7.15.2019

Summer Travels

Gwen and I left last Thursday, heading out in the early morning and making our way to Missouri, the first part of our East Coast trip. Today, we're already in Pennsylvania at my parents!



I'll pop in when I can, I have a few posts randomly scheduled, but life on the road! Expect much lighter posting over the next 3 weeks of travel.

7.12.2019

Last Part... Geysers and Some of the Most Unique Features!

Friday the 28th we made the journey South through Montana into Wyoming, and to Yellowstone. This was our second time at Yellowstone, which leading to this trip had been our favorite National Park (its still a very close second!). The drive was easy enough, and before we knew it we were in the park!


Almost an hour later and we were finally pulling into our campsite! And the view was not so bad!


We got in, set up and settled, and other then a trip to one of the general stores, so took it very easy that night.


Gwen played with the neighboring site's kids some, we ate, and played some chess. We had a bit of excitement that night when an angry buffalo ran through our campsite, breaking a tree and tearing up some ground, followed pretty quickly by another bigger buffalo that just slowly wandered through, about 3.5 feet from our tent! Eep. That part was a bit scary... buffalo are absolutely massive, and I'd rather not see them that close again.



We were up and ready the next morning for some more exploring. There were some sites we wanted to see again in the blue summer skies (vs. the grey autumn visit we had last time), and many new places to check out. We headed first to Old Faithful.




After that it was on to check out the Sapphire Pool and the Grand Prismatic Spring.





We'd seen them before, but it had been so cold that the steam made it hard to see any color. Still steamy this time, but much more color to see!






After that we headed North in the park, to a section we hadn't checked out last time... Lamar Valley.




Our hike here didn't last too long... the sulfur smells were getting to Gwen by that point, so we cut it short.


But after that we drove most of the way to the Northeast Exit, checking out the Valley with all its amazing views and animals.











We headed back to the campsite after that for dinner over the fire, and more playing for Gwen with the neighbor kids.


We tucked in for our last night...



Finally on Sunday it was time to get up with the sun, and head for our longest drive of the trip, back home.


There were a few frustrations, but we saw a double rainbow somewhere in Wyoming, and it amazingly went very fast other then the last hour or so.


8 days, 2500+ miles, 2 new states, and a new National Park... one damn amazing trip!!