After a somewhat lazy Sunday with rain, games and good friends, our next week was another fun filled adventure. We kicked off the week with a picnic complete with balloon animals, tattoos and sno-cones!
Catherine is certainly slow and steady while Matthew raced ahead with his buddy and then took breaks. However, Catherine did the entire thing by herself, even after I was tempted to give in and give her a piggy back ride. The trail is a little over 2 miles round trip but it's about a 700 foot change in elevation. Here we are goofing around at the back of the pack:
We ended up with intermittent rain as we packed Friday and by the time we hit the entrance to Yellowstone it was POURING and mud and rocks were cascading down the cliffs near Mammoth. The rain let up to a light sprinkle while we set up camp and it proceeded to rain the rest of the evening. Two kiddos ready for bed:
The next morning it was lightly sprinkling as we started on breakfast but it ended up pouring down by the time we ate, so it was time to put our fancy minivan to good use.
On our way out we stopped in for a picnic along the river and were treated to two bald eagles, one who ended up doing some fairly successful fishing, at least we think!