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Yellowstone Vacation — Junior Ranger

This post is not as long as the other ones about our trip to Yellowstone, but it is longer than most. Feel free to jump straight to the bottom to see the photos. But don’t forget to come back later to read the story! On our third full day in Yellowstone we again decided to get up early and hit the highway instead of cooking breakfast. We went back to the gas station to buy breakfast and then headed back down the road to Hayden Valley. The scenic landscape in the valley had been so beautiful the day before, and it was so exciting to see the … Continue Reading ››

Yellowstone Vacation — Hayden Valley and Old Faithful

This is another really long post, so feel free to jump straight to the bottom to see the photos. But don't forget to come back later to read the story! For our second day in Yellowstone we decided to get up early and hit the highway right away instead of cooking breakfast at the campsite. There is a gas station adjacent to the Canyon campground so we went there for fuel: gas, coffee, tea, milk, and cinnamon buns. We wanted to be on the road in the early hours of the morning in order to have the best chance at seeing big game (and of course for … Continue Reading ››

Yellowstone Vacation — Calgary to Yellowstone

I've wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park for years (as long as I can remember really) and Louise and I have often talked about going there. Every time it came up we ended up deciding that it was a little bit too far away and too ambitious a trip. But when we had some unplanned vacation time to use up this summer, and when Louise kept telling me that she wanted to do more camping this year, the conversations kept returning to Yellowstone. We finally decided to just do it. Uncharacteristically for us, we made the decision little more than a week in advance, … Continue Reading ››

Vacation in Jamaica — Day 6

The highlight of this day was definitely in the water. For me at least. This story actually started on day 5, but I forgot to write about it... Louise had been having trouble clearing her ears over the previous few dives and even had to abort the first dive on Day 4. Although that was sad, she was lucky enough to see a small pod of dolphins while on the boat (2 adults and a baby). She almost had to abort again on Day 4, but after a couple of attempts (and some good advice from one of the divemasters) she finally made it down! We … Continue Reading ››

Favorite Photos on Flickr

XT_00045 B&W 2As some of you may have already seen, I've created a Flickr site to share some of my personal favorite photos. I will continue to post all of my regular photojournalistic style photos of family events, trips, etc. here as I have always done, while my Flickr account will see only the best of those and also some more artistic (or photoshoppped) images that may not get posted here.
There is a permanent link to a slideshow … Continue Reading ››