Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 7...More Yellowstone

We spent today exploring Yellowstone a little more.  We got off to a late start due to some unexpected issues through the night.  About 1:00am Haley woke up with a nasty bug and was vomiting.  I will not say how bad it was, just that she had to have a shower after all was said and done!  We therefore slept in until 10 this morning.

When we got up it was snowing we were not supposed to have snow so that was a BIG surprise.  It did not last too long so no issues with our plans for the day, but it was enjoyable to see and the kids really got a kick out of it!

We started into the park and about 5 miles into the park we came upon a huge traffic jam so here is my question...Why did the Bison cross the road???  Of course to cause a huge delay for all of the tourists!!! :)  The pictures below were the traffic in front of and behind us in the park.

 After taking an hour and a half to go 14 miles (that is no exaggeration) we finally made it to our destination.  We were able to see a new area that we had not seen before including Old Faithful.  It was beautiful and thanks to my friend Amanda Gurkin (love you!!)...we were able to get some great shots (with her camera) of the geyser.   I could not load the pics of when it was the tallest....Hope you enjoy!!

We then ate at the Old Faithful Inn, which is the historic hotel in the park.  It was more about the scenery than the food but nevertheless it was a great experience.  We went up stairs to take pictures and had the opportunity to talk with a college student from Massachusetts who is here for the summer with Campus Crusade for Christ.  We had a wonderful talk with her about there mission....they are here to work and minister to those that work here in the park.  It was a blessing to see someone so on fire for God so we really enjoyed chatting with her.

After we left the restaurant Jay went around to the front of the building so that I could snap some pics of the hotel.  When we rounded the corner we saw bison walking down the road.  The kids had a big laugh about "The Bison checking into the room at the Old Faithful Inn!"  We had a lot of laughs today with all of the bison roaming around on the road.  After a while you kind of get that "really, another bison???" feeling. 

Still another wonderful day here in Gods Country....we are off to the Grand Tetons tomorrow and looking forward to seeing that area.  It is supposed to be the coldest day tomorrow with a lot more snow.

Thanks so much to everyone for the encouraging messages and comments....I really hope you are enjoying our adventures!!!

1 comment:

  1. The pictures are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love coming along with you guys on your adventure. Hope Haley is feeling better. Keep up the blogging... it seems like you have been doing forever! :D