Whew. Who knew nine days could fly that fast?
We left on September 5th and got back around ten this past Monday night. It was one humdinger of a trip too. Honestly, I could have stayed longer. It was so nice to get away.
The route we took basically had us going in a U-shape. Our first stop was Mount Rushmore, the Custer Battlefield was next, and we did a detour to Devil's Tower before reaching Yellowstone National Park.
On the way to Yellowstone, we were told about a little road called Beartooth Pass. Oh. My. Word.
A madman must have designed that thing. We were going around curves that were more close to u-turns than actual curves. And the things we had to look out for?
Rocks on road, falling rocks, rock slides, avalanches, bears, deers, cows, pedestrians, horses, 11% grades, and a host of other things. Good grief. And if you did happen to stray off the road, there was not a thing to stop you. You were Thelma and Louise-style-going out with a bang. It was the squiggliest road ever.
Yellowstone was beautiful though. Minus the sulfur stuff. Wow, did that stuff stink! We were at the Dragon's Mouth (I think that's what it's called.) and the wind shifted directions. That stuff was in my mouth, up my nose, and gagging me. It was then I realized that whoever came up with the bog of eternal stench had visited that area. Cause stench it was. Wowza.
We didn't see any bears, but we saw a bison on the road--and then a whole herd. Seriously, those things are huge! My husband was driving and I kept telling him to slow down. That thing gave us the side-eye. It had horns too! I kept thinking, my car is going to get horned by a bison because my husband won't stop. It didn't attack so I was grateful for that.
We saw plenty of deer. They seemed to be everywhere. Oh, and we saw Antelope too. That was super neat.
Old Faithful. What a sight. They said it'd go off at 7:42 pm plus or minus ten minutes. It went off at 7:32. What a thing to behold. That it can be counted on like that.
Kind of like Christ. We don't know when He'll come to the rescue sometimes, but we know He's there. I think knowing He's there gives peace.
I can't begin to describe how incredible the scenery was. Hills and mountains and waterfalls. Skys painted with oranges and golds and reds. I just can't see how those things could come to be if not by the hand of a Creator deliberately shaping those things.