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Fantastic Caverns, Springfield, MO

8 photos in this post.   Today we had to go to Springfield for an appointment so decided to make a day of it, first by taking the kids to lunch and then, following our appointment, visiting Fantastic Caverns for the first time. So glad we did! Having seen the advertisements for years it was just one of those things we had never got around to doing. I’m sure you know that feeling well…. Several... read more

Thanksgiving in The Badlands

5 photos in this post.  Richard has been praying for several weeks that the temperatures for our drive home would be record highs. Last night when we arrived in Piedmont, SD it was very warm. This morning as we left it was 71F and in Rapid City it was 75F. The highest record to date was in 1984 when it reached 69F. The same day the following year it broke records for the record low at -14F! The Lord was... read more

Want to toast a marshmallow with this?

Along the Back Basin Trail at the Norris Geyser Basin we came across this tree! How about that for a giant marshmallow roasting fork? Daniel took the picture so all credit goes to him 🙂... read more

Norris Geyser Basin then and now!

4 photos in this post. As we were walking around Yellowstone, Richard and I, along with the kids, were trying to remember when we brought Daniel and Hannah. We knew Hannah had been in a stroller and we also knew that we had made the trip to pick up a milk cow in Idaho. We thought it was probably 2008, maybe early 2009. WRONG! As we came back into Yellowstone on Monday and went up to Norris Geyser Basin I... read more

Hovis at the Continental Divide :)

2 photos in this post. Traveling from West Thumb to Old Faithful takes you over the Continental Divide not once but twice! Yes, the Continental Divide actually loops up and back down again in a few short miles. Stopping at the western one by Isa Lake we got out to look at all the lily pads. Quite surprised to see them at this high of an elevation. Some visitors got quite a surprise to see Hovis! They got... read more

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