Friday, August 19, 2011
From High Plains Campground, Gillette, WY
While parked in Island Park and in between visits to Yellowstone, we had quite a few other adventures.
West Yellowstone Museum
One such adventure was to the West Yellowstone (the town) Museum housed in the old Union Pacific RR Depot that displayed a lot of the history of the area including information about the Union Pacific RR and its impact on Yellowstone NP visitors.
The Madison Hotel was built in the early 1900's and is still operated by two sisters who are the grand-daughters of the original owner. Although the hotel has been expanded several times, the original six rooms of the hotel is still as it was back then, and furnished as they were originally.
Top Of Mountain Trip
One day, with our friends Kevin and Arlene, we drove to the top of a 10,000 foot mountain where there is some huge radio (radar) installations.
Meanwhile, back here in Gillette, waiting on the Escapade to start, we are having a great time with some really good friends. We arrived here at High Plains Campground a week ago today and that night had a great dinner with Bob and Molly at The Chop House in an old hotel downtown.
More in my next blog...