I'm back!

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Registered: 03-20-2003
I'm back!
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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 4:29pm

Hi! We had a great vacation. Still trying to get caught up at home now that we're back. The yard is out of control, as is the laundry. Today is Travis' 11th birthday! We got him some books, some tie dye t-shirts, and roller blades. He has 2 baseball games tonight and it is HOT out there. Would have been in the pool today but it needed to be vacuumed first and we've been busy running errands. We're having a family party here on Sunday, so have a lot of things to do between now and then!

We went to Yellowstone first, spent 3 days there. Then spent 4 days at a ranch outside the park. We went horseback riding twice (very fun!), white water rafting (Not fun! Terrifying, actually!), and saw all kinds of wildlife (deer, antelope, elk, bison, big horn sheep, moose, grizzly and black bears...everything but a wolf). Then we went to Devil's Tower, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and the Black Hills. Lots of driving, but we all had fun. :-)

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Registered: 06-06-2002
Fri, 06-18-2010 - 4:52am

Welcome back Amy!


All these words and place names from songs. movies, books! Glad you had a good time. I wouldn't fancy white water rafting at all.

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Registered: 09-06-2009
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 5:07pm
Glad you had a good time, Amy!! We'd like to get to Yellowstone one of these years. We *almost* went white water rafting in Duluth the year just DH and I went... I say almost because it ended up that the weather didn't cooperate and I was secretly glad! It looks fun but I think I'd be terrified the entire time...
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 1:15pm
I'll be the first to admit that I am not an adventurous gal, but I HATED the white water rafting. I was soooo scared!! Even once I realized I probably wasn't going to die, it just wasn't any fun. Getting bounced around and splashed in the face with freezing cold water just isn't my thing.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 1:17pm
Thanks Moss! We loved seeing all the wild life, especially the bears. I was glad we saw the bears on the road, near our cars, and not out on a trail in the middle of nowhere. I've read too much about bear attacks!
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