Friday, September 3, 2010

Long ribbon of road (er, water) Part 4

The view today was of a ribbon of water, not a long road.

The day struggled between low clouds and drizzle 
until the sun finally came out. 

Old Faithful Inn and the eruption 
(the building doesn't erupt - the geyser does).

Waterfalls are everywhere in Yellowstone -
each one unique, all beautiful.

Elk are bountiful, too. 

Tomorrow the beauty continues...

In an earlier post, Banjo 52 mentioned he'd like to hear the 'conversation' of this trip's inception. Here it is: Elsa has moaned that her 'bucket list' was getting longer, not shorter. (Thanks, Iilya for lending her the movie "The Bucket List"). So, in self defense, I asked to see the 'bucket list' and figure out how many items I could help cross off of it. A trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons was near the top of her list. And that is how we ended up here... on a long ribbon of road. Banjo, this is the short version. Want more?

14 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

It's been decades since I've been there (many of them). thanks for the photo tour!
great photots...

Kathy said...

What an absolutely wonderful road trip you're having. Your photos are absolutely wonderful and I am enjoying all of them!

The Retired One said...

It looks fantastic! Those two are on my bucket list too. haa
you may want to enter one of your waterfall shots in my free photo contest, September's theme is waterfalls or fountains!!

Barb said...

I think your ribbon of road is leading right to your Mother's heart! What a great story to accompany your beautiful landscapes.

altadenahiker said...

You two are too cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDtFdnn9oQ&feature=related

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful scenes from the park.
Costas

Elaine said...

You are creating some wonderful memories with your mom while helping her with her bucket list. I'm glad you finally got sunshine at Yellowstone.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Couldn't you find your troll a mate at the Old Faithful gift shop?

Tracy said...

What an awesome trip. I think my Bucket List just grew as well!

Sandra said...

so many pretty "ribbons" and I love, love the elk. like that old house that does not erupt also.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I've just discovered your blog and signed on as a follower - love your photos. As a Canadian snowbird with a home in Surprize, AZ, I'm interested in everything Arizona. We've just comcpleted a road trip from Surprise to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada through Idaho, Utah, Oregon and Washington, and BC. Beautiful, beautiful country.

BANJO52 said...

Thanks for the plug, but your story is full of good feeling and plenty interesting without a banjo factor. I'm glad I asked. And if there's more, you bet I'll read it. And I'll pile on to say nice photos. You've actually got me interested. I've heard good things about that lodge and/or other lodges within the park, if they exist. You're happy with it?

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

I love all the pictures and am familiar with a lot of these places.
My family and I have gone to Yellowstone every year now for the past 4 years. Last labor Day we went to Flaming Gorge and floated the Green river. It was so beautiful.

Thérèse said...

What a wonderful tour! Keep enjoying it. I am glad the sun is out.