10.27.2013

getaway weekend.

Two summers ago I went to Yellowstone with Tate and his family while we were dating (photos here and here). Even though we live in Idaho and live so close to Yellowstone we never find time to make it out there. So on Thursday night Tate and I drove to the park entrance and stayed in a hotel and got up early in the morning to drive to the park (which was perfect timing since it's closing for the season next weekend).

Since we went to the "lower loop" our first time, we decided to drive the "upper loop" (the park is essentially split into two large loops with different natural attractions). One of the first things we saw were a herd of buffalo. They walked up to our car and one even nudged us! It was a pretty incredible experience being surrounded by these huge wild animals all to ourselves. 

The upper loop has more mountains and less geysers but was still really neat. The entire drive Tate and I kept mentioning how lucky we are to live so close to such a beautiful place and even luckier that we had the park to ourselves. At one point we pulled off to the side of the road to eat lunch and the only thing we could hear was nature and each others voices. I guess you could say it was pretty romantic.

Exploring makes us happy people; hopefully we can get one or two more fun adventures like this before the snow starts!

17 comments:

  1. looks sooo chilly there! goodness that bison is huge! gorgeous pictures! xo

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  2. lovely pictures, that bison is gorgeous!

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  3. It's a dream of mine to visit Yellowstone, one day. Amazing photos, what an experience.

    Buckets & Spades

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  4. Woah, I would be so happy if I bumped into a herd of buffalo, haha. Very cool x

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  5. I love reading all your outdoor trips and as usual, the photos are stunning! I totally agree that exploring makes ppl happy, I'm definitely one of them. ;)

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  6. Aw, looks so cold. I wonder what that feels like since no such thing exists here in FL!
    How fun!! Love buffalo!

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  7. So lovely. What a cool experience!

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  8. Definitely sounds romantic :) Crazy a buffalo nudged your car!

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  9. stunning photos! what a beautiful place..those buffalos are enormous

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  11. This sounds like an amazing experience!

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  12. wow this place is magic <3 i hope i can come to visit it one day too
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  13. Really great photos! I can't wait to visit the park someday

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  14. Wow, those Bison are incredible looking! What a treat to get so close to them (and maybe a little bit scary too?)

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  15. awesome. what a cool animal! love the pics- looks like a fantastic time!! it was fun looking back at the other post too... you two are so crazy cute:) love it!

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  16. Beautiul pictures.. Sounds like a great trip:)

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  17. These pictures are killing it! I'm swooning over the buffalo!

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