"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas in Yellowstone

Robyn, Courtney and Benjamin wearing our Christmas hats in Lamar Valley.
 I am just coming down from two manic weeks of holiday celebrations.  Two of my three children came to Yellowstone for some festive Yellowstone Christmas cheer.  We had been planning their visit for a couple of months.  I had made reservations to snowmobile from Mammoth to Old Faithful on Christmas Day but with a lack of snow the trip was cancelled but we found plenty to do in the rest of the Park.
 We took a small hike to the Boiling River.  Benjamin was the only one who decided to take a dip in the steamy water.
Patrick and Courtney

Courtney mugging for the camera.  Notice the snowball that her brother launched at her.

A snowball payback for Benjamin, compliments of his sister.
We took in the sites of Mammoth by talking a walk through the area.  We also watched a movie at the Visitor Center and had a Christmas night meal at the Mammoth Dining Room.  Christmas in Yellowstone is a wonderful experience.......especially when it is shared with the ones you love!