We had such an unexpected surprise on Saturday. We decided to run up to Yellowstone for the day, hoping to find some great trails to hike. As we were driving to the park, Ben's parents called. They are currently serving a mission in Billings, MT. They were heading to...Yellowstone for the day! It was so fun to tell them that we were doing the same. We met up with them at the northern end of the park, since it was in their mission boundaries, and spent the afternoon walking around, visiting, and eating ice cream together. We loved it, the kids loved it, Mom and Dad Carter loved it. We were so happy to be together!
Yellowstone was awesome. I think I saw more animals than I've ever seen before during one trip: bears, elk, buffalo (lots of babies). There were herds of them. I think they were more visible due to cooler, springy weather. We usually visit Yellowstone more in the summertime. It was a great day, and, we all came home completely pooped.
I love these little glimpses of summer-fun-to-come. I'm so excited for the kids to be out of school so we can just play, and let the sun wear us out. Popsicles, sprinklers, BBQ's, sunsets, picnics, late nights, sleeping outside...oh, I just can't wait!