Midway Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 After Old Faithful we decided to stop at Midway Geyer Basin before heading back to camp at Rainbow Point Campground. Enjoy the photos of the steaming pools and bacteria mats. The colors in the pools are made by different types of bacteria that live in different temperatures of water. hot water falling into the … Continue reading Midway Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 We finally made it to Old Faithful and we were rewarded by an awesome eruption that was 50-100 ft high and last 3 & 1/2 minutes. It was sunny and snowing and about 41°F. Old Faithful video in real time - the tiny flashes of light in the video is sun reflecting off snowflakes … Continue reading Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park

Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 Yellowstone Day #1: After visiting the West Yellowstone visitor’s center and purchasing Junior Ranger workbooks for $3 each, we opted to head to Old Faithful first. We got distracted and stopped to look at bison across the river… bison across the river we were really pretty far away from the bison we saw this … Continue reading Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

We kicked off camping season 2022 with a weekend getaway to Yellowstone National Park! We stayed at Rainbow Point Campground. It is located on the banks of scenic Hebgen Lake, in southwestern Montana in Custer Gallatin National Forest. We had electric hookup, but no water hookup, no sewer hookup, and no dump site at the … Continue reading Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

Watermelon 🍉 Wages – Summer School 2022

We usually do summer school in our homeschool. Let’s face it, despite my best attempts and well laid plans, distracting and unhelpful things come up! We are so consistently and perpetually running “behind”, that for us, it’s actually not running behind. Ever since our first year of summer school in 2020, my kiddos actually look … Continue reading Watermelon 🍉 Wages – Summer School 2022

Heavenstobetty and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschool Year

Alternate title: End of Year (2021-2022) Homeschool Wrap Up Our 2021-2022 homeschool year started off rocky and late. Our move from California to Idaho in September, living in our travel trailer, and house hunting in a crazy real estate market really made homeschooling extremely difficult. So we didn’t really start until October. Getting off to … Continue reading Heavenstobetty and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschool Year

Happy Mother’s Day to Me

Found this 8ft bookshelf at Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store for $70. Found the ladder (which is hinged and folds into a chair) at Deseret Industries thrift store for $40. Finally having a place to put my book collection - priceless! Update 5/12/22: Since setting up our home library with 2 bookcases, the one shown … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to Me

Austrian Pine

We bought an Austrian Pine. I named him Captain Von Trapp.

May Snow & Fancy Bananas

We woke up to a snow dusted yard this morning (5/3/22). Bah humbug! front yard view backyard view I decided to make fancy bananas for a breakfast treat. Simply unwrap the ripe banana, lay it on a plate, slice it into discs, top with a generous amount of whipped cream and dust with cinnamon sugar. … Continue reading May Snow & Fancy Bananas