Various Images from My First Trip to Yellowstone/Grand TetonsI started asking my parents to take me to Yellowstone when I was eight years old. It was too far away (we lived in the deep south), and my parents were self-employed and couldn't spare the time for the journey.
Later in life I found I was either too poor or, like my parents, too buried in being self-employed to get to the western parks.
This year--at long last--I finally made it. 45 years after that first request to my elders, I found myself in Yellowstone National Park and its southern neighbor, Grand Tetons National Park.
You can say I was one happy man.
I'll update the album as I process the 3,000+ photos I took during my week in the parks.