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Back From Yellowstone

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 11:49 am

For the last week, I’ve been in Yellowstone Park. Even though it rained every day and hailed almost every day, it was beautiful. We saw the Paint Pots, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs. Mike took over 800 pictures and he is planning on putting up the definitive Yellowstone website, since most of them are incomplete or just advertisements for travel agencies.

Even though the park was so beautiful, I would have been happy to just sit in the cabin every day. We really lucked out this time. The cabin was brand new and a total luxury setup. We stayed at The Pines at Island Park and it was absolutely fabulous. There were six of us staying there, but the place could have slept ten easily. We brought our DVDs and watched movies almost every night. We had a private hot tub on the porch and we used it almost every night. It felt so great to sit in the hot water while the cold air surrounded us. The steam from the tub reminded me of the Paint Pots we had seen earlier in the day except without the risk of a horrible death by scalding.

I brought a bunch of books to read and ideas to write about and yarn to crochet, but I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I thought I would. I guess if I want to work on my vacation, I need to not call it a vacation. I really just relaxed and hung out. We were supposed to return on Wednesday, but Mike and I stayed three extra days just to finish off the week properly. With that extra day, we were able to get up to Mammoth Hot Springs, which was worth every penny.

I actually came back on Saturday, so I could have written yesterday, but I’m feeling a little tired from all the activity. I don’t know how regular my writing is going to be over the next week or so. I thought that I would have so much time to write while I was gone, but I didn’t write anything except a few entries in my Yellowstone journal. I thought that not writing might let me fill up with ideas, but I’m feeling empty right now. I guess the only thing that keeps me filled up with ideas for writing is writing itself.


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