It is summer here in the US of A. And that has meant a wide range of activities to indulge in. In fact, this has been the story since spring but a lazy bug that I'm, I have been putting off posting about them. Since early spring, S and me had been planning for a trip to the Yellowstone National Park. We decided to make it a road trip and that meant it would be a 4-5 day trip with a minimum of 2 days on the road. S felt that we could have a camping trip this time around, and accordingly 4th of July weekend seemed to fit well in our calendars. S had already savored quite a few camping trips while this would be a first camping for me.
The excitement of living in a tent put me on overdrive, what all food could we munch on while we camped? We could finally sit around an actual camp-fire on our camping chairs, roast buns in the campfire and chatter idly under the starlit sky surrounded by trees. Oh I was planning and dreaming on and off about it. Internet searches about things to do in and around Yellowstone became my favorite afternoon activity. With night temperatures in Yellowstone expected to fall below 40F even though it was summer, we decided to purchase heavy duty sleeping bags. We even bought a good pair of binoculars on a friend's advice and it was worth every dollar, we got to observe wildlife from a safe distance.
And so July has been all about Yellowstone, the run-up to it with the planning and packing, the actual trip and then the unpacking and returning to routine. I have been trying to catch up with the posts of my fellow bloggers and haven't posted any of my own, will surely get back to blogging soon. I will certainly do a detailed post on Yellowstone shortly complete with geysers, canyon, elk herds, the ever-so-visible passive looking bisons and even the loving mosquito welcome we got at the campground.
Picture is from Yellowstone 's photo collection