Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yellowstone | Part 1

Hey everyone!

Soooo... I've finally been able to sort through the 800+ pictures I took on our Yellowstone trip. As you can imagine, it's taken quite awhile, but I think I'm pretty much done. And of course I'm posting some here, just like I promised. :)

(Also, a side note: These pictures aren't in any true order, as far as when we did certain things, but I'm okay with that. Hopefully you are too. ;) )

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To start things off, unfortunately I didn't take that many pictures before we actually made it to Yellowstone. I do have a few random shots I got on the road though, so we'll start with those.





We stopped in a little town for lunch during our second day of driving, and this cute dog came up to us and watched us eat :) We were in a parking lot near a neighborhood, which is where he came from, so apparently he was just being a bad little dog and wandering away from his home. He was soooo adorable though - I had to get a couple of pictures. ;)



Making lunch -- peanut butter jelly time! hahah
(P.S. - Yeah, Pop is pretty hilarious. :P)



Idaho scenery.


We made it!



Not even twenty minutes into the park, we came across a herd of elk right by the road!





The famous Petrified Tree.


Yes, those are black bears! They were pretty far away, so I couldn't get a good picture, but we were able to look at them through binoculars. There was also a brown bear with them, but you can't see it in the picture. Next time we make a trip like this, I definitely want to have a zoom lens. It's almost a must when there's so much wildlife around.


Upper Falls... 








 Old Faithful!


Me and Josh. :)


Shopping in West Yellowstone...





Sunset at our cabin.



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I've still got a lot of pictures I want to share, so stay tuned for Part 2! :)

xoxo,
Lindsay

25 comments:

  1. These look incredible, Lindsay! Can't wait to see more of your trip. :)

    Just curious, what's so special about the petrified tree?

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    1. Thank you, Nela!

      Well, there isn't anything that makes this petrified tree different than the other ones in the park. It's just that this is the one they have marked where you can actually go and see it. There are definitely other ones around the park, but this is the site that all the tourists can visit and see one up close. It's pretty neat. :) Hope that makes sense!

      <3

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  2. These make me reminiscent of my trip to Yellowstone this summer! I wish I could go back, it was so incredibly beautiful.

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    1. I know what you mean, Kinga! We're already planning on going back next year. I sure hope it works out so we can visit again!! :)

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  3. Wow Lindsay! These pictures are gorgeous! They look better than some pro pics I've seen in calendars. They make me want to see Yellowstone for myself. :) I'm glad ya'll had such a great trip! :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you so much, Kristen!! I tend to be too critical of my pictures sometimes, so your comment totally made me smile. :) :)

      xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Jillian! :)

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  5. I am so unbelievably jealous, we don't have anywhere as beautiful in the UK! Looks like you had a great holiday anyway! Your pictures are great! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Oh my gosh, I can't believe you live in the UK! I'M a bit jealous. ;D

      <3

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  6. ohh.. those sunsets are gorgeous! that rainbow is so cool. cute one of you and your brother.. can't wait to see the rest.. :) xx.

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    1. Thank you so much, Olivia! I'll definitely be posting some more soon. ;)

      xoxo

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  7. Oh my goodness Lindsay! I was just, like with each picture, just gushing over it. They're so beautiful. I really really really want to visit Yellowstone now. :)

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    1. Thanks, Tawnee!! :D You will *have* to visit Yellowstone sometime. It's just beautiful!

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  8. So pretty! I love all these pictures, but especially the last two. Mmm, I could just eat up that sunset. <3

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    1. Thanks, Bree! I know, the sunset was AH-MAZING. Those are some of my favorite pictures from the whole trip! :)

      <3

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  9. Oh, that looks like an awesome vacation! :D (I thought I was the only one who took random pictures in the car on the way to a vacay...) ;) What a cool experience to see those elk, bear, and bison! The cute little dog at the rest area is adorable, what breed do you think he was?

    Love those shades you're rockin'! I can't do that shape, it makes my face look really round and I end up resembling a dragonfly! :P They look so cute on you though. :)

    Looking forward to part two!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Julia!! :) Oh no, I take those random pictures on every road trip too. heeheee ;) I know, isn't the dog too cute?! I'm honestly not sure what breed he was... I'm terrible with dog breeds. :P Glad you like the shades. I've kind of started collecting sunglasses - they're just so fun! :D

      xoxo

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    2. Lol! Sunglasses are very fun! I collect them too! :D

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  10. ah, wow! looks like so much fun! I would love to go to Yellowstone someday! looks like an awesome trip!

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  11. Beautiful pictures! I'd love to visit Yellowstone someday. Incidentally, I was looking at your books on Goodreads and we have some pretty fantastic books in common =) I love being nosy about books. It makes me happy when people like the same ones that I like :D

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    1. Thanks, Lydia! :) Oh, I knowww... I love it when other people like my favorite books too! That's neat. :D

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