“It is an incalculable added pleasure to any one’s sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly and imperfectly, how to read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature.” – T. Roosevelt

With that idea in mind … to teach our kids to read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature … we went on a great adventure last week.

A 250 mile road trip to Yellowstone National Park.

Two moms.

Four kids (which means four car seats.)

A rented Suburban.

Way too many snacks (because with four kids, there never seem to be enough snacks).

And more than a little enthusiasm for 13 hours on the road!



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“The Park is just a howling wilderness of three thousand square miles, full of all imaginable freaks of a fiery nature.” – R. Kipling

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It’s also a good place to find a bench and relax.

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Note the lovely glare?  It’s true … just because the dude is carrying a really fancy camera, there’s no guarantee he knows how to take a picture 🙂

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Somehow … 13 hours, 250 miles, 35 bathroom stops, snack stops, nature walks, rock climbs and races …. we are all still friends and reminded just how lucky we are to live so close to this amazing gift.
Happy Monday!

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