Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Grand Tetons Later that day

The raft ride

A unforgettable raft ride

okay so it rained all night. It was cold and we had the heater on in the middle of June! I thought to myself. There is no way that they are going to take us on this raft ride. We had prepaid for this one way 10 mile raft ride down the Snake River. There was one other couple plus us. We got up at 7am to leave by 8. It was cold and sprinkling. We get in the van and start off to our distination. We get there get suited up and in the boat. We are ready for this unforgetable raft ride. We get going and all is well with the weather except for the fact that it is so overcast that you can't see the Tetons, that's because it's snowing up there. The wind picks up and it starts to rain. I don't mean sprinkle, I mean RAIN!! We were wet, cold and miserable. There was no way around it, we would have to just stay in the raft and suck it up. When we finall got to the end we were frozen stiff. We could barely walk. It took all day just for us to warm up. The weather finally cleared up and we got to see the Tetons.

Teton National Park

So we made it to the Grand Tetons. While entering th park their was this girl standing outside her Kiosk. Aron being the teenage boy that he is "thinks" she's a hottie. Dave askes her why she's standing outside her Kiosk and she says oh there's a bird in there. We drive off to find out cabin.
Later the next day Dave decideds he's going to help Aron out with this girl. He rolls down Aron's window and when we show this girl our pass he prceeds to ask her if she got the bird out of her Kiosk. While in the back you hear Aron saying "wrong girl dad." The girl was confused and Dave well he didn't care.

Jackson Hole Wyoming

Still June 9th in Wyoming. Making our way to The Grand Tenton National Park.
We made it to Jackson Hole where it was cold and raining. We stopped to walk through some of the shops and had some homemade ice cream. YUM!!

Happy Birthday Chris

Not sure why this is in blue let alone being underlined. Who knows.
Anyway, I spent my 36th birthday in Idaho Falls, ID. We stopped there to have dinner at the Outback.

Next stop Idaho Falls

Monday June 9th
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Pine Cone War!!!

Airplane Museum at Hill Air Force Base

Monday June 9th
We had a long day ahead of us. First we went to the Airplane Museum at Hill Air Force Base.

Salt Lake City, UT

After the ATV ride we drove to Salt Lake City, UT.

The boy's waiting for Dave to get stuff out of the car and bring the room key.
Aron & Dave throwing Micheal into the pool Michael, happy to be cooled off
Marcus trying to get Dave in the pool.
The family at breakfast the next morning. We have a long drive ahead of us but our first stop is the Airplane Museum at Hill Air Force Base.

Hey that rock looks like................

A camel
A slug? Without his shell
A hippo
See the whole in the rock? Well for those of you who know who Butch Cassidy is when he was about 16 years old he and his friends would still the cowboys horses and then they would go to the top of this rock and watch for them to come around the bend and head down and meet them and sell the horses back to the same cowboys that they stole the horses from. Pretty smart!
Here we are in front of the cabin we stayed at.


Sunday June 8th
ATV ride
We took the boys on a ATV tour ride. We were the only one's in the group. Dave had Ryan ride with him, I had Michael and Aron and Marcus rode their own. We had the best tour guide. He was so nice and entertaining. At one point he took Michael with him and taught him how to drive the ATV and then Ryan. It was a slow going ride because I rode 2nd behind the tour guide. We rode for 2 hrs. Because boys are boys and they like to go fast at the end of the ride we had to drive down this dirt road that was a mile long. The instuctor sent Dave & I back to the van and he let Aron & Marcus drive way to fast for me to watch down that dirt road. It was a blast. Any guesses what the boys want for Christmas this year? Yeah right!!!

Me, Marcus, Ryan, Michael, Aron & our tour guide.

More Bryce Canyon Pictures

Bryce Canyon National Park

We left Zion National Park and drove to Bryce Canyon National Park. We Checked into Bryce Canyon Resort, had dinner and went to visit Bryce Canyon. This is by far my favorite park. The pictures do not do it justice. I can not explain the beauty of this place.


Saturday June 7th
Zion National Park

We spent most the day here at Zion National Park. We did a lot of walking. The mountains were just amazing. HUGE. We hiked up to Weeping Rock. Michael met a squirell and named him Skittles. I took so many pictures that I am only able to pick out a few and post them.

Welcome to Utah
The Three Apostles.
The boys'
Michael all wet up at Weeping Rock. It was a hot day so the cool water felt nice.
"Skittles" the squirel