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Today’s the day…

June 17, 2017

Today’s the day. The day we’ve all been eagerly anticipating for months. The day we willingly set our alarm clocks for 2am, drag our duffle bags to the car and drive through the night to the airport. Today we go to Yellowstone. Our eagerness is met with lines. Endless lines. Baggage check, security, boarding, un-boarding, more boarding, more lines. And in the end it’s all worth the wait: worth the o’dark thirty wake up call, worth the lines, worth the lack of sleep, worth the crowded planes. Our first views of Yellowstone are breathtaking. This truly is big sky country. Craggy mountains, snow capped and wild, wildlife at every turn; none of us can stop staring out the windows of our van in rapt attention and wonder at the sights that play out before us. Our team has not even spent 24 hours together, yet we feel a connection… with each other, with this place. We’ve already shared stories, jumped up and down excitedly while spotting our first elk, our first bison, our first ground squirrel, our first hike, our first field of wildflowers, our first geologic anomalies. We’ve already shared meals, inside jokes, and even a few heartfelt tears. Today’s the first day. Today is a day we’ll not soon forget, if ever. Today’s the day we took our first step into Yellowstone.

A cow and calf elk consider crossing the raging Gardner River… but don’t!

Stark contrasts at Narrow Gauge Terrace

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. donnieblaw54 permalink
    June 18, 2017 6:46 pm

    Exciting! We’re coming to Yellowstone in about 2 weeks.
    I’m trying to plan trails, but didn’t find a lot of info on the NPS site. My favorite Yellowstone trail review site so far is Trek Planner. I don’t have any association with them, I just found their trail reviews helpful.
    http://thetrekplanner.com/yellowstone-national-park/

  2. smuha permalink
    June 19, 2017 2:11 pm

    The pictures are beautiful. I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures showing just why it’s “big sky country”. But holy cow, that stark contrast picture? Wow!

  3. Kendall Solomon and family permalink
    June 20, 2017 12:03 am

    We 5 Solomon’s are very excited to follow your journey!!! Hello Meg! Looking good!!!

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