Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yellowstone Wildlife

On our trip to Yellowstone, we like most people, were constantly on the lookout for wildlife.. We were pretty  lucky!

Mule deer… (oops, guess it’s a cow elk!)

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Herds of Bison…

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We had to stop to let this black bear cross the street…

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Then we caught site of this grizzly…

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A little further down the road, we saw a crowd watching the bushes…

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And listened to instructions from the park ranger, warning us to just slowly drift  away to our vehicles, if this adult black bear decided to cross the street toward us…he didn’t!DSC_0312

We did see another grizzly up on a hill, but I couldn’t get a picture quick enough..

Proghorn Antelope…

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We didn’t get to see any Moose,  so we will be searching when we return, however we were very satisfied with what we did see….

Yellowstone Wow !

Only those that have been to Yellowstone can know that pictures , don’t capture the beauty of this fabulous park.

Mac, Lynette, Kathy, Chuck, Kevin and I all piled into our rented van for a long day of exploring…

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Many waterfalls…

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Beautiful rock formations….

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Pretty field of flowers…

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Words just don’t describe it!

Next blog will capture some of the wildlife we saw…

Friday, July 29, 2011

Old Faithful and the Grizzly & Wolf Center

Monday, we all headed into Yellowstone for the first visit.  Our goal was to head to Old Faithful..

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We passed by so many geysers..

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But of course the biggest and best of all…

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After browsing around the shops, it was time for a picnic….

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And we watched the fishermen…

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And saw quite a few Bison..

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We just had a taste of the park and are looking forward to our full day excursion on Wednesday..

Tuesday, Donna & Keith arrived to spend a few weeks here with us.  We all headed to the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center…

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We had fun watching several bears…

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Got a glimpse of this lazy Wolf…Yellowstone NP & Grizzly & Wolf Ctr 173

And Lynette & I posed for this picture…

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