Thursday, August 18, 2011
From High Plains CG - Gillette, WY
We took another day to further explore Yellowstone National Park. It just takes a long time to see even the highlights. This was our last tour of the park and there was so much we did not get to see. Our plan was to visit the Canyon area and the Lake area, probably some of the most interesting areas of the park.
We first visited the Visitor Center at the Canyon area.
We visited the Lower Falls viewpoints to get several perspective of the Lower Falls.
As we traveled toward the Lake area, we ran into a Major Buffalo Jam, with a hundred or more cars simply stopped in the road watching a huge herd of buffalo. The park rangers attempt to keep traffic moving, but it still moves at a snail's pace.
This big dude decided to take him a big old 'sand waller' right by the side of the road as we passed by.
Arriving at the Lake Area we crossed the lake at Fishing Bridge.
We returned back to camp by way of some 'pots' that we had visited before, but we got to see one of the geysers erupt.
While waiting on the geyser, we learned a new way to eat Cheeto's without getting your fingers all orange colored.
Going to Yellowstone NP was not the only thing we did while at the Valley View CG in Island Park, ID. We also ate out a couple of times in West Yellowstone, visited the Museum, saw three 'melodramas', visited John Sack Cabin, visited Virginia City, ID, even had a few happy hours with our fellow RV'ers.
I will try to get most of that covered in my next blog or two.