Road Trip West: Day 6

Day 6 Juxtaposition

From hiking pants and sandals to a dress and cute shoes.  I left Yellowstone and met up with my aunt and uncle in Pinedale, WY.


Road Trip West: Day 5

The second day in Yellowstone.  I spent the whole day seeing everything between the Madison campground and Old Faithful.  Eight hours of stuff to see on 15 miles of road.  I love the geysers.  I love the hot springs.  I love the endless blue pools.  And the whole time I'm thinking about the fact that I'm standing in the caldera of a volcano.  Craziness!


Road Trip West: Day 4

09.06.12  *photo by new hiking buddy, Daniel

I climbed a mountain!  And didn't get eaten by a bear!  Huzzah!


Road Trip West: Day 3


This is my "I can't believe I survived that drive - it was the hardest drive I've ever done - where's the beer - I need one now" face.  I decided that it would be a great idea to drive into Yellowstone from the Beartooth Highway.  I read about it in my book and the author said it was one of the best drives in the country.  Why not?  I was driving from western ND through Montana to Yellowstone, I might as well.

Well.  It was the windiest, steepest most stressful drive I have ever taken.  Good thing the weather was perfect.  I couldn't imagine driving it if it were windy or rainy, ugh.  I'm glad I did it.  It was beautiful.  I don't think I need to drive it again.


Road Trip West: Days -1,1 and 2

Me and my Scion
09.02.12  *photo by Jeanne Freed

Me and the Scion ready to hit the road.  This is day -1 of my epic road trip west.  I finished work, hopped in the car and drove to Fargo.  I was anxious to get out of town.

World's Largest Buffalo

That's the World's Largest Buffalo.  He lives in Jamestown, ND.  You're jealous.  I can tell.  Today I ran 12 miles in Fargo - a great early morning run - and then drove to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  I stopped at several roadside attractions along the way.

Happy to be on the trail

Hiking the Lower Paddock Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  A good hike.  I was glad to get on the trail after "car exploring" the park all morning.  A 7.2 mile hike, not too shabby.

Catching up is going to be a slow process, but stick with me.  16 more days of vacation photos to peruse.  Plus the three days since I got back.  I'll get caught up.




I have once again found myself on the football field.


Fair! Trips 5 and 6!


Fair-goers can take pictures with our anchors and reporters.  I waited until the line died down and had some fun with Matt and Jamie.  This is a photo in a photo in a photo in a photo in a photo in a photo in a photo.  And in order to show you that photo, I had to take a photo of the photo.  Recursion is fun.


Jumping behind the building with Matty.  Last day of the fair for me.  Until next year!