Summer 2012 Vacation Highlights and Links

Joey has finished posting all of the photos from our vacation this summer.  We drove about 5000 miles, through eight states, and visited four National Parks.

Check out the map below for details of our drive:

View National Parks Trip – Summer 2012 in a larger map

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are some of my favorite photos from the trip.  Below you can find the links to all of the photos, which, if you know Joey, you know there are lots of pictures!

Joey and friend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Laura and me at Grand Teton National Park

Joey, me, Laura, and Jason in front of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

“Dancers” at Beauty Pool in Yellowstone National Park

Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park

Zion National Park

McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, Texas

Visit with Monica and Sean Foley in Golden, CO

Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin

Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone Lake and Hayden Valley

Yellowstone National Park: Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Fall

Yellowstone National Park: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Glacier National Park

Zion National Park

Davis Mountains State Park and McDonald Observatory

Logan, Utah – July 2007

CIMG0952 Last weekend LD and I went to visit Laura at the Utah Festival Opera in Logan Utah. I was surprised to discover that Jason was also visiting Laura that weekend (it is always a treat to spend some time with Jason – the other other of a Mercado daughter :-). LD and I spent our days shopping in town and hiking in the canyons while Jason got in a little fly-fishing in the cold waters of the Bear River. The three of us spent our evenings at dress rehearsals of “Porgy and Bess” and “Il Ttovatore” — the performances were terrific (I didn’t know that the anvil chorus was from “Il Trovatore”).

Also, our trip unexpectedly coincided with the annual Logan Car Show and Cruise – which took place on the highway just in front of our motel, so I took a few pictures of some classic rides.