Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oh give me a home...

Yellowstone Park
This place is simply amazing, and we'd highly recommend that everyone goes there before they die. The whole place is on top of an ancient "super volcano" which is actually due to erupt sometime in the next few thousand years. All the geysers, variable landscape, animal diversity, everything owes it's existence here to the volcanic activity deep below the soil.






Asian tourists have all the fun!

Mammoth Hot Springs



This place stinks.










Roaring Mountain









First encounter. Dexter was going nuts every time he saw a Buffalo.


Norris Geysers






There was nobody around to take pictures of us, and no level objects to use the timer, so we got creative.















Buffalo!



Weird, diseased Buffalo! (I'm kidding, he's just awkward).




Yellowstone Canyon










Buffalo Plains



Baby!



Buffalo are Allison's favorite animal. She loves them so much she wouldn't even try the Buffalo burger I ate in Bozeman (they are delicious). By the way we know they are actually called Bison here in America, but Buffalo sounds way cooler.



This baby Buffalo kept looking at us.


Buffalo family.


VIDEO: Dexter vs. Buffalo
video







Alot of the forest showed signs of recent fires. This actually helps stimulate new growth and happens naturally via lightning strikes.

Yellowstone Lake









All your favorite yellowstone animals, in convenient bite-size chunks!



I fed Allison a Buffalo without her knowing it.



Nooooooo!



People used to swim in these hot springs, but rangers decided it was too dangerous and damaged the delicate ecosystem. Lame!


Old Faithful



We had to wait awhile. It erupts every 90 minutes (roughly).













Old Faithful Inn



This building is amazing, its like a giant log cabin.















All the twisted wood is actually cut from diseased trees.







2 comments:

  1. This blog is rocking my world!! The "Dexter vs. Buffalo" video is THE BEST FILM I HAVE EVER SEEN (of all films, ever). I seriously almost peed my pants laughing so hard. Also, I just discovered that if I click on the pics they get bigger--duh! Too bad I discovered this so late in the game ... since you're nearly there. I don't suppose you guys took my advice and opted to take the Extraterrestrial Highway through Nevada, eh? If I don't hear from you, I'll assume you were abducted.

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  2. Spiffy! Mike pointed me to the blog last night - I like. Also I heart Yellowstone. I never went to the Inn tho, that place looks amazing!

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