Thanks for sharing this incredible journey with us! You really did it well. All the must sees in our great west and a lot of bonus sites. Your grandkids are very lucky. What an adventure and education!
I am the fortunate one. I got to spend 6 weeks with my wife and 2 of my grand babies. How can it get any better than that? Eating when we wanted, sleeping when we wanted, swimming almost every day, and just enjoying life.
I would like to take a couple of weeks, fly into Denver, rent a car and tour around Pikes Peak, then drive back up to the Cody/Yellowstone area again. We really liked that area, and I want to spend another several hours in the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody.
Did you see the news report that a geyser that hadn't erupted in over 6 years did so last week? It was blowing steam and water over 200 feet into the air according to the report I read.
i read that report. They stated it is getting less and less reliable, and that the average time between eruptions is now over 90 minutes. It was right at 60 minutes a few years back. They say it is slowing down because of a drought, and if the drought continues, it will cease to erupt.
After we got camp set up, we explored right around the campground, and settled in for the evening. There is no electrical, bath houses, or water available at Bridge Bay campground, so you had to be ready for night when it came.
We moved on to the Grand Prismatic Pool. The pictures don't do the colors displayed justice at all. Samuel made this picture, and started using my camera for a bit almost everyday. He told me I needed to buy him a camera like mine. I told him, Son, you are holding pretty near $1500 in your hands there.
I was reliving this trip today with some friends. As we got together with our kids and grands over the holiday, it reminded me of just how grateful I am that we got to spend this time together with those kiddos.
What I wouldn't give to be able to do that with each and every one of my g'babies. I want them to be able to remember back to when Pappy and I went.....
whether that is a trip like this, a week long trip to the beach (coming up in April) with Pappy, Meeno and their cousins, or just a couple hour trip to the lake to put a few crappie in the boat.
Relationships is where the rubber meets the road people. If you ain't building them, you are destroying them. Relationships are not a static thing, like putting a jar of coins under the night stand. The coins will still be there when you come back in 4, 5 or 10 years. Relationships don't work that way, either you are involved in them, nurturing, growing and enjoying the fruit of that work, or you will watch them wither up and die. One day you will wake up and wonder what happened to all that time, and where your loved ones wandered off to. God help me not to take my relationships for granted.