too bad inside. We gave D.J. the camera and we were off! I really wanted to see all the cool things. The second we were in the park it was a blizzard. There was 8 feet of snow on either side of the road. And then there was a bison coming right at us! I don't want to play chicken with a bison! But he walked by and D.J. got his first (and last) shot off. Nice Buffalo but D.J.

See what happens when DJ runs the camera?

Pretty soon Erin stopped and said we were at our first "attraction." We hoped out of the car and saw this big pit of bubbling stuff. It looked gross. I went back in the car. I didn't want to get pushed in by any of the other sheep.

I rode in a car for how long to see this pool of bubbling...what is this?

Then Erin drove for a long time and found out the road was closed. Apparently the park was particularly closed. We followed our path back and then Erin stopped again. This waterfall was really cool but kind of gross looking. We must have came during the gross season.

Ooo...this is Gibson Falls the sign says. Let's go over it in an raft.

The weather was getting bad but we insisted that we see Old Faithful! So Erin said she would keep driving. And then finally we found it. But it was really wet and snowy. And we didn't know when Old Faithful would blow. So I stayed in the car and sent the other sheep to investigate.

We found it! But its late and snowing. :( But we found it!

Good thing too. DJ and Chris were really wet. Erin said it was too late and too bad out to drive out. So we got snowed in at Old Faithful. Erin had to fork over a small fortune so we could sleep at this hotel right next to the geyser. I got to relax in the nice warm bed while DJ and Chris dried off.

Ew...Erin's shoes smells...let's find higher ground.

Ok, this is better. But now my tummy is getting a little warm.

The next day was beautiful! The snow was covering everything and starting to melt. It was so pretty. Then we saw Faithful blow and on our way.

The Earth is sneezing! Take cover, take cover!!!!

We all were getting a little excited and bouncy in the car. We got to see Old Faithful and next we were going to the sulfur flats. Erin told us to behave but we just couldn't. So then Erin stopped the car AGAIN! She did that a lot to watch foxes and bisons and other things. She told us to get out and read the sign. So we did. And then she told us to behave because if we didn't we would go cliff diving. DJ said that it might be fun but then saw Erin's look. And it wasn't a "This will be fun" look. We were scared. Apparently, they have a lot of unruly sheep in Yellowstone. We behaved after that. But we were still really excited.

We promise to behave! Don't make us go there!

Finally we got to the last spot. We piled out of the car and then ran back in. It was really smelly. Erin said it would be ok. So we got back out. We got our pictures taken and then ran back in the car. Erin can't find the picture now. I think they spontaneously exploded from the smell. But it was really cool.

Ok, we were in this picture I swear. This is scary.

Ok and now we are off on our last leg of our trip to Seattle! I'm having so much fun. I never get to go anywhere and now I get to go everywhere. Blog back soon!


John said...

What... No bighorned cousins at Yellowstone?

Erin said...

I think they were all visiting Sheepeater Cliff.

Beth said...

I thought I saw you guys in that last picture there, but apparently it is some sheep looking snow.

Erin said...

I was sure I got a picture of the sheep at the last location. But I can't find it anywhere. Very odd.

Justin said...

So Jesse did you compare rear's with the Bison. It couldn't have been that much bigger.

Erin said...

Sure, now Jesse is crying on the scale. Thanks a lot. You know how weird a sheep looks when they cry? The wool shrinks up and then hurts and then the poor sheep cries harder. Evil cycle.