We decided it would be a great idea to take the Bozos to Yellowstone yesterday. DH and I went there together 15 yrs ago. But, we figured, how could we be so close to Yellowstone, and not go?
Well, they were a bit too young to really appreciate it. We intended on doing the whole lower loop. Which can take about 11 hrs., depending on how often you stop, and get out of the car. But, we only made it as far as Old Faithful before we turned around & went home.
I think the decision to go was still a good one. We saw some of the best stuff there & I know the Bozos will be talking about it for awhile.
In order to get to Yellowstone from Jackson, you need to go through Grand Teton National Park. That was a beautiful drive.
Then it was on to Yellowstone.
This is an example to some of the magnificent views we had. There was a ton of snow on the ground up there.
The snow looked so amazing next to all the burnt trees from the fires of 1988.
One of our first stops was Lewis Lake.
Here's a shot of my little explorer. They could have had fun for hours there throwing rocks in the water. But, I was too scared of bears to stay for long.
The next stop, and my favorite one, was the West Thumb Geyser Basin.
This is a rare shot of Miles. He was not cooperating with taking photos.
Here is a view we had to pull over for on the way to Old Faithful.
We arrived there with a wait time of only 20 minutes until the next predicted eruption. We sat and ate some delicious BLT's that we had brought with us from Creekside Market & Deli. Thankfully, they were right in their predictions. Because, we would have been very bummed if there wasn't anything to watch.
It's hard to see because of the very cloudy sky. But, it was pretty cool.