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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

I had another hard time with Y this week.  So I chose for the letter Y, Yellowstone National Park.

When we got married, we decided to drive to California and see the sites a long the way for our honeymoon.  While it seemed like a good idea at the time, it really didn't give us a whole lot of time to see many things.  One place we did stop was Yellowstone National Park to see Old Faithful.  Here are a couple of pictures we took.
As long as I had the honeymoon pictures here are few more that we took along the way..
This is called the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Of course this is Mt. Rushmore
I was to the Hearst Castle before but there is so much to see and my husband had never seen it.  Here's a picture of the outdoor pool.  A must see place I think if you're ever in California.  It is decadence personified but so much fun to look at.  You could take a vacation just to go see this place because there is so much to see. 
This last one is one of the animals we saw at the San Diego Zoo.  I had been here too before but I never saw then or since such a beautiful zoo.
These are just some of the places we visited.  We only took 2 weeks so we didn't stay any one place very long.

Go on to Jenny's and see what others have come up with their Y post.  Only Z left and we'll be done with Alphabe-Thursday for now.  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/07/alphabe-thursday-y.html

35 comments:

Bookie said...

I don't know where you started but from SD to California is a pretty long trip! What a great honeymoon!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I remember visiting Yellowstone too. It is an amazing place. Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We visited Yellowstone for the first time last year --absolutely loved it! We went to Mount Rushmore too. I love the west!

Viki said...

I see I made an error we were gone for 3 weeks NOT 2 lol.

Brenda said...

I have never been to any of these places. Looks like you got to see a lot on your honeymoon.

Mary said...

I've always wanted to visit Yellowstone, thanks for sharing :-)

mbkatc230 said...

Thanks for the virtual vacation. I've not been to any of the places you showed us, so this was a treat! Kat

Jingle said...

beautiful place to be.

GardenofDaisies said...

Would you believe I have never been to Yellowstone? I do want to go someday. I have always wondered why John Adams was not included on Mt. Rushmore.

Sweetums5 said...

I am stopping by from Alphabe-Thursday. Sounds like you had a great roadtrip! Thanks for sharing. Would love to visit the places you've shown!

signed...bkm said...

Wonderfully pictures...wonderful memories I am happy I got to see Yellowstone myself...so many beautiful national parks...bkm

Jo said...

That sounds like it was a terrific trip!

Cheryl D. said...

What a nice honeymoon! Too bad you couldn't take more time to do it!

Anna said...

Dear Viki,
Wow! I've never been to any of those places. I would also have been a disappointed if I had had to rush through and not really see what I wanted to see.

Maybe the next time you travel, you can chose fewer places or just one place that you really take a good look at.

Where do your interests lie?

When you mention the Hearst's Castle at San Simeon, it makes me think of Orson Welles film Citzen Cane (1941), which was probably inspired by Hearst's life. In the film, the castle was called 'Xanadu' (one of our X-words).
It was a woman archetect that helped Hearst build his San Simeon. She must have had an angel's patience. Hearst could have a wall built and then change his mind, have it taken down, rebuilt somewhere else, only to decide that the first idea was best! I read about this archetect in an article in 'American Hertitage' many years ago. Unfortunately, I don't have that magazine. I read it at my parents' home. So I don't remember her name.

Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's Y-words

Jacque said...

Good morning Viki,

Yellowstone is on my bucket list, so is Mt. Rushmore...so many great things to see in the USA. Such a shame I've lived all my life and seen very little of it!

Thanks for sharing with us today!

My name is PJ. said...

Yellowstone is one of the prettiest places on Earth. Mount Rushmore too. I spent a lot of time traveling with my family when I was growing up.

Great Y!

Julie Schuler said...

I've never been out west. Thanks for the mini-vacation!

Nora Johnson said...

Super ‘Y’ post – such enjoyable pics!Have really fond memories of my stay in Yellowstone years ago!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

XOXOLOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Vicki, I have been to all of those places, but not on a honeymoon. I loved each and every one! Joni

The Paint Splash said...

Great post. We went to several of the sites you showed on our 25th anniversary. Hard to believe that was 13 years ago. Thank goodness for pictures. Have a great week. Debbie

mrs. c said...

I have never been to Mount Rushmore and would love to see it! My brother and his family were there on 4th on July and saw the fireworks. That would be amazing! Thanks for sharing your memories!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore...two places I'd love to go! Enjoyed your pictures.

Becca said...

i so want to see Mt rushmore and yellowstone

jeff campbell said...

I just love Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone...good choice for your "Y"....your memory reflections are wonderful...Peace

H said...

If I were ever to visit the US, Yellowstone is one of the places I would like to visit.

Christy said...

i love yellowstone..i went last year for the first time. and mount rushmore...isn't it amazing..i literally cried when i saw it for the first time. sounds like a wonderful honeymoon..plenty of "together" time! :)

Terra said...

Oh a neat trip! I have never been to Yellowstone my only memories of the park involve a cartoon bear and picnic baskets!

Pondside said...

I've always wanted to visit Yellowstone (or Jellystone, for those aficionados of Yogi and Booboo!)

Sue said...

Wow, you two covered some serious ground! We used to do a lot more of that when we were younger...

Maybe we will again after my hubby retires. Hope so.

Fun post with great memories.

=)

Gayle said...

Love Yellowstone!

Jenny said...

Oh, what a fun travel stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Y"!

I've been to all these places and they are all so memory worthy.

I've always wanted to write a childrens book about Mount Rushmore. You set my imagination to racing again!

Thanks for sharing your honeymoon with us. I'm glad you didn't share those "other" pics!

A+

Debbie said...

Now that is one heck of a road trip! We are driving from SC to Florida and that is long enough for me. Thanks Viki for your kind words, especially on the OPRAH gig....I gave it a good whirl, and I am very happy I did it regardless of the rigged outcome (just kidding). Enjoy your break. I know I sure do not post as much as normal since my boys are home, I do not have the time.

Christy said...

What a great honeymoon! You really got to visit some great sites. I would love to visit Yellowstone someday!

Mumsy said...

I'm wishing one day to visit Yellow Stone too..Looks like a wonderful place to venture!

Melinda Cornish said...

we are only five hours away from yellowstone, I just found out....I have never been and now I want to take the trailer and go....We are talking about September....I will miss you during your blog break....take care!