Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our week of Adventures!! Picture overload

This week James took his vacation days so we decided to do a few things.. I don't know why but it ended up being an animal adventure.. First we went to the Dinosaur Museum in Lehi. That night we spent the night at the Holiday Inn Express that has a water park inside of it and it was super fun! The next day we went to the Zoo. James has only been with us to the zoo once since Jayven was born so it was super fun to have him go with us!! When we left the kids were out before we got to the main road! It was pretty funny so worn out.. We ended up stopping in Layton to go to dinner and since we were right by Chuck E Cheese and we LOVE going there thats where we ended up for a few hours. That was also nice to have James go cause it has been a while since he has gone with us.. So later on that night we got home and we were debating on a few ideas on what to do the rest of the week.. So we finally decided we would get up the next morning and head to Yellowstone!! :) We left at like 10 and made it there by 2 with a few stops in Pocatello and Rexburg. We got there and got into our room and headed for the road again! First we saw some elk and buffalo and then on to Old Faithful. We just barely missed it so we had to wait over an hour for the next one. Not so fun when you have kids that just want to go go and go and a husband who just wanted to sit. lol So I walked with the boys a bit and sat for a bit.. It finally happened and then we were off again.. Jayven thought it was pretty cool but he didn't understand that it was a natural thing and not just a cool water fall. Onto our next adventure was to Hayden Valley where we could see some more animals. We were able to see 2 coyote, 1 wolf, 5 BEARS, buffalo, and some more elk! Jayven absolutely loved seeing the bears it was pretty neat it was a momma and 3 cubs grizzlies, and then another area we saw the 5th bear which was a black bear. Fun! :) We were told by a few people that bears were no where to be found, we didn't believe them but also wanted to see them so we searched and searched. One lady told us that they were headed higher to find hibernation! LOL didn't they just get out of hibernation?? we seriously just laughed.. We saw them so it was all good..
We headed back to the hotel because the road was closed after a certain hour and we weren't sure what time it closed so we hurried back we got to the room and went to eat and it was the WORST experience ever!! Gross food!!! So James rushed back to the room because he was sick to his tummy, Luke fell and cut his eye open, we got kicked out of our hotel room.. Talk about a bad night!! We were so ready to get home.. We left the next morning saw more animals, Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Bear Lake and home!! We couldn't be happier to be home it was an extremely long drive with the boys!!
Here are some pictures of our adventures.. Random order...
Dinosaur Museum


The Hotel Pool

Waitin for Old Faithful

Chuck E Cheese
Grand Teton

Bears!! :)