Yellowstone Park

A visit to Yellowstone Park was not on our main agenda this trip but we are so close we couldn’t pass up a one-day drive-through.  It was a lot of driving with the Jeep, but better that than drive the RV in.  This is not the first visit for us.  I think this might even be my 5th time here.   It really takes a few days to see it all properly, we plan a return trip in a year or two for that proper experience.

Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs

Yellowstone National Park is home to Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers and hot springs.  It’s also a very beautiful mountain wildland and home to free-ranging herds of bison and elk.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

This is only half of the semi-circle of people waiting for Old Faithful to erupt.

Waiting for Old Faithful

Waiting for Old Faithful

And Old Faithful was true to her reputation, erupting right on schedule.

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

The only wildlife we saw this time were a few bison and some swans.  I remember seeing lots more on previous visits. Hopefully next time we will see more.

Then late afternoon we had to drive through a patch of road construction as we were driving some narrow winding mountain roads.  As if that wasn’t bad enough it began to rain, and then lightning and thunder.  As we were driving out of Yellowstone the rain let up and we had the pleasure of seeing a complete rainbow.

 

Full Rainbow

Full Rainbow

 

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