happy birthday yellowstone

“On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill creating Yellowstone Park, the first national park in the history of the world.”

Check out this great clip/article from Ken Burn’s America’s Best Idea, on PBS, to find out more about the interesting history of our first National Park.

πŸ™‚ My family visited Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2009, after I graduated from High School. And it was AMAZING! Such a gorgeous area, everywhere you look is beautiful. We spent 9 days camping there, and we still didn’t see everything, but we did see a lot! We have a lot of great family memories from visiting, and I took over 5,000 pictures. Would I go back? YES. Just to take pictures again, more and more of them! Haha! πŸ™‚

Here are a couple of my favorites!

Waiting too see the Geysers was definitely one of my favorite parts! But be prepared for some rather smelly experiences. ;)

Waiting too see the Geysers was definitely one of my favorite parts! But be prepared for some rather smelly experiences. πŸ˜‰

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Black Bear! Be prepared for "Bear Jams" as the Rangers call them. When one is along side the road, please just pull along (DO NOT get out of your car), take your picture, and then move on for other visitors! I'm sure you'll see more throughout your visit!

Black Bear! Be prepared for “Bear Jams” as the Rangers call them. When one is along side the road, please just pull along (DO NOT get out of your car), take your picture, and then move on for other visitors! I’m sure you’ll see more throughout your visit!

BUFFALO!!! Now when you first enter the park, you will want to stop and look at every buffalo you may see, but trust me, you will see MANY of these! :) They are everywhere!

BUFFALO!!! Now when you first enter the park, you will want to stop and look at every buffalo you may see, but trust me, you will see MANY of these! πŸ™‚ They are everywhere!

Bacteria Mat near a Hot spring.

Bacteria Mat near a Hot spring.

Thunderclouds moving in over Yellowstone Lake.

Thunderclouds moving in over Yellowstone Lake.

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Yellowstone Lake and Rainbow.

Yellowstone Lake and Rainbow.

Comment or message me if you have any questions about Yellowstone National Park. πŸ™‚