Monday, July 26, 2010

Island Park/Yellowstone Weekend

I had the 24th of July off for the State Holiday so we decided to take a quick trip up to Idaho and get out of the heat. I left all my flowers and gardens not sure what state they would be in on my return, but we just needed to get out of town for a few days. We went up to Island Park with Jared and his fiance, Britney, Sarah and Jonathan. It was a little difficult getting off. Just driving down our street, the hood on the suburban suddenly popped up and the safety latch didn't catch. Fortunately, we were able to pull over to the side of the road without incident and secure the hood. Prior to that I lost my wallet at Walmart buying groceries to take up with us. I called the service desk and it had been turned in. That is one of the reasons I like living in Utah, people really are honest and good about turning in things they find. We did finally make it up to Island Park at about midnight. We spent Friday touring through Yellowstone National Park. We got to see Old Faithful blow, several elk and one lonely bison. It really wasn't hot, but it was sure crowded. On Saturday all the kids floated the Henry's Fork River water trail in the canoes. It is quite the trick getting two canoes on top of the suburban. They had fun and saw four moose while floating the river. Sherrie and I took an opportunity to hit Subway and have lunch. Sunday morning we left to return to Tooele. We stopped in Sugar-Salem at the cemetary to see Taylor's grave. Everything looked nice and we took a group photo (it is still on my phone so I will have to post it later).

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