I took hundreds of photos while we were on our trip. I've sorted them into files for each day, named and numbered them, and started building my journal. When I was still in the working world, I prepared publications for the foundation where I was employed. I enjoy that sort of thing, so I use the some of the same techniques for myself. Because I am somewhat compromised visually, I now need to enlarge photos for my own ease of viewing. This means my photos will take up a lot of space, in addition to the narrative, even though I do a lot of cropping to home in on the important parts. I average only two to a page. So, even though I am using only a select few of the large number I took, I am already on page 39 of my vacation journal and I have just finished composing Day 3 (Tuesday, August 7).
My head and my time have still been in Yellowstone, so I'll share a few pictures from Day 3.
|Anne Marie and Samantha the golden retriever climbed down the steep bank so Sam could drink from Lewis Lake.|
|I am at the viewing area of the Jackson Lodge, where we lunched. The smoky air makes the mighty Tetons almost fade away.|
|Old Faithful steaming and splashing preliminary to the big eruption.|
|There were ravens at Old Faithful, totally unfazed by the thermal activity surrounding them.|
|Megan running with Sam behind the Old Faithful Inn. This was before we knew she had a cracked leg bone.|