I have to admit that the 4th of July is not my favorite holiday. I know, I know that probably sounds horrible, but I hate all the traffic and people clustered together to watch fireworks that always seem to be the same as the year before. We decided to break away from the heat and crowds to our family cabin in Island Park. Don’t get me wrong it was still insanely busy there, but the atmosphere is just more cheerful and laid back. We watched Lakeside Lodge’s firework show and it was fantastic. At one point my oldest child actually asked how much longer was the show going to last…it was THAT long. As if that wasn’t good enough we were fortunate enough to bum the ideal view of the show on a family friends dock. It was great company and a great show. We spend the next day visiting Yellowstone National Park and a few of the iconic geysers that live there. It’s funny that as a child everything seems so large and overwhelming and when revisited as an adult the usual response is something like, “wow, I remember it bigger than that.” Well not Yellowstone! When we first entered the park and received our map I realized I have only seen about a tenth of what the park has to offer. I already want to go back! Our family had such a great time and spend the weekend in great company. The cousins even dropped in from their cabin down the street for a little dirt bike action. It was perfection.
It is a rare thing to actually have a picture taken of me. I am always behind the camera! Thanks Taylor for grabbing a shot of us!