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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yellowstone National Park

On Friday we loaded up the RV and headed to Yellowstone National Park. We intended to camp just outside Gardiner, MT in a BLM free camping site along the Yellowstone River. We stopped in Livingston for fuel at $4.14 a gallon and snacks. By 2pm, we were parked and set up in an absolutely beautiful, quiet spot with a view of the Yellowstone River out our back window. We fixed a quick lunch and then took a drive into the Park. We walked along the boardwalks at Mammoth Terraces and then drove out toward Lamar Valley where the wolves have been hanging out. Didn't see any wolves but saw lots of buffalo, antelope and a coyote. In Mammoth, the big, huge bull elk were laying around on the green lawns as if they owned the place, which of course they do.

Yellowstone National Park is a wonderful place, one of my favorite places. There is so much to see, you could probably spend two weeks there and not see it all. We started out on Saturday morning about 10am and got back to the RV's and the Jazzy dog about 6pm. We made the big loop down toward Old Faithful and back up by the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone which our friend Beryl and Ainslee declared the highlight of the trip.

We have been having some wonderful meals while our friends are visiting. They arrived from Oregon with fresh peaches, squash, tomatoes, corn and great steaks. Michael and I will have to get back on the diet program when they leave.

It got very cold last night, Jazz fell out of her bed sometime in the night and needless to say, we spent a very restless night after that!! Beryl and Ainslie were ready to head down the road this morning, so that is what we did. We arrived home near lunch time, had lunch and then took them to see our local tourist attraction, Natural Bridge.

What a great place we live--2 hours from one of the most spectacular spots on earth!!

Our Oregon friends, (Beryl is English) in front of the lower falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone!
The lower falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Mammoth Hot Springs
Emerald Pool at Norris Geyser Basin

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