We've started this blog to share our 2012 RV adventures while we travel throughout the USA. Our main focus is the National Parks with side trips thrown in to other beautiful sights along the way. Visiting friends and family will surely be highlights of this trip as well. We hope you enjoy reading about our travels and we look forward to hearing from you while we are on the road.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
We’ve seen so much!
From North to South and East to West encompassing the entire Grand Loop. We’ve
seen geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, mud volcanos, lakes, streams, rivers,
mountains, falls, and canyons. We’ve walked, hiked, and driven through the most
incredible landscapes and seen gorgeous vistas. We’ve seen grizzly bear, black
bear, elk, moose, bison, marmots, coyote, wolf, mountain goats, long horned
sheep and pronged horned deer.
We were once asked
why we would stay in Yellowstone for 2 full weeks. While we have seen a lot,
there are still trails, lakes, and mountains we did not explore. You could
spend a lot more than two weeks here and still not see it all.
Our last few days
have been spent at a leisurely pace with Tim fishing for a morning and our
returning to the Firehole area to view the Artist’s Paint Pots and the Fountain
Fouintain Paint Pots
In fact, on our way back from there today, the Bison helped us
celebrate our last day! They led a parade right down the Grand Loop road for 10
miles. We were 10 cars back from them and the Ranger cars that eventually came
to prod them along. It was really like a modern day cattle drive.
It took us
almost one and a half hours to go 10 miles. Some of them lagged behind and kept
going in between the cars. At one point they came so close to the car, that I
could have reached out and touched them from the passenger seat. Scared the heck out of me when I had focused
my camera on one by the side of the road and another one came right up to the
Lagging Behind the Herd
Up Close and Personal with NO Zoom!
We’ve enjoyed our
time in Yellowstone despite the cold. And now we are off to the Teton National
Park where we are looking forward to many more adventures. The Tetons are just
outside the southern entrance to Yellowstone and not more than a two hour drive
from here. Colter Bay here we come!