Monday, October 14, 2013

Creation Trip

Posing in front of the Grand Tetons.
Bull elk in Grand Tetons.
A few days ago our family returned from a nice, long, relaxing trip. We dubbed it our “Creation Trip” because we studied the evidence for creation, the flood, and the Ice Age. My sister and I did school work in the car during our long driving days. We visited Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. We had a lot of adventures including camping in Yellowstone for five nights with snow on our tent two nights and 60 mph gusts the last night. Imagine how thrilled I was when I saw all the magnificent wildlife including three grizzlies, two black bears, a moose, lots of elk, pronghorn, mule deer, mountain goats, Canadian geese, trumpeter swans, and the crows relative, the raven, that is much larger than I thought. We traveled along the outskirts of Glacier National Park since the National Park shutdown forced us to change our plans. We got to be only 22 miles away from the Canadian border which was exciting for me to think that I was so close to a whole other country! Near the John Day fossil area in Oregon our family got to go fossil hunting. During our three hour excavation on a hillside we discovered multiple leaf fossils and petrified wood. Throughout our trip our family was blessed by the hospitality of old friends and new ones.
Mama Grizzly with cub that we saw when leaving Yellowstone.

​We went through Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and of course, California. This was the longest trip that I have ever been on. We drove into more states than I have ever before. Our whole trip was full of excitement, but my favorite part was seeing all this together as a family.

This is just the beginning of the highlights of our two and a half week trip. I hope to post a lot more about this incredible trip but just to start, I wanted to share my introduction to our Creation Trip; however, my next post will be about one of the most memorable days of my life.

22 comments:

  1. What great pictures!!! I look forward to seeing more posts in the coming days!
    Mrs. M

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    1. I so appreciate knowing that people read my blog. Thank you for following. I know that you have a busy schedule. Also, thanks for the complement on my pictures. :)

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  2. What a wonderful and amazing trip! I am so thankful that you had a safe journey and made so may wonderful memories with your family! Beautiful photos!!

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    1. Thank you for reading and enjoying my posts. I know that you will be seeing many more photos of this trip in addition to our everyday life.

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  3. Sounds like you had a great trip! The picture of the Elk is beautiful!
    Have you ever been to Canada?
    I have been twice and it is absolutely gorgeous!!

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    1. I have never been to Canada although it sounds delightful. I do like snow but I wonder how I would handle everyday waking up to snow. Besides, I bet there aren't too many horses! :)
      We did have a wonderful trip. God so blessed us in every way imaginable. We saw multiple elk like this, some with their "girls". LOL
      Thanks for reading!

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    2. Yes Jesseca, Canada is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I've been there a few times, and I'm just amazed each time at the beauty of God's creation!!!

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    3. God's wonders are definitely amazing. I loved to see all the wild life in addition to the landscape. We were even blessed to see Old Faithful erupt!

      P.S.
      I have missed both you, and Jesseca. Where have you been or have I just missed you???

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    4. Wow!!! You saw Old Faithful??? That's awesome!!! I think I've been around...??? :) :)

      P.S. Do you have an email???

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    5. Yea, they might not have many horses!
      Canada is truly a sing of a creator. Nothing so beautiful could come about by accident!
      I've been around you probably just missed me! :)
      I would love for you to follow my blog, Bethany.
      The link is http//www.akansaswind.blogspot.com

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    6. All right. See on your blog "The Heavens Declare..." and "Hi!" comments. I was able to subscribe. I am honored to be among your first followers! Congratulations!

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    7. Alicia~
      My mom has an email that she sometimes lets me use. She does not check it often but if you give me your email then here is my mom's email:
      mareinstedt@gmail.com
      I look forward to chatting!

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  4. Wow!!! Sounds like you had an awesome and exciting trip!!! I love those long family trips :) And I really like the picture of you with the Grand Tetons in the background Seeing wildlife we don't have around where we live also makes trips a grand treat.
    Can't wait until you post some more!!!
    God Bless :)

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    1. Thank you Alicia. This was by far the longest trip I have ever taken but it was full of adventure. (I mostly responded to your comment/s up above.) :)

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  5. Bethany, it was a joy to share this trip with you and your sister! The last time I traveled this land I was not able to appreciate it fully as I didn't recognize God's powerful hand in it. Now, to travel it recognizing God's creative hand and power, and to share it with my bride and daughters—what a true joy and honor. You are a wonderful young lady and you were a true trooper through all the weather and long miles. God bless you, my daughter. I love ya!

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    1. Thank you so much Dad. I know that without your or mom's full cooperation this trip would not have been made possible. God's creation is so amazing! I am truly in awe. As for the weather and long miles— it was an adventure— so all I have to say is thank you. You both made the trip a lot of fun.

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  7. Awesome,the pic's are cool!

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    1. I'm so glad that you can read. I hope that you can subscribe. How old are you? P.S., on my blog I am "Bethany" not "horse crazy gal".

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    2. Ok, I am 12 and in 7th grade!
      How about you?

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  8. Great pictures! I can't wait to see Yellowstone someday. I really hope I get to!

    As you can probably tell, I'm reading all your posts from the first to last. Let you know when I make it to the end! :-D

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    1. It's a beautiful place! I hope you get to also!

      Wow, its not many people who care to read everything! Thanks! I can't tell you how much I've been enjoying your comments!

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