Saturday, June 28, 2014

Geothermal Features of Yellowstone

During our visit to Yellowstone, I spent time filming many of the thermal features the park has to offer.  I hope this motivates you to go see Yellowstone, or perhaps reminds you of the wonders of God's world.  

If you had asked me to boil water a hundred different ways, it would be so boring and nobody would ever want to visit.  Once again, God shows His power and creativity in ways I could not have imagined.


  1. I left off by finishing the story of our trailer tragedy in Wyoming. I misspoke about the trip being in '67. It was the summer of 66. Leaving Wyoming, our next stop was Spearfish S.D. I don't remember how we got our belongings home. We must have rented a U-Haul. You missed by a few years the opportunity to see the Black Hills Passion Play. Each summer since 1935, the town of Spearfish put on the play three times a week. It featured professional actors, local extras, and live camels. Sadly, it closed in 2008 due to dwindling interest. The night that we were there, we were waiting for twilight for the show to start in the open air amphitheater when an usher came down to tell Dad that his sister was on her deathbed and he needed to come. He left us in Spearfish with Nana and went to Kentucky. Aunt Wilna's liver had been damaged from a bacterial infection that condemned her to a slow death. I still have a vivid memory of her from a time when we were very young. She had driven up from Kentucky, arriving late at night after we children had gone to bed. We discovered her the next morning and your Aunt Julia, about five then, stood up on Aunt Wilna's travel case and announced," Present-sing Auntie Wilna!," bowing as she said it.

    The rest of the trip is a blur and I think we just beat it for home when Dad rejoined us in Spearfish. I don't want you to think that our travel experience was bad. We saw the same strange and wondrous things that you are now, and many you have yet to see. I want you to know a little about your family as it was before you came along while we're still here to tell you. I miss so much Nana's stories about her past because it's my past too and what's gone is now gone for good. God bless and don't stop writing.

    1. Thanks for the comment Bill. It is always interesting to hear family history and I am amazed you remember it in such detail!