Thursday, October 19, 2006

That's some liquid hot magma...eh Boo Boo


We haven't talked in a while. Currently we're in Minneapolis and about to depart for Chicago tomorrow. For those that thought we were living permanently in a shack in Alaska, let me catch you up. We took a 4 day ferry from Haines, AK to Seattle. After taking gunther into a specialist, we finally caught a break and he had the rotten thing fixed in about an hour. Elated with the clean bill of health, we took off east in hopes of making up for lost time and getting through The Great Plains before serious weather.

We made the most out of the frantic pace by stopping in rugged Montana for a visit with the Rachel's cousins, the Tomlinsons. We drove through of the most serene landscapes of the trip in the Shoshone mountains of Wyoming, full of ponies. We spelunked in a big cave full of gems in the Black Hills. And finally, we patriotically gazed at Mt Rushmore...which is basically the only reason to ever go through South Dakota.




But of all the stops, nothing compared to Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Regardless of the Old Faithful hype, it's a genuine spectacle of geothermal activity and the most unique nature I have yet to see in this country. We froze our butts off in the snow at each stop just to get a few more glipses at divine art being continually sculpted in nature. Oh and the tatonka are preety rad too. Here are a few photos since I'm really not sure how to describe the place. Enjoy. - JJ












2 Comments:

Anonymous joey's maui mama said...

Yellowstone is amazing---cool pix. Say hi to JR.
We love you.
Mom

10/21/06, 10:19 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

You guys are my heros...thank you for taking me to Yellowstone...can't wait to get there someday!
P.S. Glad to hear you guys are finally back on the road with a healthy van!

10/23/06, 3:32 PM  

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