(I knit stockings for my cousin and his bride.)
September 30, 2014
We have a schoolboy?! It has been amazing to see Lincoln blossom and grow at kindergarten, although it is still terrible getting him up each morning. I'm not really looking forward to the teen years!
In August we ran up to the eastern side of South Dakota for the beautiful and fun wedding of my cousin Paul to his lovely and creative bride Alli.
Then, continuing our National Park visiting goal, we camped and hiked in the Badlands.
(A friendly group of Sturgis bikers snapped this picture!)
August 14, 2014
When we arrived in Jackson, WY prior to our trip into Grand Teton and Yellowstone, I had the boys drop me off at the local yarn shop.
It was a delightful little shop, and I found a lovely Wyoming made yarn, in the colorway Grass--a perfect choice, as we had been blown away by the gorgeous green grass we found in a wetter Wyoming.
June 19, 2014
We learned that four months out is way too late to plan to sleep in cabins in Yellowstone--they are all booked. Campsites, however, are available. Our problem? Tent camping and I are not friends. So, Mr. Cool got to work on turning our van into a serviceable camper--at least for sleeping!
Our campsite, however, was perfect--Madison campground. Just a short walk away from the Madison River--
June 18, 2014
Mr. Cool had visited Yellowstone the summer he turned 7, and I hadn't been since I was 10. We were surprised by the new stuff, and the memories that came flooding back--we hope the same for Lincoln in his future visits.
We saw loads of bison--always neat and imposing to see in person.
June 16, 2014
Neither Mark or had a big memory of Grand Teton from our childhood trips, so the sudden pop of mountains as we drove north from Jackson took our breath away.
Our first stop was Jenny Lake, where Lincoln experienced his first boat ride across the lake to our Hidden Falls hike.
Our cute little cabin at Colter Bay was our base for exploring Jackson Lake.
We toured some other views across Jenny Lake--stunning.