We did a road trip last week to Yellowstone and briefly in the Grand Tetons. Since it’s a 15 hour or so drive from home, we made plans to stop in Boise. Our friends gave us food, kids to play with, and an awesome break to driving. It is good to have friends!!

Family photography
reading a book at the park

We stopped at Craters of the Moon.

Craters of the Moon - girl on trail
Craters of the Moon - girl on trail
Craters of the Moon
Craters of the Moon - family on trail

Next stop, Yellowstone. We had so much fun keeping an eye out for animals. We covered almost the entire park in three days.

Yellowstone - family vacation
Yellowstone - family vacation - Old Faithful

For the kids, visiting the gift shop is one of the highlights. Lacey found her own backpack full of friends to come along on all the rest of our adventures.

Yellowstone - family vacation
Yellowstone - family vacation - family photography
Yellowstone - family vacation - Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone - family vacation - Mammoth Hot Springs

After picking through my favorites of the trip I noticed how often Lacey was walking on the edge. What a funny little detail to catch!

Yellowstone - family vacation - Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone - family vacation - Mammoth Hot Springs

Getting off the main road is my favorite. We hiked up to the top of Mt. Washburn one of the mornings.

Yellowstone - family vacation - Mt. Washburn
Yellowstone - family vacation - Mt. Washburn

After seeing so much wildlife, she felt a little wild herself sometimes.

Yellowstone - family vacation - Mt. Washburn

It was a 6 mile roundtrip to the top. Since Lacey forgot her regular shoes at home, she spent the whole week in her flip flops.

Yellowstone - family vacation - Mt. Washburn
Yellowstone - family vacation - Mt. Washburn
Yellowstone - family vacation - Mt. Washburn

The kids spend most of their time at home in bare feet. Heidi’s shoes hurt her feet after awhile and she spent as much time in shoes as she did out of them.

Yellowstone - family vacation
Yellowstone - family vacation - Mt. Washburn
Yellowstone - family vacation

I like to see my kids help each other!

Yellowstone - family vacation

We made a quick run through the Grand Tetons. The day we were there was cloudy, but we did get to see the peaks of the mountains a little. Jenny Lake was our favorite spot.

Grand Tetons - Jenny Lake - Family Vacation
Grand Tetons - Jenny Lake - Family Vacation
Grand Tetons - Jenny Lake - Family Vacation
Grand Tetons - Jenny Lake - Family Vacation

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