Sunday, August 23, 2009


Last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to go to the annual Perkins Family Reunion. This year they went to Yellowstone. I had never been to Yellowstone and I was quite excited for this trip. Cody wasn't able to make the trip due to work. Rather then me driving alone I rode along with Mick and Jen and the girls. We all met up in Rexburg, which was another first for me since I had never been there either. I was able to see the new Rexburg Temple as we took our exit from the freeway. Its a very beautiful Temple. After we stopped for lunch in Rexburg we were on our way to Yellowstone. As we were driving to Yellowstone it reminded me a lot of driving to Mt Rainier. It was so nice seeing huge pine trees. I didn't realize how much I had missed all the green. We made a few stops before seeing Old Faithful, and I was impressed with everything that I saw. I would just stand there and take in all the scenery. We had great weather on friday it was nice and warm and a nice little breeze. It was so fun watching the kids take everything all in. As we drove to see Old Faithful I couldn't believe how beautiful yellowstone was. Being a girl from the Northwest it was so nice to see all the green it did make me miss home a lot!!! When we arrived to Old Faithful we had a little time before it went off, we went to a lodge and had dinner. As we were done with dinner you could tell it was about time for Old Faithful to go off because everyone was standing around. I was really excited to see Old Faithful go off, its much better in person then it is on tv. After seeing Old Faithul we headed to our cabins which was about 45 minute drive. They were really cute cabins and we were all lucky enough to have them all together. When we got there you could tell that all the Big Kids (adults) just wanted to head to bed. Saturday was a pretty laid back day we went to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and that was just breath taking. The kids were able to listen to a Park Ranger while we were there. We saw LOTS of Bison, as we all got out of the car 2 bison decided to go out into the street and stop traffic. Those 2 didn't want to move for anything until a Park Police showed up and got them to move so traffic could start up again. We also saw Elk and Deer, I didn't see any bears. The cabins we stayed in were really cute, I loved how they were all decorated. The cabins were also near a lake, which was down a ways but it was still pretty seeing it everyday! I was very happy to be able to make this trip. A huge thanks to Mike and Ruth for making this trip happen. It was great to get away from normal everyday life and have some family time.

beautiful scenery

Old Faithful

Bison on the road way!