Monday, September 14, 2009

The Grand Canyon & Mesquite Nevada September 2009

The Grand Canyon North Rim Unbelievable
We ate Dinner at 9:30 pm after a 2 1/2 hour wait in some really fancy Restaurant at The Lodge!!! Too bad they were also almost out of everything including Prime Rib, sour cream and they didn't even have Creme Brule?(my weakness with dessert)!!!
Sunset was Gorgeous
Mark & Michelle (Chris's sister & husband) came with us and they are so dang adorable expecially Michelle's 8 mo. pregnant belly!
Tristan seriously fell asleep waiting for dinner

"The view up here!!!"

I love that they look "little" in these enormous wooden chairs.

These were the cutest little cabins. We thought we were staying in a hotel room but when we got there this was the room, these were even better. Tristan had to try out the bed (it works for jumping).

We stayed 2 nights in Mesquite Nevada where we went Cosmic bowling and did a little swimming.

Michelle was our top bowler that night...(not to mention we had the bumpers up for the kids)

My Boys Truly Love their aunt Michelle!
Chris and Mark at The shooting range, playing with guns.

The Casablaca pool is SO cold but it was so HOT that you actually want to get in (even me, I HATE COLD WATER).

SO....I NEVER Gamble, BUT while we were in Mesquite I was so bored waiting for Chris that I sat down at a penny slot machine called "FORT KNOX" with $20. I know, I know.....I wasn't going to post this but I have a point to make. I don't know how long it was but long enough to watch two guys get in a fight and another sit down next to me telling me how the machines are just not paying off tonight (SCAREY)? Chris returns and says "lets go" I just kept saying "one more, one more" It was so funny when Chris looked at my Balance and said "Is that REAL money?" LOL!

I won almost $300 but my point is that I couldn't stop until Chris made me push the "Cash out" button & I really couldnt even tell how much I had won, because it counts in pennys (so deceiving).... DON'T DO IT!

Idaho Yellowstone Wyoming August 2009


So we were finally able to take a trip to Yellowstone National Park. Chris has been teasing me ever since we got married because I had never been to Yellowstone. This was a wonderful road trip and with so much Beauty along the way.
The most amazing part is that the boys were nearly perfect even in the car for up to 8 hours at a time! We stayed in the cutest little place called The Kelly Inn in Montana. (too bad Chris sold the trailer in April we could have camped...okay so really I loved having a comfy bed to sleep in).
Jackson Hole Wyoming Harley Store (we took this pic for Grandpa Chidester)

Don't they just look so grown up? : (

Upper Mesa Falls, Island Park Idaho

Someplace in Montana? It was a Bear & Wolf Museum

Upper Mesa Falls My Boys being well...themselves!

Old Faithful

This is the Yellowstone "Grand Canyon", yes there is one!

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Pow Wow in the Tee Pee

Bald Eagle

This is funny it was called the Mud Pots but it smelled so BAD of Sulfur! Tanner couldn't stand it!

Black Bear (the one we saw in wild)

Grizzly (we actually saw 4 in the wild it was amazing)

Eagle in nest


The Painted pots

Silly, Tristan takes after his Dad always teasing me (I am SO afraid of heights)!

Another Grizzly on our way out

Mamma Bear protecting her cubs in a Bear trap

Mesa Falls, Idaho

Grand Tetons Wyoming! SOOOOOOOOO Beautiful.