proof of snow on labor day. luckily we stayed warm and dry. amazingly, the stars were out that night and we saw the big dipper. there is nothing else like the starry sky when you are out in the woods at night.
me standing in line to wash our load of dishes. it's a little known fact that there is a separate facility for washing dishes and brushing teeth. those activities are not allowed at your individual campsite. who knew bears liked toothpaste? i was more than happy to follow bear safety regulations, picking up every last crumb. do not fall asleep with starbursts, gum, trail mix or pretzels in your pockets like you did at girl's camp. or was that just me?
a huge buffalo just moseying down the road one afternoon.
huge as in ginormous. isn't this a fantastic picture? dan gets all the credit.
here we are at the scenic point of upper falls. i thought it was cute that this ranger suddenly sat down next to the boys to get in our snapshot. benji couldn't be more ecstatic if he were mickey mouse.
we wondered if we'd have a chance to see a real bear in yellowstone. the ranger told us at the program one night that the bears are extra hungry during the fall, as they are gearing up for hibernation. ooh, lovely, i thought. sleep tight everyone. later on our trip, while touring the park, we spotted this guy lumbering up the road! (he was across the street from our car, but thanks to the zoom feature on my camera, it looks like we were closer than we really were.) i love the paw flexed mid-step.
next up: waterfalls and landscapes.
keep your camping questions coming, i'll try to answer them all at the end.