Friday, October 17, 2008

Yellowstone and Jackson

Well, Scott and I decided to skip out on some classes and get away for a long weekend. We will be leaving Idaho soon, so we figured we should get to Yellowstone before it's too far away!

We saw a lot of great springs and geysers, and amazing waterfalls! And boiling, spitting mud holes...

And we smelled the delicate smells for which Yellowstone is so famous!

Maybe delicate isn't the right word... Anyway, we enjoyed the great views of the waterfalls the most, they were breathtaking, even when some involved a little hike, they were worth it.

There were plenty of random holes and towers of mist, and some animals that got a little too up close and personal for our taste.

And of course, Old Faithful. Not quite as faithful these days, but we had perfect timing and got there 10 minutes before it went off! We would have had to wait another hour and a half, so we were pretty glad we made it, and it was just before the sunset, so we had a beautiful ride to Jackson afterward.

The next day, we spent some time around Jackson. We walked through Gaslight Alley, where Scott proposed to me over a year and a half ago, and then caught a tram in Teton Village. We saw a Mormon cricket, and some great views!

Look -it was wicked huge!

And we walked over by Jenny Lake as well, which was simply majestic.

It was a great trip, and hard to go back to school after having so much fun together! Good thing we're in our last semester!!