Sunday, June 27, 2010

See the USA in your Chevrolet, roundup

I have had a whirlwind of activity these past few days, nothing too exciting, just working and parties, and the kids bikes being stolen, so I have had to put off the last part of the vacation posts.
We had the best time in WY.
The weather was wonderful, if you don't count waking up in an ice-covered tent, even that was o.k. because it gave us the opportunity to see the sunrise over Lake Yellowstone.
We got into the car to get warm, since there was no way that we were going to struggle to get a fire going at 32 degrees.
What can I say, we're wimps.
I got to see some great signage, I have a weakness for small town signs.J. C. Penney was founded in Wyoming, I just found that out on the internets.


We got to see some wildlife, a handful of bison, lots of elk, and one energetic moose who decided to jog out of the woods as we were leaving Yellowstone.
We also, due to some poor planning on my part, ran out of camera battery right after I took that one of the bison, and so the last 3 days of our trip were largely undocumented.
But we have wonderful memories, and a fire to go again.
If you get the chance, go to Yellowstone or the Big Horn mountains.
Both are just stunning. Totally worth the drive.
I did the calculations, and we were in the car for approximately 39 hours for our 5-day trip, and in that time I did about 40% of the driving, so I had a good opportunity to get going on a sweater.
I started the February Lady the day before we left and I was able to make some real headway.
Unfortunately I left the instructions for the lace at home, so I had to pull one out of my head to keep knitting.
It's going well, I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Thanks for letting me share my boring vacation photos,
Talk to you soon,
Jess

4 comments:

Nancy said...

I love your vacation photos! Not boring at all!

painted fish studio said...

i love your boring photos! i have no vacations planned for the summer, so it was nice to go somewhere vicariously thru you.

Paige said...

I love the vacay photos, too - I especially love road trip pics and journeying along with someone else, even if it is virtually. :)

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

They weren't boring at all! They were great. And remind me of how much we enjoyed the area and want to go back. When we went we had our crazy dog with us so we couldn't see as much as I wanted to.