We are headed to Wyoming this weekend. It’s a bit strange to me that Wyoming is a vacation destination for many, as it is where I grew up.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful. Well, now it is…funny how sometimes you don’t really notice or appreciate where you live until you move. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough when I was a teenager (or maybe I just needed a little more perspective as a young ‘in, there’s always that). But I still live in a major city, so I guess I don’t miss it that much. Though I do enjoy an occasional visit.
In any case, its a quick trip, and mostly a friends/family visit. But what I’m really excited about is taking dear husband to Yellowstone for the first time (and letting him see Wyoming when there isn’t snow everywhere)! I’m partial to Yellowstone since some day it might completely blow and create major havoc; that kind of possibility is just fascinating. That alone is enough to get me to go! But in all seriousness, it’s an incredibly beautiful place, and one that is so unusual and unique.
I’m so excited to explore somewhere I haven’t been for quite some time. And it’s the very first time I’ve had a relatively decent camera to take pictures of geisers and mudpots. I could go on and on about my mudpot obsession, but I just love them. Embarrasingly, I’m even looking forward to that strangely familiar sulfur smell that most people find repulsive. Sooo I’m off to pack some wonderfully warm layers (Patagonia better sweater anyone? best layer ever), as it is still getting down to freezing at night. It will be a nice break from the humidity here in D.C.
No Wyoming posts until next week when I can get photos up–there are still monstrous black holes in cell coverage there–but I do have some other things lined up for the next few days.