This morning was our last morning in Yellowstone. Now we are on the road again (sitting in a mall parking lot eating Wendy's in Butte, Montana) heading up to Glacier National Park at the top of Montana. It feels like we've been gone for a long time yet not long at all. It's crazy that we're on day 6 of the trip and we could still be gone for another 4 days if we wanted.
Our first day in Yellowstone we saw Old Faithful. Their were so many people there, it was absolutely ridiculous (refer to pictures in previous post). It's pretty mind blowing that there is boiling water under the earth that just decides to erupt right on schedule throughout the day. WEIRD.
Yellowstone is beautiful and I couldn't get over the fact that it was in yucky ole Wyoming. It seems like it should be somewhere else where magical fairies live.
We hiked to Mystic Falls (our longest walk while we were staying there). We drove around more of the park and saw boiling pots of water and mud and lots of animals. Well, mostly just buffalo. LOTS of buffalo.
While on our trip so far we've seen a snake and scorpian in the desert, and a black bear, buffalo, bald eagles, big horn sheep, two wolves, osprey and a porcupine in Yellowstone. No grizzlies. Sasquatch was sad.
The other night we drove around Yellowstone looking for a campsite until almost midnight. I was tired, I was grumpy, and I wanted out of the car. At about 10:30pm we stopped at the Lodge at Old Faithful to ask if there was anything available in the park and we ended up having to drive OUT of the park, back to the Tetons to camp at a site with a broken picnic table, right on the freeway for almost $40. And we had to drive almost an hour away to get there too.
The next night we drove across the Yellowstone/Montana border and found an awesome camp spot that was so beautiful AND only $14. That's close to where Earthquake Lake was (refer to pictures in the previous post). Montana is gorgeous and reminds me a lot of Colorado but not as touristy and just...simpler.
When we got into town in Montana to camp that night, we walked around some of the gift shops and the funniest thing that I saw was a Belly Button Lint Cleaner "For the person who has everything". I was so tempted to buy one just because I couldn't stop laughing!
We are about four and a half hours away from Glacier right now and will end up driving the whole way there today (so we'll be sleeping somewhere in the park most likely, Mother 1 + 2. We are having an incredible time (but would like to shower soon) and we will continue to keep everyone posted!
Love you all!