Scott and my first summer vacation was going to Lava Hot Springs, then going up through Yellowstone Park and fishing on Yellowstone Lake, that is where I caught my first fish.
Since 1980 Island Park has been our second home. We have had numerous family and friends go up and stay with us. We have shown them many of our favorite places like Island Park reservoir where you can waterski or go tubing on, John Sacks cabin where you can see trophy fish and a moose or two, 4-wheeling trails that we can ride a 100 miles a day and never see the same trail, Sawtelle mtn (on top of a mtn) where the pine trees smell crisp and green and you can look down on the whole valley and be in ahh, Mesa Falls, Earthquake Lake, Henry's lake where you can get trophy fish, or just float down the snake river all day (slow current) and get out by our place. .
Every year we go up as much as we can to relax and get away from the busy life we live everyday here ...but we always have a few projects that we try to do while we're there.
Kimberly and Shauna was born knowning Island Park like the back of their hand. We took Kimberly snowmobiling when she was a year old up to West Yellowstone where we traveled to Old Faithful seeing buffalo, elk, swan's along the way.
Shauna was a month old when we took our parents motorhome into Yellowstone Park for a week.
So we have just raised our children enjoying the outdoors. Last year we took Landon up when he was 5 weeks old and went boating on Island Park resevoir. This year he was walking around picking up pine cones and learned how to throw rocks into the lake. So we have a new generation enjoying what we love so much and hope they pass on this legacy to their children.
Landon exploring nature
Landon getting rocks to throw into the lake
Landon at Cliff lake