As a part of our roadtrip West, we spent one day and one night driving through Yellowstone National Park. It’s my first time, but Pat has spent time in the past there, so he was really excited to show me around. Yellowstone is huge and stunning and has such varied landscape from mountains to hot springs to wide plains. My mind was blown.
One of the biggest highlights of our time in the park was the wildlife.
Oh wait, you thought I meant the fox family? I actually thought these nature-dwellers were much more entertaining:
The amount of multi-thousand dollar lenses following the foxes was borderline absurd. Everyone is a professional photographer these days! Naturally, Pat had to get in on the action, borrowing someone’s fancy binoculars.
Our other major encounter with wildlife was a bison jam – a heard of about 50 bison decided to turn the main park road into a crosswalk. They help up traffic for two hours while they wandered aimlessly back and forth!
There is a church in the park, but it seems the only attendees when we were there were some deer.
This rock formation caught my eye, as from afar it reminded me of a row of ladyfingers! It’s so cool how there was only one row in the whole mountain. I’m sure there is a real geological explanation for this, but I think it’s kind of magical.
Because our camp stove was tucked away in the trailer, we didn’t have the means to make hot water for coffee in the morning. We find a cafe on the outskirts of the park to get our fix. Not a bad view from the cafe window!
Yellowstone is also full of hot springs and thermophilic bacteria that make the rocks beautiful vibrant colors. My favorite was Midway Geyser Basin. It’s proof that nature is the best artist. Breathtaking!
My sexy hubby! What about Yellowstone’s most famous sight, Old Faithful? We stopped by to see and caught it at the tail end of an eruption. It was pretty cool, but didn’t hold a candle to Midway Geyser!