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Friday, August 27, 2010

Yellowstone Park First Day

I can’t began to count the number of times I have been to Yellowstone Park beginning with a trip out here from Arkansas in 1972 with my family.  I’ve been into the Park on snow machines in winter and made countless summer and fall trips over here.  Today was a great trip through the Park.

All four of us and all three furkids spent a restless, hot, sweaty night—it never cooled off all night long, a rarity for Montana.  But we all got up with great attitudes looking forward to showing Gina and Rollie Yellowstone Park for their first time.  We took all three pooches with us today and it worked well—better than leaving them alone for hours and hours.

We stopped briefly in Mammoth before heading out across the Lamar Valley to Cooke City.  Our lunch stop was along this beautiful little creek.Our lunch spot2 Leaving Cooke City we headed back to Roosevelt Junction and over to Canyon Village and the Upper and Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.  Gina and Rollie were suitably impressed!G&R Lower Falls Upper Falls

Lower Falls3 Lower FallsM&Me After viewing the Falls we headed to the employee campground to find Mom and Chuck.  They had fixed hamburgers on the grill for us and fruit salad, it was all very good hitting the spot.  We visited for a short while then they drove with us over to the gift shop so we could take advantage of their employee discount.  With hugs all around we made our way back to our little spot by the Yellowstone River. 

A perfect day in Montana and Wyoming.


  1. Liked those great outdoor pictures & they started that Hitch-Itch to churning in me again. I have been to that spot where you took the pics & hope someday to return to Yellowstone so Kelly can see all that beauty as well.

  2. Looks like you all had a great day, Yellowstone is a beautful place. Be safe out there . Sam & Donna.

  3. Great pictures. We were there back in 1998 but need to do it again. Maybe you and Mike and Gina and Rollie will take us to your "boondocking" spot next year. Wish we could be there with you now but things just didn't work out for us this year.
    Hugs to all and give our "kids" a big hug.....Pat


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