Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Camping/Road Trip

We survived: 5 states, 4 blown camper tires, over 30 hours in the car, one dead SUV battery, two overnight stomache bugs, one broken cooler, and still managed to have one of the best family vacations, EVER!

Yellowstone National Park is just amazing. From the wonders of the surroundings to the animals that live there, we saw and experienced some incredible things---things we won't soon forget. In the process we all learned some lessons on patience and making the best of any situation.
If you'd like to see more of our favorite Yellowstone photos, go here. We also got some great video, so we're working on a little slide show.

We ended our trip at Bear Lake in Utah for the 4th of July weekend. Our friends were also there to enjoy the sand, sun and beautiful lake. It was very relaxing.

Above from top left, Jack catches a dragon fly, a peek at the 50 miles of shoreline on the lake, canoeing and fishing an inlet, Lily waited all week to get to play on the beach. Katelyn and new friend Melissa, Julie and Lily on Joe's boat, Jack riding the "Manta Ray" tube, the last of our five camp sites from the week.