Here's a few more pics from Grand Teton that got hidden away and didn't make the last post. Here's James playing with his iphone's panorama:
And Catherine meditating on the enormity of it all:
These were the kiddos at about 11pm when we arrived. Catherine didn't sleep at all in the car with the exception of a possible 5 mins. right before we had our buffalo scare. Catherine was bouncing around the room and Matthew was just being a goober:
Catherine enjoying herself at dinner:
More sunset photos from the restaurant:
The park as we left the next morning. There were some elk off in the distance:
As we were driving in the car the kids were getting a little antsy. I was going over the itinerary with Matthew and he informed us "NO! I don't want to go see geysers." The back story on this is that he is totally freaked out by the fake, incredibly noisy geyser at the Museum of the Rockies. We've been trying to explain to him that sometimes we do things he likes and sometimes he has to do things that just mommy and daddy want to do. So, he had to go to the geysers (which he actually really likes once he gets on the boardwalks) and then he could pick an activity. His activity was throwing rocks in the water. Shocking I know. It was a good choice I think we all enjoyed the stop:
I find this all truly amazing as Matthew is neither light on his feet or quiet when he hikes by any stretch.
We saw the snake on our last hike of the day as we went to check out the Boiling River:
The next day Catherine and Georgina rocked out before it was sadly time to say goodbye:
We sure did have a good time and love it when they can visit. Matthew has been packing my suitcase (with the ever practical smorgasbord ever since and heads toward the door (or out the door if he's feeling ornery) announcing he's off to the airport to see Ed and "Gorgina".