Friday, July 8, 2011

Grand Tetons & Yellowstone

(Ok so my blog might be slowly do I get my own picture in the background?!)

Anyway! Here is what this post is going to contain:
1. All the brief thoughts I have jotted down in my iphone notepad while I did not have 3G...or perhaps any service at all in Wyoming/Yellowstone.
2. Pictures!

Longer trip thoughts will come later. So here it goes:

  • I feel like I'm going to have to pull over and highway wilder-pee. Fo real. It's that bad.
  • I have a bug bite the size of China on my forehead, and I "showered" this morning using a Coleman handiwipe. How hardcore are you? ha
  • If you want to see our economic recovery plan in action...just drive west. You can't miss it when you have to waste chunks of time sitting in one way road construction traffic.
  • I feel like I'm going to smell like a rotten egg by the end of the day. Yellowstone...kinda smells.
  • Seen one geyser...seen em all. Idk. Much more impressed by the canyon and falls than the weird geothermal stuff.
  • There is some New Yorker next to me making a video about Yellowstone Canyon. I had to turn around to smile to myself about his accent and enthusiasm.
  • There is a young couple walking around, and the guy has no shirt on. I've seen them multiple times today. What's the name of that MTV show where girls date dbags?
  • Just sayin, if you feel like taking a legit cross country road trip, you really need to know how to read a map. I haven't had service 80% of my trip thus far. 
  • The way people stop for wildlife around here...I mean am I heartless if I just totally do not care? Animals schmanimals.
  • I have taken a picture of a bald eagle (kind of sweet) and some buffalo just because everyone else was. ha.
  • Apparently a bear killed someone in Yellowstone for the first time since the 80's the day before I was there. So they closed the road where the guy and his wife were hiking. Like bears never travel elsewhere.
  • I love nature but I also love civilization. I was dying for a cheap bed. So I drove on to Idaho Falls for a cheap hotel room. And I'm glad I did!
A couple of notes from sermons I listened to:
  • If something stops growing it stops living.
  • Comfortable faith is no faith at all.
  • Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither.
And a couple of bigger, deeper thoughts from myself:
  • Science-type or some philosophical people say they don't believe in God because you can't actually see him. Like it's ridiculous, because we believe in something we can't see. Some of them think we are just nuts. But when I look around at such grand nature.....I have to conclude that they're the nutty ones. To think that this all came out of some big bang?? Are you serious? How can you look at such beauty and not know it had to come from something bigger...something beautiful and loving? Jesus might not be walkin' around today, but I tell you what, I see God EVERY day.
  • And then...if God can make things as great as what I can see in nature, how much greater works does and can He do in His children...US...whom He loves??

Oh, dude. My Prius MPG so far has been 45.5 Apparently when I'm not in a hurry to get somewhere, I actually get the EPA. Lovin' it.

A few photos...many more to come later on FB.

Grand beautiful.

Bison...through the window. Careful, they could kill you.(That's what they say)

Old Faithful.

Paint Pot. Whatever the heck that means. Lots of these. Smelled.

The best part of the day...looks fake in pictures.Yellowstone canyon.

Lower falls. 

Well....that is all for today! Thanks for keeping up. Tomorrow it's off to Craters of the Moon and Boise with Bailey. Still looking for any connections in Portland or San Fran...hit me up if you've got em! 

God bless.


Allyson. said...

Duuuuuuude. It sounds like your trip has been amazing, and those pictures are incredible. Keep having an awesome time!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Love this. Keep Posting! and keep taking notes!...and photos...take lots of photos!

Unknown said...

I took that same canyon picture yesterday! I'd have to agree about the falls--much cooler than the geysers.
I'm glad you got to see everything, and I'm sorry we couldn't meet up. Timing just wasn't in our favor. I'll look forward to hearing more about your trip!

Tyler said...

Also, the last comment was me. Oops.