We are home now and I can’t tell you how glad I am. It was wonderful to see so much of the US, but I feel like I have to get my land legs again after spending so much time in the car ;). Here’s what our week has been like…
The Rest of the Big Road Trip:
We went to Yellowstone, which has been a long standing dream of mine. It was everything I thought it would be and more! We drove into the park and within a few hours we had seen bison, elk, mule deer, a grizzly bear and it’s cub, plus a lot of squirrels, birds and chipmunks. We also had chances the next day to see a grey wolf and a black bear, along with additional sightings of the animals we had seen before. The park is packed with wildlife!
More than that Yellowstone is home to some amazing geological features, such as hot springs, boiling mud pits and geysers. It’s a biochemist’s dream to see all those hots springs with their thermophile bacteria. Life is amazing!
Princess was amazed at the colors we saw in the various calderas, but she was even more amazed to find out that the colors were caused by the heat-loving bacteria. However, she didn’t love the sulfur smell :).
We also got to see Old Faithful and the Beehive Geyser go off at the same time, which is rare because Beehive doesn’t blow at regular intervals. We were much closer to Old Faithful, but Beehive is the one that really put on the show.
This Week’s Reviews & Giveaway’s:
This is the final week of Elemental Science reviews and giveaways. If you haven’t read them yet, be sure to check each of the blogs out…
- Biology for the Logic Stage @ Small World
- Physics for Grammar Stage @ Bohemian Bowmans
- Biology for the Grammar Stage @ Smockity Frocks
- Exploring Science @ Spell Outloud
- Physics for the Grammar Stage @ Homegrown Learners
Hope that you all had a great week as well! Be sure to stop by Kris’s blog for this week’s weekly wrap-up.