Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Every Memorial Day, my mom would go to the cemetery in Thermopolis and spend the morning there setting up flowers on the graves of her loved ones. We would then listen to the ceremony that the VFW would put on and the gun salute with the bone chilling sound of the bugle playing Taps. I miss those times with her ... so here is to all those fallen soldiers that have fought for my freedom (even if they didn't die in battle) and for the ones who are continuing right now. God Bless them all.

*Make sure you go to the bottom of the page and turn off the music player before watching this*

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 5 Expedition Yellowstone

Looking at geysers.
More geyser gazing.

A log that was thrown into one of the hot pools.

Jenna and Alex
An otter on Yellowstone Lake.
A rock by/on Yellowstone Lake.
Yellowstone Lake thawing out.
Ice formations on Yellowstone Lake
The otter again.
A spider in the hot pools
Alberto on the ride home.
Nesto on the ride home.
Sean on the ride home.

Day 4 Expedition Yellowstone

Is she happy or not?
Jenna R., Jenna P, and Reid listening to more instruction.
Another hike to the unknown.
Still hiking.
Another Mountain Sheep.
Dead buffalo.
This is a buffalo that has been attacked by wolves. He has a big gouge under his right leg that has been bleeding and his tail has been chewed off. He was laying in the river bottom and pretty much kicked out of the herd and left here to die.
This is our group. Bottom row: Mrs. Lloyd, Jenna Patrick, Mark McConnell, Nick Krassin, Sean Davis, Ms. Donaho
2nd Row Kamden Sandall, Jenna Redman, Riley Newman, Annika Poitras, Kami Deromedi, ?, Jason Redman.
3rd Row: Mr. Morris, Val Morris, Alex, Reid Leemon, Nesto Lowham, Bradley Malek, Mr. Deromedi.
4th Row: Bob "The Bear Guy" Waits, Zoe Owens, Alyssa Logue, Kobey Simpson, Alberto.
Black bear
Nick and Kobey part of the "Jungle"

Sean dressed as a 4 year old little girl.
Nesto got his hair done and it made his face permanently like this.

Nick and his Extreme Makeover.
Sean and his Extreme Makeover.
The group playing FARKLE!!

Day 3 Expedition Yellowstone

Looking out the Camp Robbers groups door of their cabin.
View out Camp Robbers door.
A formation at Mammoth called "ET".
Almost lunch time!!

Jenna after lunch

Visitors again to our cabins.
Traffic jam Yellowstone style.
Mountain Sheep
At the top of Mammoth.
A new geyser spring that had just formed that week.
Side view of Mammoth
Just another bear.
Some of the kids being goofy on the bus. The one with the glasses found them somewhere on the road.

Day 2 Expedition Yellowstone

The Rolling Stones ... Mr. Morris, Jenna R., Reid, and Jenna P. at Old Faithful.
Talking to a Park Ranger.
Listening to the Park Ranger (sort of) Annika, Jenna, Riley and Kami.
On the bus again. She don't look to excited.
Elk in the area where lunch was supposed to happen.
Grizzly bear.
Buffalo in hanging around where our cabins were.
Jenna working on a project.
Jenna and Reid on a hike.
Old Faithful.