TJ did not like the loud sounds some of the geysers made.
We drove two cars up to Yellowstone (from Rexburg) on Friday so mom, dad, Matt, and Nathan could come. Rob and I and the boys stayed overnight in the Roosevelt Rough Rider cabins, but the rest had to go home Friday night.
Grand Prismatic Spring at the Midway Geyser Basin
Andy contemplates his mortality after his attempt at swimming (he cannot yet swim); the boys were wading in the lake, and Andy kept wandering in deeper. Very suddenly, he dove into the deeper waters, and his head went under. We all started in after him, but no one was faster than dad.
Dad contemplates Andy's mortality after pulling him up from under the waves. Dad is dressed in his heavy Carhart overalls and leather workboots. Perfect lake attire.
And then, since he was already wet, he decided to stay in and wade about with the kids.
Playing on the shores of the lake together, drying out and waiting for dry clothes to be fetched from the car.
Matt and Nate enjoying the lake view.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
TJ also did not like the smell of the sulphur.
Norris Geyser Basin
Andy liked the sticks and dirt as much as anything.
Yellowstone is always fun. We had a great trip, and the Rough Rider cabins were lots of fun. I don't think they've changed one bit since I stayed in them as a kid. When we pulled into the cabins, I could remember the exact cabin we stayed in when I was little. It's funny how well I remember that trip. I must have really liked it for it to have made such an impression. Here's hoping my kids made some similar kinds of memories.