Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wagon's West

In June we headed west with my inlaws for a vacation.  It just so happened that 2 kids got sick during our trip, making us rearrange our agenda.  One was sick in the beginning, the other was sick for the tail end of the trip.  So luckily each kid enjoyed some part of the trip.

  Despite tending to sick kids, I managed to snap my fair share of pictures.  I only chose a very small amount of pictures to share on here.  Our trip in a nutshell:

We made a quick stop at the 1880 town in South Dakota.  The kids really enjoyed it.  They love all things pertaining to the old west.   We also camped in the Black Hills area for a night.

 We saw Devils Tower, WY

 We camped along the East Rosebud River.  (Montana)  This was our view from our campsite.  Gorgeous.  I can still hear the river and smell the air.
The guys (and Carolyn) spent quite a bit of time wading right in the river and fishing.  We enjoyed some yummy meals of fresh trout!  The ice had just melted off the lake, were the river originates from, not too long before we arrived.  So the water was quite cold.  Not at all ideal for swimming.  But the kids braved wading one hot afternoon.   In very small doses.
We spent the majority of our time camping.  The weather cooperated for the most part.  A little rain the first night.  A few days got pretty warm, but the nights cooled off.
 While the guys went fishing one day, my mil, myself and kids hiked up a mountain trail to see these falls.  (one mile)  The view at the end made the hike on a small, rocky, uphill path worthwhile.
 Mama bear and her 4 cubs


Melissa said...

What a fun trip with breathtaking sights!

The Beecham's said...

Wish we could have seen ya all!!

Gary said...

"Mama bear and her 4 cubs" does that mean you are a 'real bear' at times?.. or ALL the time. :)

Anonymous said...

Loved reading about your trip, Heather! What fun!

Miss you all,

ShareandRemember said...

Looks like a wonderful trip Heather!!

Jen said...

Looks like it was a fun trip! I like your mama bear pic...cute! I will admit, tho, that when I read that, I was SHOCKED that you SAW and captured on film some bears!! When I saw the actual pic...hardyhar... :)

The pic of the kids (with the girls standing in the wagon) is AWESOME! I love that photo of them!

Glad you had a great time, but sorry about the sickies. :(