Time Well Spent

A couple of weeks ago our daughter, little Katie, and her family came to Wyoming for a long weekend vacation. They brought a tent and camped in the campground that Bill and I work in three days a week. I was not able to spend but one evening with them because I was in Arizona attending a funeral. Bill stayed in Wyoming because we did not want to have to cancel Katie’s vacation that had been in the works for a couple of months. While Katie and her family were here, Bill took them into Yellowstone to see Old Faithful one day, and the upper and lower falls the following day. They all said they had a good time and really enjoyed their stay.

This past Friday, our son Pat, his wife Celina, their son Aiden, and their daughter Hope (shown in the picture below) came and stayed three days in our campground. Aiden has a twin sister, Bailey, but she was not able to come this time.


Hope, shown below, is in the third grade, and wanted nothing more than to see a buffalo.


So, we all piled in our SUV, and off we went to Yellowstone in search of buffalo’s. We made a pit stop in Cooke City, a small quaint little  town along the Chief Joseph highway that leads into the northeast entrance of Yellowstone Park.




Once inside Yellowstone Park… we came right up upon just the sight Hope wanted to see… Buffalo’s a plenty!



Is this up close enough for you Hope?


This trip made the second time I’ve been in Yellowstone, and the third time for Bill. We’ve seen buffalo’s, grizzly bears, elk, and deer… but we had not seen any Big Horn Sheep… until this trip. Oh, what a thrill it was to see this big guy!


We continued along our way to the upper and lower falls, a beautiful area I never get tired of seeing.


Aiden thought it was a beautiful sight to see as well.


As we were walking along the trail to get a better look at the falls, I captured this big bull elk just standing there among the trees. So beautiful!


The beauty and power of the falls is just so amazing.


It was a picture perfect day, and time well spent with part of our family. Nothing means more to me than spending time with family and friends. It’s like finding the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!


Pat and his family are heading back to Grand Junction Colorado today. Safe travels back home kids, we love you, and until next time,

Stay Tuned!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joninmariegargoles
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 16:24:00

    Wow looks so scary


  2. gotham girl
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 16:24:18

    So wonderful you get to spend primo family time together! Great images!!! One can never tire of wild life…especially in this scenery!! Love you!


    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 15, 2016 @ 18:35:47

      Thank you GG. I’m still working on settings etc. with the camera. Looking forward to spending time with you and perhaps picking up a few tips from my pro-frister”. Love you. XoXo


  3. John Bernard Kirnberger
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 18:52:47

    Great pics


  4. Holly
    Aug 15, 2016 @ 20:48:44

    Hi Girlfriend,

    Now that was an exciting day. I showed Chuck and we both thought the people on the motorcycles were crazy.

    It looks like you really had a good time with the kids and grandkids.

    Hugs and loves,




    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 15, 2016 @ 20:54:41

      Oh, YES, and we could tell that they were actually scared… They tried to get by the buffalo’s but the buffalo’s wouldn’t move so one of the idiots on one of the motorcycles rived up his motor and tried to scare off the buffalo but that just pissed off the buffalo and it started snorting and going right after that guy. Some people are just to stupid to be out in nature… Love and hugs and counting the days now until we will be back home. XoXo


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