This one time, I went on a trip, to Yellowstone.

Wolf mentioned that their clan was going to embark on an epic road trip to Yellowstone, a year later, I was climbing into Mary (a silver euro van) with their family for a two week adventure. Turns out:

  1. The Badlands are epically beautiful.
  2. I’m still “afraid” of horses- like not afraid, afraid, but like, not into riding on them. Broke my arm as a kid falling off a horse, what can I say? I don’t get over shit easily.
  3.  Sisters are like sisters. They fight and then are best bros, just like Bec and I did growing up.
  4. Traveling with kids is awesome, they totally get into stuff adults won’t do- which is how we ended up choreographing an commemorative interpretive dance.
  5.  I can handle, and enjoy, being around people for two weeks straight. It’s been a while and I wasn’t sure if I could handle it.
  6.  I like being alone. Some amazing moments happen when you are up at dawn.
  7. I need to travel more. For real.
  8. There is the family you are born with and the family you choose. Both of mine are badass.
  9. It snows in Yellowstone, IN JUNE, but the wildflowers are in full bloom.
  10.  The Tetons are REALLY tall.

Also, it’s a damn good thing I didn’t see a live grizzly before tent camping…. I might not have had the balls to do it.

Cheers to vacations full of rock collecting, dance parties, marshmallows, waterfalls, stupid tourists, wild animals everywhere, seeing wheatback, showing up for a wedding where you haven’t met the bride and groom, getting lost and getting found, mountains, caves, grasslands and my favorite girls.

Here are a few more pictures from the trip and a few sketches.




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