"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Monday, September 17, 2012


Old Faithful Inn

My sister, Ardell, and good friend, Ann, came for a short visit last week.  We had a great time!  I met up with them Sunday morning at Old Faithful Inn where they had booked a room for Sunday night.  Old Faithful was about to go off so we watched that first thing.  After getting things sorted out and checking into the Inn, we headed over to the Middle Geyser Basin to see Grand Prismatic.
Grand Prismatic
The colors were amazing!!  After walking around this area and seeing the springs and geysers it was time for lunch.  I had brought sack lunches for all of us so we headed to one of the many picnic areas in Yellowstone.  The weather was perfect.
Ann and Ardell

After lunch we headed back to the Inn for  a
much needed nap!  Dinner was a treat - literally!  Ardell called it my "birthday dinner".  We had dinner at the hotel and then Ann and I watched Old Faithful go off from the second story viewing area.  Very nice!

Bull elk in the square at Mammoth.
Monday morning we headed to Fishing Bridge and the Lake Area so they could check into the Lake Hotel.  They met some of my friends and co-workers and did a little shopping before we headed to the Canyon - my favorite part of the park.
They were suitably impressed by the waterfalls and canyon!!!   We spent the rest of the day touring the park - Mammoth Hot Spring, Dunraven Pass, the Roosevelt Arch, etc. before heading to the Lake Hotel for the night.
The three of us at Canyon.

Fire near Dunraven Pass.  Nick, Janet and I
had a picnic at this spot earlier this summer.
Tuesday morning we got an early start and headed to the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole, WY.  We saw a bull elk standing in the middle of a pond - awesome!  After spending the morning in the Grand Tetons, we had lunch in Jackson Hole and played tourist before Ardell and Ann headed back to Salt Lake City.

Great fun having them visit!!

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