Where the Buffalo (and Georgia) Roam...

Earlier this month, I finally got around to posting some pictures from my sister's wedding in August - the one my family and I travelled to Montana to be a part of. Life seemed more relaxed and slower in Montana - perhaps that's why I've been relaxed and slow about posting the rest of that vacation. :) (OK, don't laugh, I tried!) Not only were we part of my sister's awesome day, we also had a great week with much of my family and we took a trip to Yellowstone National Park. You know, where the buffalo roam...

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We also made a visit to Old Faithful, but I must admit, I remember it being way cooler when I was a kid. A lot of sitting around and waiting for, well, a geyser. While Georgia tried to snap a picture with daddy's cell phone, she was pretty much unimpressed.

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Speaking of when I was a kid and visiting Yellowstone, it was a year or so before the fire of 1988. If you're not familiar with that fire, it was devastating in human terms to the park, but a necessary part of life in Mother Nature's terms. I was curious to see what it looked like all these many, many years later, and this was my answer:

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Many places still slow to recover from the flames, but as you can see, there's beauty and recovery among the still charred landscape.

This time around, I had the best little darn tour guide to make sure I hit all the hot spots!!

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And there were plenty of hot spots (literally) to see:

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And there were the nice, cool spots:

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And we certainly learned - HEED this sign!

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Georgia, however, got bored of this bear all the way on the other side of the river and decided rock piles were much cooler.

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Yellowstone National Park stayed true to most of my childhood memories - it was rustic, colorful, wild, beautiful, varied, majestic and everything in between. I'm so happy now my daughter will have some memories of it as well, and my hubby too - who now knows what a Continental Divide is! :)

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