Friday, July 05, 2013

Vacations and Pictures

You asked for them. Here they are. Pictures. Lots of pictures. And, I'm only going to show you a few. I'll provide you with a link where you can look at all the pictures we "deemed" fit to post on our website.

First the grandchildren.

Here is Kasey Belle. My first granddaughter.

Next are pictures of my son, Kyle. His wife, Trish and my grandson, Dominik and granddaughter, Kylie.

Now onto the sights we saw during our drive from Tucson, AZ to Buffalo, WY.

Here we are in SE Utah on our way to Monument Valley.

The mountain structures and formations were amazing. I couldn't wait to see what Monument Valley looked like.

This crow made the perfect subject for the backdrop of the Monument Valley peaks.

The sights were amazing.

?Have you seen anything so gorgeous in your life

From Monument Valley we headed to Arches National Park. Lots of hiking there to get to see the natural arches formed by the elements.

Next we went to 9 Mile Canyon. Here we found petroglyphs. Some were only a few hundred years old, others were thousands of years old.

This image showed warriors and the great number of big horn sheep they killed.

It was sad to see that some of the petroglyphs were marred by graffiti. 

Our next day's adventure was Yellowstone National Park. Wow. What an adventure that day was. We started out early in the morning looking to Upper Mesa Falls and finished with a drive through the wilderness.

We saw all kinds of geysers. Some in the form of pools. Others steam vents. Some just globs of hot mud. Others were full on gushers.

Old Faithful was still somewhat "faithful" and exploded within the 10 minutes give or take of its estimated time.

We saw Elk. 

And more Elk.

Another waterfall. Tower Falls.

And, the crowning glory of what I wanted to see. Bison. Yay.

Yellowstone is absolutely gorgeous. And it's hard to believe it's as pristine as it is.

If you want to see more great pictures other than the ones shown here, visit the following website.

And, this I promise is the last of my "Vacation" blog posts. 


The Dose of Reality said...

Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! I am super inspired to take my crew out west. We've been wanting to go. Maybe next summer!! Gorgeous!! :D

Vicki M. Taylor said...

You won't regret the trip. Everyone will love it. Thanks for posting.

Student Mommy said...

At least you remember to take photos!
I'm always rushing around on the last day trying to recreate favourable moments.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

I had a picture taking device in my hand most of the time while i was on vacation. Either my iphone, my ipad, or an actual camera. It was merging all the photos from the various devices, mine and my husband's then creating the website was the most time consuming. We had literally thousands and thousands of pictures to go through.

Shari Lynne @ said...

Beautiful Pictures Vicki! I must admit we have never been anyplace like this...I would so love to take our kids! Thank you for stopping by SITStah!! Many blessings to you and your family!

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Thanks, Shari Lynne. Plan the trip. You won't regret it. It's the last of our wild america. See it before it's gone.

Cassi Schmigotzki said...

Vicki, you take such wonderful pictures! Your trip is one of many I'd like to take but don't know when we'll ever be able to go.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Thanks, Cassandra. I had great views to take pictures. It was easy when the subject matter was so beautiful. Don't wait too long to plan your trip. Even Yellowstone is starting to get commercialized. Go before nothing "wild" is left to see.

Honeybee said...

Wow! So many great pictures. Glad you share. I'd like to visit here some day.

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures! And your son is totally hot.

Stopping by from SITS

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Honeybee, put it on your bucket list. You must see it. It's practically in our backyard!

Melissa, glad you liked the pictures. Thanks for the compliment about my son. Yes. He is a very good looking young man and he's generous and kind and loving and a perfect gentleman. By the way, he knows he's "hot" so, don't tell him, it goes to his head. :-)