"Some people do not have to search, for they find their niche easily in life and rest there seemingly contented and resigned. At times, I envy them, but usually I do not understnad..and seldom do they understnad me. I am on of the searches. There are, I believe, millionsof us. We are not unhappy, but n neither are we completely content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power and unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests, mountains, deserts, hiddern rivers, and lovely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as our laughter; to share our sadness with the ones we love is perhaps as great a joy as we know. Unless it is to share our laughter. We searchers are ambitious but only for life itself and anything beautiful it can provide. Most of all, we want to love and be loved, to live in a relationship that will not impede our wanderings and prevail our search. We do not want to prove ourselves to others or compete for love. This passage is for wanderers, dreamers, and lovers who dare to ask of life, everything which is good and beautiful." ~Found in the door of a deserted store in Colorado

Monday, May 26, 2008

Bison are HUGE!

Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to go on a guided tour through the lower loop of Yellowstone National Park! Jay works for Snake River Lodge and was able to hook us up with a free trip. This was my first time visiting Yellowstone and it was amazing and beautiful. It was kind of chilly and there is still snow on the ground there but it was a great trip none-the-less! We saw bison, elk, coyote, moose, but no bears unfortunately. Below are some pics from my trip...Enjoy :)

View of the Tetons from Grand Teton National Park

Entering Yellowstone

Lewis Falls

Old Faithful...I hate to say it but it really isn't that great. There are so many other things in the park that are amazing...but this seems to be one of the main attractions.

So bison are HUGE! We were crazy close to this bison!

Jay touching the bison...well almost ;)

Rolling in the mud

Hot geyser...Yellowstone holds 1/3 of the worlds geysers!

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Lower Falls

Jay, me, and Amy enjoying the sights!

Out guide Jason, me, and Jay

Bison traffic jam...they always have the right of way :)

Well, that is all for now. I hope you enjoyed my pics from Yellowstone. I love and miss you all bunches and bunches. See ya :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Southern California Road Trip 2008

Jackson is fantastic and wonderful in many ways, but after a long winter, we are ready to leave the valley and go some place warm and sunny! So, Jenny and I decided to take a road trip to southern California. Our first destination was Carlsbad, CA (just north of San Diego) to beach camp for 2 nights and then we drove up the coast and chilled on the beach in Huntington Beach and then on to Ventura, CA where we took the ferry boat over to the Channel Islands National Park. We hiked and camped on Santa Cruz Island for a couple days and then we continued on to Yosemite National Park to hike and camp for a couple days as well. After Yosemite, we headed home to Jackson (where it is still fairly chilly but a lot of snow has melted off so that is good).

For both Jenny and I, this was our first trip to CA so we really enjoyed all of the new experiences and adventures! I took a ton of pictures but none of them really due the sites we saw any justice. But I wanted to share all of them with you, so below is a link for you to view them..ENJOY! :)