Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Family Reunion/Vacation


Ok everyone, gird your loins (or so to speak) this is going to be another long one! I have a lot of fun pictures of the places we got to see and I just can't resist sharing! Sadly we really only have one picture of us because we were always the ones taking the pictures :) oh well! I think Isaac might have some on his camera so I will try to get those and post them later. Ok so the first place we went was Yellowstone, and we camped in Mammoth. The picture at the top is the view from the bridge as you are leaving Mammoth Hot Springs. The weather was great so we got to take the harley's on every trip through the park. So we had four harleys and then Jessie's suburban for those who were either not riding at all or who were waiting their turn.....see picture below...

So in Yellowstone, the first place we went was West Yellowstone to go to church, and then we went to Old Faithful and I was so happy that I got to see the Inn, since that is one of my favorite places to be! So here are a few pictures of that....(mostly for mom since she loves it as much as I do!) Just a note...the red sunglasses that are in my hand in the third picture would soon be lost as they fell off of my face on our ride the next day. :( Oh well I guess that means I get new ones right.....;)








So the next day we did two really amazing rides we went out through the park and went through Cooke City, and rode the Chief Joseph Trail which was amazing and at the top it talked about the battle that led Chief Joseph and a few others to lead their tribes up there. On the way down we saw a bear!!!  Right after that we rode the Beartooth, which is one of, if not the highest elevation that you can ride to on a motorcycle and it was really cold, (that is where I lost my glasses by the way...poo) but it was worth it because it was so beautiful! So here are some pictures of yellowstone on the way out, and then of Chief Joseph, and then of Beartooth. (I told you it would be long ;))








Ok those were Yellowstone here is Chief Joseph, and by the way I have decided that Isaac looks the coolest on a motorcycle hee hee don't tell Albert!








And now Beartooth....(I know I should make myself choose which pictures to post and believe me I am...this is the abbreviated version!)




After we left Yellowstone, we went to Heise Hot Springs which is right outside of Idaho Falls, and that is where my mother-in-law's family holds their family reunion. So that is where we stayed for the rest of the week! On one of the days we went to Jackson Hole and we went to the Grand Teton, and we saw a moose....A MOOSE I am not lying mom I really saw one! :) So here are some pictures of that...





Ok so those are all of the pictures that I have of our trip. While we were at the reunion we had a blast! We got to go swimming at a really fun pool with a water slide and a diving board, and we had lots of good food and relaxing time. Oh yes and I got to read the 4th book of the twilight series......Soooooooooooooooooo good!!! Now that I have sufficiently tired you of my trip it is time for me to go have some lunch! 
Love The Shavers

5 comments:

Life According to Scott said...

Liz, I love the pictures.. reminds me of my college years so many years ago when I spent the whole summer there.. wait I spent every summer there.

I did not know you were back from your family reunion or I would have invited you guys over monday night.

I miss seeing you and cant wait to see you again. Are you guys going to Rick's for college in January?

The Shavers said...

I know we were a little exhausted! But would have loved to come...we have to hook up for a Indian food date at Muhammad's new restaurant!! And yes we will be leaving in January for school!

Candy said...

Yay Liz! I am so glad that you guys are back. And the pictures are beautiful, maybe you should be a photographer. And by the by, how are you feeling these days? Love you

Anonymous said...

I for one completely enjoyed and feasted on every single photo...first, because you were traversing some of my favorite country; and, secondly, because it was fun to vicariously go on your trip with you. The Inn's magic came through in the photos...and a moose...really?? I'm pretty sure it was just a horse in costume!! Love, mom

Anonymous said...

Liz, life seems pretty exciting for you right now. I am so glad you hooked up with a family with as much energy and enthusiasm as ours. I would hate to see you living a boring life. No chance of that. Love, Dad