Friday, August 21, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Yay! We got some pics from the photographers to hold us over!
I LOVE these, they are awesome. It makes me so much more excited to see the rest of them. We should be able to see more this weekend and then we'll get them in a couple weeks! Yay!!!!! They are finishing up making them look all amazing. They are super busy this time of year too, which is totally understandable.
In case anyone is interested, here is our photographers website. We are really happy with having chosen them. I think they did a wonderful job.

Honeymoon pics- The Grand Canyon

So after we left Kings Canyon/Sequoia NP's, we made our way towards the Grand Canyon. We spent a ridiculously hot night in Barstow, CA camping at a KOA. It was 110° at 9:00 at night! Way to hot. We got up really early to beat the heat and headed on our way. We hit a thunder storm on the way after we got into AZ which was a nice change, so we decided to stay in a hotel for the night in Williams, AZ. I didn't know this, but Williams is on Route 66, so that was pretty awesome. We went over to the Grand Canyon after we got checked into our ghetto hotel room. It was pretty old but it did the job. We took some pics then headed back to town to eat dinner and go to bed. We woke up the next day and headed back to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and took some pics and after that we started up towards the North Rim(which wasn't nearly as cool as the South Rim.).
So here are some pics!

Cool wind things

More cool wind power things

Yay! We made it to AZ!

Our first view of the Grand Canyon. It was breathtaking.

I wasn't grumpy, just hot and it was bright. Haha.

Little lizard friend!

It was packed, there were so many cars.

Ryan standing on the edge. He liked doing that and it made me nervous.


More Grand Canyon pics to come!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Honeymoon Pictures- Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park

Yay I got Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park pics done! These trees were unbelievable. They were so huge I felt like I an ant or something. Very cool place, I would love to go back some day. Kings Canyon and Sequoia NP's kinda smush into each other, they are more one big park then two. Also, if you ever go there, don't go to the actual "canyon" part of Kings Canyon. It's worthless and a big waste of time. We wanted the hour back from our drive down into it.
This was the second stop on our trip. I hadn't really hard much about this place, but when I was planning our trip it looked neat. I'm so glad we stopped here.
We camped in the park for one night. I was a little afraid of bears coming into our site because this was another place with bear bins. The difference between here and Yosemite though was that we were 2 of about 6 people in the whole camp ground! Ryan and I didn't sleep much that night because we kept hearing animals in our campsite. I'm sure they were only chipmunks but they made us nervous. Ryan would beep the horn on Subie with the keychain in hopes that if it really was a bear that would scare it away.
Here are some pics!

Our campsite

Ryan making some oatmeal
One of the giant trees. If you look close, Ryan is in the bottom right corner by the fence. It kinda gives you an idea of how big these trees are.

An old tree that fell that you can walk through now. So big!
This is one of my favorite photos, I love how red these trees were and the sky really was that blue!
Little friend
This is the General Grant tree. The writing on the sign says "The Nation's Christmas Tree"

Leaving the parks

Friday, August 14, 2009

Honeymoon Pictures-Yosemite

We have TONS of pictures. I started going through them last night. It was a little overwhelming.
I will add more to this post as I go through them and get them done. :)

Entering Yosemite, the 1st of 9 National Parks

Bear bin! You have to put EVERYTHING in these(baby wipes, chapstick, perfume, lotion...). Good thing they are big. You're not supposed to leave anything in your car because I guess the bears can get in there.

Our first camp site, in Yosemite

Me in my hat trying to keep bugs away. Ryan thinks I look cute in this hat, but it was purely for bug protection in my eyes.

Upper Yosemite

Lake in Upper Yosemite

Tuolumne meadows in Yosemite

Upper Yosemite sun down
Subie at Yosemite

Yosemite Valley

Bridal Veil Falls(pretty weak this time of year)

El Capitan

In the valley

El Capitan
Yosemite Valley view, Half Dome in the background

More to come!