Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Yellowstone Birthday

Now that we live where the deer and the antelope play, it seemed like a grand idea to head to Yellowstone National Park for my birthday day! It was a little ironic that I choose to spend my day with Old Faithful. (go ahead and snicker!) Although I'm not as quite as old as she is, I certainly have spent plenty of time blowing off steam in my lifetime!

Interestingly enough, there were a few other irony's throughout the day.

My surface has also started to dry and crack!

I also use warm mud potions!

I DO walk slippery when I am wet!

As if the wonder of an old geyser, blowing steam every 90 minutes wasn't enough to wow the crowd, my kids decided a little after blow show would be in order. Old people really seem to like this kind of thing. I'm not saying I liked it, because I'm sure not admitting I'm old.

I think the kids enjoyed the Gift Shop as much as anything!

Even in a National Park Gift Shop Andrew can find a CD to get excited about!

Our last adventure in "The Park" (as us locals call it!) was a dip in the Boiling River. No kidding! See all of those people in the background? This is a hot-spring-fed river that has the perfect temperature for just about anyone, if you can only find the right spot!

The water that is cascading down the rocks is from a hot water spring, and you could see the steam coming off of it. So imagine where the kids are here, would be like hot bath water. You do not see me in this shot because, well frankly, I don't like sweating IN the water. I'm back a few feet, to where the spring water and the river water mixed to a sensible refreshment.

Oh, and we swam with large animals.
This lady and her BFFs had a Girl's Day Out at the Boiling River, too.

So after a wonderful day trip to "The Park" we arrived home early enough to
indulge in a yummy chocolate birthday cake with the biggest candle ever!
And if I look a bit tired, it's probably because my mud mask is overdue!


The Castles said...

you are so funny.
i laughed as i was eating my cereal this morning.

rissaroe said...

I loved this post! So funny! Happy Birthday and I'm glad you got to do something extra fun to celebrate!!

Trish said...

Let's not focus on the "Old"...just the "faithful"! And faithful you are my friend. That sounds like something Yoda would say. Happy Day to you!

Janna said...

I was reading this with Eli (who's 4) and he said "Who's that lady with the birthday cake?" And I said it's a friend. He said "Is it her birthday?" I said yes. So he said "Well, maybe we should get in the car and take a present to her." He's so sweet. I'm glad you had a great birthday!!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! I too, had a birthday last week. It's good to be alive!