Thursday, July 8, 2010

Four Years Of Fabulous Adventures...And Many More To Come

Yellowstone National Park, WY
Today is our 4th wedding anniversary.  It’s hard to believe that only four years ago life as husband and wife was just beginning.  We’ve sure had plenty of adventures in that time - numerous climbing trips (Colorado, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, South Dakota…),  visits to Yosemite, two broken ankles, an airborne car; the list goes on.
 Our adventure for today was far more subdued, which, for us, is a good thing.  Today’s task was exploring Old Faithful.  We arrived early and found seats on the benches; we certainly anticipated a good show.  The first eruption was less-than-impressive; the straight-on angle was not the best vantage point.  Afterward, ready to call the whole geyser experience a loss, we walked around the park and investigated the numerous  other thermal features.  As the temperature increased, the general attitude about geysers decreased, and soon it was time to refocus.  On our walk back, we saw another eruption of Old Faithful, and we were finally impressed.  
Still needing some pick-me-up, we stopped at the Old Faithful Inn and had an ice cream treat while we waited for Old Faithful to erupt once again.  After a far more impressive show, we headed to Black Sand Basin, a much shorter walk than the walk around Old Faithful.  Soon after, it was time to return to camp, where we now sit relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds.  A romantic after-dinner walk and some tasty margaritas were in order before we could officially call it a day (This Mexican girl likes to her tequila; she likes it a lot!).  Tomorrow, we will further explore this area of the park, and then we will head onto Lake area.  
Bri, if you’re reading this, thanks for the wonderful memories.  I know this is only the beginning, and already you’ve helped me grow into a better person.  I’m lucky to have you in my life.
Geyser exploration

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