Tuesday, July 15, 2014

4th of July weekend

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. 

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  1. Glad you had a great July 4th weekend. I have been to Yellow Stone National Park but did not do camping. Looking forward to read your adventure.

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    1. Thanks SG, I'm sure Yellowstone have been a wonderful trip, with camping or otherwise.

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  2. When we spend a day or two in a month for personal pleasure other than the bounden routine, the inertia will turn up to action.Very useful Reshma. Awaiting the detailed one....

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    1. Thanks Sarala, I'm guilty of inertia :)

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  3. Wow Reshma, what a wonderful outing! Camping is a unique experience.

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    1. Yes Ushaji, camping is a very unique experience :)

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  4. I have nominated you for sunshine award.Pl. visit me.Congrats.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarala for considering me worthy of such a lovely award, I'll surely take it up soon :)

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  5. Looks like you had a great exciting time. Looking forward to all the pics and details of your trip to the Yellowstone :)

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    1. Oh yes Shilpa, we had an awesome trip :)

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  6. Sounds like a fun, memorable time! ♥ Love camping.

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    1. It was fabulous Kathy:) Glad you too enjoy camping.

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  7. A long weekend is always so much fun, whatever be the reason :-p

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    1. Yes Amrit, long weekends are always fun :D

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  8. a trip with family in the wild is always an enriching experience! do post some more pics :)

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    1. It sure is Ankita, I'll post some pics shortly :)

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  9. Glad you had a great weekend, Reshma.

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  10. I am waiting to hear more about your trip.
    Our son was here for 3 weeks, and he left on Saturday. Time just flew away making me feel I had not spent enough time with him. We had been to Masingudi for about 2 days. Here is the link :
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10204446587069034.1073741901.1362317&t651ype=1&l=39521395c9

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    1. I'll soon put up pictures and details. I checked out the pictures Rama, glad you had a great time with your son :) The place seems so peaceful, couldn't leave a comment or like the album since it said the owner had moved the content :( But I got to vies the photos, the resort looks wonderful :)

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