July 14, 15 & 16
July 13 -- An addition -- We had a fire and made S'mores.
July 14 - A little shout out to Dave's Dad -- our Poppy-- Happy Birthday!!
Today we were treated to a float down the Yellowstone River with the Brown family from Bozeman- Darren, Pam, Annabelle, and Larkin. Thank you so much to Darren & Pam for a great day!!
The Yellowstone River was running high and fast from late snow melt so it was great to just cruise along with the current. Some mini rapids made the kids happy, but not good for fishing.
Dave, Ian, Annabelle, and Darren were in the first boat.
Pam was nice enough to take a picture of me on the river.
After a four hour float, we went to Chico Hot Springs to get warm and relax with friends.
Larkin, Annabelle, Alex & Ian
If you remember, I won the World Cup bet, so here they are doing their 20 push-ups.
July 15 -- Back to Yellowstone National Park for the day-- That place is huge!!!!
All the other tourists were taking pictures of the sign. Picture peer pressure!
Wildflower-filled hike around Trout Lake.
I love when the picture comes out like you want it to.
More bison-- this time they grunted at us. I felt like the auto insurance commercial.
I made the boys go here. I said, "We can't come all the way to Yellowstone and not see Old Faithful." They agreed, after much debate.
After a thunderstorm with hail, they are still smiling. Can you tell we are not from around here?
Sunset with stormy weather in Emigrant.
July 16 - Emigrant, Montana to Bismarck, South Dakota -- 7 1/2 hour drive
Got up very early to start driving EAST!
We are now in Bismarck-- the state capitol.
View right outside Bismarck.
Soccer, burgers and beer. What could be better?
Reza's Pitch Restaurant in Bismarck
Minnesota, here we come.... tomorrow.