Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
If the first three long horn sheep were not on the roadside we never would of noticed the ones on the hillside.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
An up close and personal view with a Bison.
Check out the reflection in the hood of Brian's truck. It was definately too close for me, and Brian was on cloud 9.
An archway at the north entrance to the park:
Yellowstone National Park
For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People
Created by Act of Congress
Ski slope in Jackson Hole
Another view of the slopes in Jackson Hole. We saw several skiers and snowboarders making their way down the hills. Some with their dogs running behind. They must have hiked up in order to ski down since the lifts were not running. Now that is exercise.
I'll try to take a few more photos of the town today before we leave for Yellowstone. It is a beautiful community with an old western flair.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Elk horn Archway over the roadway in town.
We traveled north towards Jackson, weaving in and out of states. Starting out in Nephi, Utah, then crossing over into Wyoming, then back to Utah, back to Wyoming, then into Idaho and finally back into Wyoming. It was quite an interesting drive north towards Yellowstone.
See we did go over into Idaho.
Unfortunately Utah doesn't welcome its travelers with a sign. At first I thought that I had missed the sign when we first came over the state line from the Grand Canyon yesterday. However after traveling in and out of Utah today, there weren't any signs. So Brian and I decided to take photos of the Wyoming and Idaho welcome signs.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This morning we visited the Glen Canyon Dam. It is constructed in much the same manner as Hoover Dam. At the visitors center we purchased a Utah map so we could figure out our path for the day. We went north to Bryce Canyon. On our way into the park we saw a peek of the HooDoo’s They are rock columns and suppose to look like people. Some of the photos above show my favorite sights for the day. After going to Bryce Canyon we hit the highway again and ended our day in Nephi, Utah, just outside of Provo, Utah.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Vinnie, Carla and Brian
Snowy mountains somewhere around Flagstaff.
Indian Arts and Crafts Fair at a scenic overlook.
Brian and I enjoyed our trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon with my brother, Vinnie and his wife Carla. The sights were incredible. The Grand Canyon is a sight I hope everyone has a chance to see. You can't quite get the magnitude of the Grand Canyon until you see it in person. Many people told us that and when I stood on the overlook at the first vista point while in the park, I knew they were right. It is incredible!
At the end of our journey, Vinnie and Carla drove south and we drove east to get around the canyon so we could head north. We are grateful for their hospitality during the last week. It allowed us to be able to spend time with all of Brian's relatives in the greater Phoenix area. Thank you Vinnie and Carla. Tonight we are spending the night in Page, Arizona.
Friday, April 17, 2009
This place is a no nonsense place but is quite well known for their burgers. I have to agree, great burgers.