Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Of all the animals I wanted to see on vacation, I wanted to see an eagle most of all. I'm enamored with birds of prey. My family believes that hawks are a way of my father communicating from the beyond to us whenever we need a little pick me up. I thought we'd see a plethora of eagles in Yellowstone, but we saw none. That is, until we were going to the airport and Bill almost wrecked the car pulling over for me to get my pics of this magnificent creature. (we kept getting teased by ospreys AKA the Fish Eagle every time we saw a large bird in a tree.) I dropped my camera lens trying to change it out, but still managed to get more than 100 pictures of this majestic bird!
Old Faithful Geyser from Observation Point. (Observation Point is a half a mile hike with an elevation of 200 feet. CRAZY me thought, 'No problem - its only a half a mile, right??' WRONG!!! Things I learned on this little sojourn to get a good spot to see Old Faithful: 1. Don't do it. 2. If you are stupid enough to forget rule #1, at least bring a stinking water bottle!!! Which I clearly didn't do!!)