This afternoon we're getting on a plane and heading west to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. It will be a group event with kids, grandkids, aunts, uncles, cousins - 12 in all. I don't think we'll be doing the kind of hiking we normally do on our vacations - too many small children. But they will really enjoy seeing the wildlife - maybe we will see some bears, but for sure coyote, marmots, and bison. And the geysers. We keep telling the kids they're going to see the Gooey Geyser (you have to have seen Dora the Explorer to understand that one). No Internet access in the National Parks so we'll have to survive without knowing what's happening in the outside world.
The exciting thing is that we're going from temperatures in the upper 90's to over 100 here to a range of 38-80 degrees out there. It's hard to pack long sleeves and coats when you're sweating.
I plan to come back with lots of wonderful pictures!