We were nervous about camping, especially since we've NEVER CAMPED BEFORE. And, we were camping in bear country 1,300 miles from home. I should also add that we are not handy. For example, we are both afraid to change the fluorescent light bulbs in our laundry room. But, with advice from many friends (thanks Catholic Mutt!), everything was successful- even the food. We ate out on the road- mostly Subway and salads from McDonalds. While we were in Yellowstone, we ate exclusively from the cooler. If I may say so myself, we ate very well. We had sloppy joes, mostaccioli, quesadillas, zucchini brownies, string cheese, salad with lots of cut up veggies, simple salad dressing of olive oil, rice vinegar, salt and pepper.
Not only was our trip successful, it was inspirational. I think it was even a spiritual experience. We were in awe most of the time. I thought AJ might be bored but, he loved searching for the wildlife and staring at the geothermal wonders. I got a little choked up when we were approaching the exit. When I looked over at Guitar Man, he had tears in his eyes. Our trip seems like a dream now.