Thursday, October 14, 2010

Montana adventure Labor Day 2010

Well what do you know. I actually got some photos done.
You might be wondering what the big deal is.
Well let me just say I started at 7:15 and it's now 8:40. I just got done loading all the photos onto blogger. Because my photos are rather large, I can only upload 2-3 at a time.

On Labor Day weekend I went to Montana with Torkie to visit my mom.
It was my first trip this long with just me driving. I felt very confident though.
It ended up only taking me about 11 hours on the way there, with very little stops. Mostly just gas.
I got great gas mileage too. One tank I got 30 mpg, which for a sporty car like mine is really great. I arrived around 6:30pm mountain time.

The day I left I woke up pretty early. My moms outdoor thermometer read 36ยบ. Brrrrr! My doors were almost frozen shut!
I made it home in 9 hours! I don't really understand how, but I did. It was amazing.

Photos from the weekend:

Our first day consisted of heading out to Virginia City to poke around. It's an old town with a lot of historic buildings.

Some famous road agents were hung and buried above Virginia City on what is known as boot hill.

It's a little hard to see, but this is miniature and says "rodent agents". Hahaha.

Grave markers of the road agents

On Monday we went to Yellowstone National park. I was happy to get a chance to go there again. I've been there more times than I can count, but it never gets old.

Torkie got to come along. He had a nice time even if it was a bit chilly.

Up at the Mt. Washburn overlook.

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone(yes it's really called that). So awesome.

Our first animal sighting. Bison meandering along.

Then we came upon a whole herd.

Silly looking baby bison.

One of the geothermal spots.

Lake Yellowstone... which is huge.

Torkie and me at the continental divide. This is an invisible line that naturally determines which ocean any water flows towards.

My mom and Torkie. They love each other.

Amazing sunset in the Paradise Valley on our way home from Yellowstone.

At 5:30 am, I was travelling west on I-90 probably about 45 min from Livingston. The sun was following me home.
This is the most amazing sunrise I've ever seen. I had to pull over on the side of the highway, dig out my camera and take some pictures. I did NOT touch up these two photos.

The sky was on fire.

It's 9:08pm and now I'm finished. :)


Jenny DB said...

Glad I'm not the ONLY one behind on posting :-) Your pup is so cute!!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous pics! So glad you took the time to put them up. Torkie in his little blue coat=super adorable cuteness! ps- love the new fall background. have a great weekend!

Cheri said...

Beautiful pictures Katie, I love Yellowstone! Torkie is such a lucky dog:)

Kaylen said...

Wow, those are great photos!!! The sunset is amazing, it really does look fake because nothing that beautiful can be real, right??

If you hadn't labeled that pic of your mom, I would have thought it was you. I didn't study it or anything, I'm just look a lot alike!!

Amber said...

I just love MT, I fell in love when I went.

Tagged you in my last post, enjoy! :)