10 results found for December, 2011

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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One of my favorite childhood memories of all time was visiting the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone over 10 years ago.  As the grey wolf has long been my favorite animal (is it weird that I have a favorite?), it was a totally awe-striking experience to see them up close and not […]

A Yellowstone Winter – Day 2

A Yellowstone Winter – Day 2

After our unexpected wolf encounter the night before, we woke up long before dawn and hit the road in search of some more wildlife.  It had rained overnight in and snowed in some places Yellowstone and the roads were a bit slick as we drove through the dark.  We wanted to be well within the […]

A Yellowstone Winter – Day 1

A Yellowstone Winter – Day 1

Some time ago Bree and I ran across a documentary on Yellowstone during the winter.  Upon further inspection, we learned that Yellowstone National Park actually has great cross country skiing – not to mention improved wildlife viewing since the animals descend from the snowy mountains to the valleys where food is still available. Since Bee […]

Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion

Tuesday was our last day in San Antonio.  Brandon had work, so Megan took us to the Concepcion Mission before we met Brandon for lunch before heading to the airport. The Concepcion Mission is incredibly well preserved.  In spite of the light drizzle and gloomy skies, we thought that the mission was awesome and made […]

San Jose Mission

San Jose Mission

Brandon went to work on Monday morning, meaning Megan, Bree, Addie and I were on our own for the day.  Since we were in the land of the missions, we decided that we better at least visit one (the Alamo doesn’t count).  We all set out for a walk through the drizzling rain, and had […]

Flying Trapeze in Austin

Ever since we tried the flying trapeze in Boston, we have been hooked.  It just happens that there is a rig in Austin, which about an hour or so from Megan and Brandon’s place, so when we decided to visit Texas it was high on our list of things we wanted to do. Trapeze Austin did […]

The Alamo

The Alamo

After our visit the to Japanese Tea Garden and a quick lunch, we headed to the heart of San Antonio to visit the Alamo (we were in San Antonio, after all).  When I envisioned the Alamo and the missions that we would visit on subsequent days, I imagined them pretty much in the middle of […]

River Walk

River Walk

The city of San Antonio is famous for two things: the Alamo and the River Walk.  Given that they are both in the same part of town, Brandon, Megan, Bree and I took a walk along the sidewalks that hug the canal that weaves through a small portion of the city.  The walk is lined […]

Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

Our good friends Megan and Brandon were kind enough to let us escape the cold weather and hang out with them in San Antonio for a very long weekend.  We have sorely missed them since they moved over two years ago, and our visit was long overdue. Brandon took the day off on Friday, so […]

The Wind

The Wind

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We woke up Thursday morning to the wind raging outside.  While we have had a few bad run-ins with wind in the past 6 months (one while camping at the confluence of the Green and Colorado river, and the other in Aups, France), and  ever since Bree has been pretty wary of windy weather.  I […]