Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cabin trip: Ricks, Ogden & Pickups!

My parents were nice enough to loan us their cabin for the majority of last week so we could vacation with friends. We went with our friends Sam and Kristol and Brian and Samantha. Oh, and these handsome guys came along too:

Daxton, Jackson and Simon. What a good-looking bunch! Ages: 13 months, 19 months, and 27 months. The three of them were a crack up and kept us entertained!

We spent a lot of time in Yellowstone and luckily we had great weather.

Yellowstone Falls
Old Faithful
Swimming at Firehole
That's Sean jumping in. We were all brave and jumped in the rapids. It was SO much fun! I can't wait to go back.
Pretty much the entire time Jackson was out of the water he was throwing rocks-- his favorite past time as of late.
We really should title our trip the "wildlife tour" because we saw almost every major animal. These include:
Buffalo/Bison
Elk
Grizzly bear!!!
It was super cool to see a grizzly in the wild. We saw it in the park walking along a hill near the Firehole River. I saw a black bear with my brother when I was a kid, but this was my first grizzly sighting.

We also saw wolves, a fox, a bald eagle, and deer. We kept joking that we really needed to see a moose to make our trip complete.

Big Springs: dangling feet after feeding the fish
We also enjoyed our fair share of games at the cabin. My dad just got a new pinball machine called "Big Buck Hunter" and it was a hit. I don't even love pinball, but that thing is addicting. Props to Brian for getting the new high score of 23 million! There were also some intense games of ping pong, pool, foosball, and darts.

I am not kidding when I say the guys were literally sweating during foosball.

The guys also went fishing a few times. Good thing they had awesome scenery because the fishing was not so successful...

On our last day we four wheeled up to the top of Mount Sawtelle. Guess what we saw on the way up-- Moose!!! It was a mother with two little calves. So cool. Our "wildlife tour" was complete!

Loved the view from the top.
The wildflowers were amazing so I made everyone stop on our way back down for a picture. I'm glad I did because I love this one.

We made some good memories had such a great time with everyone. Until next time!

5 comments:

Beth said...

Sounds like an awesome week. I have great memories at the cabin. I'm glad you have such a nice place to "get away" to.

Andrea S. said...

So Fun!! I haven't been to big springs forever! We are going to take our boys up soon!

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Mark and Lachelle said...

I LOVE cabin trips!! They're the best! I'm jealous that you guys had good weather while you were in Yellowstone. We just got back...and the weather SUCKED! It was like 40 degrees and raining!! One day is was maybe in the high 50's. Lame.

Heidi said...

Please let me whittle wood with you sir!!!