I am Back

We just got home from a two week adventure in our motor home. We met up with my sister and her family at Wallawa Lake, Oregon for a few days of bike riding, hiking, and fishing. We next headed to Yellowstone in Wyoming. We had so much fun exploring the beautiful area, seeing the mud pots, geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and wildlife. It was truly awe inspiring! We left Yellowstone and headed to Craters of the Moon for a day of hiking around the old lava tubes, and caves. Our journey ended in Boise, Idaho where we celebrated a couple of birthdays and the Fourth of July with our family and friends. It was a fantastic trip… one we will always remember. I’ll be back to posting recipes tomorrow. Here are a few pictures from our trip.

Wallowa Lake:

Joseph, Oregon

Lower Falls:

Yellowstone, Wyoming

Firehole River Area:


Lewis Falls:

West Thumb Geyser Basin:




Mammoth Hot Springs:


Norris Basin:

Craters of the Moon:

Arco, Idaho

Boise, Idaho:

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42 Responses to “I am Back”

  1. 1

    Pavithra — July 7, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    Oh wow thats awesome pictures u have share… Hope u enjoyed ur trip very well..

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    Jenn — July 7, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    Great photos!! It really makes me feel like traveling cross country.

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    Salsa Verde — July 7, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    Well come back!! Hope you enjoyed your trip and the pictures are amazing!!!

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    smalldot — July 7, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    very nice pictures!!

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    Pam — July 7, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    Welcome back! The pictures are incredible!

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    Jean — July 7, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    welcome back!!! good to know that u had a great time.

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    Donna-FFW — July 7, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    Gorgeous photos.. welcome back!

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    Lisa — July 7, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    Wow! Beautiful photos! Welcome back to blogging.

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    Big Dude — July 7, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    Great shots – makes me want to go get a motorhome.

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    Recipe for Delicious — July 7, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    Welcome back! I missed your posts while you were gone, but it looks like a great trip. What incredible wildlife! Beautiful pcitures!

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    Cathy — July 7, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    Welcome home, Pam. You covered a lot of territory in 2 weeks. Thanks for sharing those fantastic photos.

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    Stacey Snacks — July 7, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    What a beautiful country we have. I have never been to that part of it.
    What beautiful photos.
    Welcome back, now get back in the kitchen!

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    Joanne — July 7, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    Yay! I'm glad you're back and that you had a great time. The photos are excellent. I can't believe that bison walking in the middle of the road! Crazy.

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    Bethie — July 7, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    Glad you guys had a great family vacation! Welcome home.

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    Cat — July 7, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    Beautiful scenery! I want to go vacation now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    PeggyR — July 7, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

    OMG I missed you big time! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I love the pictures..

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    ~RED~ — July 7, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    OHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I love the photos! it's beautiful out there!
    Thank youso much for sharing with us. Glad you're back.

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    Alisia — July 7, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    your photos are amazing! Looks like you had a fantastic trip. I love the photo of the Bull just casually wandering in the middle of the road.

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    Melissa — July 7, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    Amazing photos! I loved the wildlife ones the best!

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    StephenC — July 7, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    Welcome back. Thankyou for sharing the beautiful photos. I adore Yellowstone. Look forward to your food tomorrow.

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    Carmen Rosa — July 7, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

    Welcome back!! Beautiful country!!! Iยดm glad that you had a very nice holidays.
    Love, Carmenrosa

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    Ingrid — July 7, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    Fantastic photos! You've created wonderful memories that your children will cherish. I loved our family road trips.

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    Anonymous — July 7, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    Wow…amazing photos, Pam! My family and I went to Yellowstone last year (and Colorado, Montana and Wyoming). Don't you just love the snow covered mountains even though it is t-shirt weather during the day? I hope you had a great time- welcome back!

    Kim in MD

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    Debbie — July 7, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    Welcome back and what fantastic pictures. Glad you had a good time. Isn't summer fun?

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    ChilliBite — July 7, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    Gret pictures! great holiday ๐Ÿ™‚ good to see you again ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you got my invitation to a blog-internet game I sent you just before yout vacation:)
    Kasia from ChilliBite.pl

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    Kris — July 7, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    Welcome back Pam! You were missed! What a fantastic trip! We are wanting to go to Wyoming and see all of this beautiful country side. We had thought we might go this summer, but it isn't going to be happening. I love the photo of the "Bronco fan" on the swing. Probably in Boise. My son in law is a dyed in the wool Bronco fan! Boise born and raised. Loved these pics!

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    nanny — July 7, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    What an awesome vacation…pictures are great!!!
    Welcome back!

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    Lindsay — July 7, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    I don't ever really comment on blogs, but I just wanted to let you know that I think your blog is fantastic…I make lots of recipes, or use them as inspiration for recipes of my own. And it sounds funny to say, but I MISSED you while you were gone! Keep up the great work.

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    tinsel — July 7, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    If I ever visit the USA again this is where I will go .Fantastic places!

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    stephchows — July 7, 2010 @ 8:19 pm


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    Marjie — July 7, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

    That was quite the trip! The buffalo in the middle of the road made me laugh – a lot – because I've seen those guys in real life, and know just how huge they are!

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    Jen_from_NJ — July 7, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

    WOW – what fabulous photos! I would love to take a similar trip. Just fantastic!

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    Chris — July 7, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

    How come everyone got a hiking stick except your hubby? Ya'll holding out on him? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    When you passed that buffalo, did you tell him that he is much leaner than beef? You know, not to scare him but for his ego ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Nina Timm — July 8, 2010 @ 3:39 am

    Glad you're back. Those are some awesome place and beautiful pictures…are you sure your are not a undercover National Geographic photographer??

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    Joy — July 8, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

    Ahhh, Pam… I am already missing you! It was so very good to be able to see you and to spend some time together. Our time together is always too short but I cherish every minute! Loved the images from Yellowstone – esp. the family pic at Lewis Falls.

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    Mandy — July 8, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    Amazingly stunning photo's, Pam. Sounds (and looks) like such a fantastic time. How fun to load up the motorhome and travel around. Your children will have such amazing memories when they get older.

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    Live.Love.Eat — July 8, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    These pics are awesome Pam! I went cross country over 15 yrs ago and went to Yellowstone. Camped out overnight and it was amazing.

    We went to Vegas after and all I wanted to do was go back to the nature part of the trip. Places like this make me realize how gorgeous this country is.

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    myochrasy — July 9, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    Wow. Beautiful!!!

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    The Comfort of Cooking — July 9, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    Welcome back, Pam! You sure got some incredible photos. I love the one of the bison holding up traffic. I don't even know what I would do if that happened to me!

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    Anonymous — July 10, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

    Great pictures! Have really been on the east coast most of my life. It is nice to see the rest of America!

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    I have been checking out many of your articles and i can claim nice stuff. I will surely bookmark your site.

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