Yellowstone… Take 2

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The past few days have been filled with geysers, canyons, colors, and waterfalls.  The weather has been more than cooperative and we have been taking advantage of it.  We spent a lot of time in the truck in what Scott would call “Bison Jams”.  They are all over the place and act as if they own the park… go figure.  We got a kick out of their parading down the road.

We walked around Yellowstone Canyon trying to capture views of the Upper and Lower Falls from various vantage points.  We hiked down to Red Rock, a great observation point to see Lower Falls from.  The hike back up was quite steep and we almost lost Brenda (she was up for the challenge). From there we stopped at the Mud Volcano area, which was on our way home.  Not as impressive as some of the other points of interest, but we did like Dragon’s Breath.

On Tuesday we moved to our new campsite at Grant Village.  We lucked out and got the site we requested which was overlooking the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake. We relished in a “REAL” campsite and enjoyed just hanging out the first day there. Who needs electricity and water.

On Wednesday, we finally made our way to the Old Faithful area.  We spent the better part of the day hiking around the upper and lower geyser basins.  We observed Old Faithful go off from two separtae vantage points during the afternoon.  Although it is predictable and relatively tall, there are many other more impressive geysers, springs, and pools in the surrounding basins.  Some of our favorite spots from the day were Grotto Geyser, Morning Glory Pool, and Chromatic Pool. We saw several other geysers go off as we happened by, which was a bonus. To top the day off… Giant raspberry/chocolate swirl ice creams in waffle cones, YUM!

6 Responses to “Yellowstone… Take 2”

  1. Lee says:

    Yosemite looked way cooler! I just talked to Nat, yes we are still alive! I’m sorry we missed the Yosemite visit, it seems like you were just here and then you were in the park. How could you have done soo much in such a short period of time. It’s a bluescreen background! It’s all bullshit, and you are still in a trailer park in Texas.

    Drop me an e-mail with your cell and we will catch up. Lee

    • admin says:

      Hey Lee,
      lol… We were wondering what happened to you guys. We sent a few emails and didn’t hear. It is crazy how fast the year has gone. It does seem like we just left your house a short time ago. We’ve tried to make the most of our time and feel we’ve done a pretty good job. We’ll need a rest from our vacation or sure. Hope all the women in your life are doing well. Send our regards to Karen and the girls. We’ll shoot you an email with our #.
      Kim and Chris

  2. lindsay says:

    ok so i love you chris for going on the side of the rode and pretending to be a bison! and mommy i miss you! 🙁

  3. lindsay says:

    no i love you to kim but i would love you more if you ackeded like a bison in the rode 😀

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