Going camping when you are pregnant, and sick with young children, in bear country, during several rainstorms is not for the faint of heart, or the intelligent. ;) I am not sure this was our best idea, however, that being said, we did have several wonderful moments on our trip and I know Brandon and Grant will never forget the fun memories we made.
After we got our camp set up we went to Old Faithful the boys could not get enough of the lodge, they thought everything was amazing. :)
The next morning we woke up very early so that we could drive to the "Serengetti of America" (Lamar Valley) and look for animals. We had very little luck. We did get to see a decent-sized heard of bison as we were leaving, and the boys were thrilled to pet a few horses. :)
There was no cell service in most of the park, so Wyn and Dee Ann who were vacationing in West Yellowstone with Ann Dee and Megan, came to find us, they did just as we pulled into our camp. It was raining, but our tent was working marvelously at keeping the rain out, :) so we decided to stick it out and begin dinner, just as Wyn and Dee Ann were leaving the clouds cleared and sunshine dried everything up. We fixed dinner, hot dogs, and dessert, raspberry cobbler. While we were finishing dinner one of camping neighbors came over to borrow our ax, as he came back to return it he over heard me mention that we were going to need more briquettes so he brought over a large and nearly full bag for us as well as a great pile of wood all 2X4's around 2' long. The boys were thrilled! I intentionally did not bring any toys for our trip, and this firewood proved to be great entertainment for the rest of the week. :) We then offered our neighbors some cobbler and had so much fun chatting with them.
That night it began raining lots while we were in our tent, so we brought our new blocks in and the boys built all sorts of fun things for their stuffed animals. :)
The next morning we let the boys have a bath in the big Jacuzzi tub, they thought that was terrific!!
All in all it was a great vacation, hard work, very, very hard work, but still so much fun and the memories we made were priceless!!! :)