This past week, I crossed three more national parks off my bucket list. My husband and I visited Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. If I had to sum up the experience in one sentence, it would be this: I serve an awesome God who created an amazing earth filled with indescribable beauty.
My first visit to Montana did not disappoint. We beheld snow-covered mountains, trees of red and yellow amidst the evergreens, along with lakes and rivers. We observed a bald eagle as he left his perch and took flight. Although temps were lower than what I expect in early October, we dressed in layers and enjoyed the outdoors.
Snow and the scent of pine trees put this New Mexico girl in the mood for Christmas decorations. Something that rarely happens until a week before Christmas. We may decorate early this year even though, as I write this, our current temperature is 81.
Inside Glacier National Park, we photographed waterfalls, hiked along a clear stream and mossy trail to Avalanche Lake, and enjoyed a view of the mountains from Lake McDonald.
My favorite sights in Yellowstone weren’t the hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles, or geysers. Although they were remarkable, I loved the wildlife. Plenty of elk and bison. Disappointed we didn’t find a moose, but we saw our first grizzly bear. Exciting, since he was far away!
The Grand Teton National Park offered magnificent sights of snow-covered mountains, lakes, rivers, and autumn colors.
Once again, I thank you, Father, for your creation. You’ve given us so much to enjoy.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15, NKJV
Where do you like to travel to view God’s indescribable gifts?