17 September 2010

yellowstone crowd pleasers




the old faithful geyser was another fun sight to see. everything feels classic in yellowstone. it's fun to imagine the crowds in the 1950s touring these same sights. however i find it hilarious how this huge crowd gathers around, waiting with cameras ready, we watch and wait for the geyser to storm into the sky. then we all furiously snap the same snapshots of the same thing while four steps away they sell the same image of the same geyser at the visitor's center. and we all view life through a viewfinder instead of with our own eyes. i tried to keep this in mind during our trip and really enjoy the moments, while still managing to take hundreds of photos. it's all in the balance. check out the photo of our family, well two and a half of us, so much for getting the perfect christmas card portrait in yellowstone.




the charming old fashioned yellowstone tour buses were the big hit in our family. benji perked up every single time a bus drove by. bus. bus. bus. i think they made a bigger impression on him than the bear or the elk. with ice cream money from his great-grandma he got his very own bus souvenir. it entertained him the entire time. best trip purchase ever. that and the hot stack of pancakes we got at the cute diner on our last morning there. whipped cream on cocoa never tasted so good. a pretty successful family camp out, i must say. dan is already talking about next time.

specific camping details & answers coming soon.

11 comments:

Eeny said...

I love when it is the little things that make the little ones happy =)

Hil said...

Oh my those buses are adorable! I've never seen them before. I love the family picture of you, dan and benji boy... how all you can see is the tip of benji's head and him clinging to a car! So cute. :)

Laura said...

Benji is growing up so fast! He is adorable and looks so much like you, Marta. It looks like you guys had a great time. Now I want to go to Yellowstone!

Cat said...

Love that last picture of Benji. He's so cute.
I feel bad he got "left out" of that family picture. It would have been amazing (the 2 of you look great I must say!)
Happy you had a good trip!

Julia Wade said...

loved every photo you posted marta! what a fabulous vacation together - i absolutely love that part of the country. :)

Kari said...

You are the most adorable thing.
I also love the Tetons and Yellowstone--something about them is so nostalgic and timeless, even though I never really went there as a kid. Now the Mr and I go nearly every fall, to wander around, see the wildlife and eat in the counter-seating-only diner. It's the best.
Glad you enjoyed the trip. And survived the bears. (They make me nervous, too.)

the southern hostess said...

Your pictures are fantastic! I can't until I'm in Yellowstone in three weeks!

Samantha said...

I was there this summer, and yes it is funny how you can just leave the camera put away for the entire park and just hit up the postcard section when you are done. However, sometimes I'm able to connect and enjoy things more when I capture them myself. I agree it is definitely a balance. your little one is too cute!

talesofahummingbird said...

can't believe they cropped out benji boy!!~

talesofahummingbird said...

also: need to know where did that sweet child's awesome flannel shirt come from? that is SO my 21 month old's style. :)

summer said...

marta. these yellowstone snapshots are serious treasures. you are so good about whipping out that camera when it counts. (and yet still finding the balance of viewfinder-real life! i was nodding along when you mentioned this.) i can't believe benji's out of control grin here. he looks like he's completely in his element! what a handsome little man.

and the one of you and dan in front of old faithful.. perf. i have been on the lookout for a zip-up hoodie in that exact blue for what seems like years. it looks fantastic on you, naturally. and with the coordinating bandana! so you. i love how cozy you look!

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