Grand Tetons

[photo removed] Yes…I did take the picture above. Yellowstone has nothing on the Grand Tetons it seems…other than more bison and imminent volcano death. The Tetons, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are so far the most beautiful place that I have been in the...

Old Faithful

There was already a crowd gathering on the circular wooden walkway around Old Faithful. You can practically see the thing from the main gift shop and I had already just looked at dozens of keychains, post cards, mugs, and other Chinese made goodies showing the famous...

Yellowstone Wildlife

The photo above sums it up! Wow. The more we drive through Yellowstone National Park, the more incredible encounters we have. This place is one giant zoo without fencing. Our first day in the park, we were calling out wildlife spottings with all the ferocity of a...

Welcome to Yellowstone!

As prairie and grasslands finally gave way to hills and mountains, and I was burning up my camera shutter like a Japanese tourist on meth….I knew that our quest, the highlight of our two-week minivan excursion had finally come to pass: Yellowstone National Park....

Mount Rushmore

[Photo removed] Finally — something big. I saw Mount Rushmore for the first time from the road, and just the sheer size of the thing was enough to make me sit in silent wonder as we got closer. The size of the crowd pushing strollers and toting camera bags was...