Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Home from Yellowstone, Off to Massachusetts

What a busy summer we've had---so much traveling and so many visitors coming to see us!  It has been a great summer, but certainly too short...
Uncle Tom (or "Mom" or "T-Mom"-for little boys who can't quite begin a word with the "tuh" sound just yet) came out earlier this month for a 2-week visit.  We had a great trip up to Cody, Wyoming, where we went to a rodeo and stayed at Buffalo Bill's Hotel.  Buffalo Bill was quite fond of Benjamin and took his picture with him.  Next we went up to Red Lodge, Montana, a first for Benjamin and me.  We headed south to Yellowstone National Park where we saw lots of buffalo, as well as a momma & cub black bear and a grizzly bear.  Ben really loved all the wildlife.  
On our way home we went swimming in the Grand Teton National Park and stopped by Dinosaur National Monument---which, by the way, is not currently accessible, so we had to settle for the dinosaur gift shop one mile outside of the park.  
We had a great time on our trip.  Benjamin was such a good boy considering he was strapped in his car seat for a 6-day, 1700 mile road trip.  

Now we're all (AJ, Ben, and me) off to Massachusetts for Kristy's wedding.  We are so excited for a week's vacation and it's AJ and Ben's first time to the east coast---and it'll be Benjamin's first time to the ocean!  I can't wait to see him playing in the sand.  He's going to have so much fun!  We are going to explore some of Boston and then head for 3 nights of camping throughout Cape Cod.  Can't wait!!
I'll post more when we get back!