Oct 3, 2008

Day 12 - Yellowstone Park, Part I

We left Sheridan , Wyoming and drove most of the morning, making a lunch stop in Cody, Wyoming - a town made famous by Buffalo Bill. Dakota was interested in learning more about this great American personality but we were anxious to get to Yellowstone so we told him he would get to see Buffalo Bill later. As we got closer to Yellowstone, the plains gave way to mountains and the fences disappeared. This made for some interesting road blocks along the way.



We arrived at the East entrance to Yellowstone around 2pm and we're really happy to see no lines at all! Our plans were to spend the night in West Yellowstone, about 60 miles away at the far west of the park. We had some time so we made a few stops as we traveled across the park. Our first stop was the Mud Volcano to see the "Dragon's Breath" hot spring.



Along the way we discovered that Yellowstone truly is a WILD place. Our next stop was the "Artist's Point", also called the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. There are upper and lower waterfalls here and judging by the number of people with cameras, it must be one of the most photographed places in America...




Our last stop before heading for West Yellowstone was the Canyon Village Visitor's Center. We watched a good movie about the park and took a tour through the exhibit to learn about the geology of the park.





Tomorrow we have a full day at Yellowstone planned. Stay tuned!
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momxxx said...

hey! where are all the bears?

elphabainwicked said...

And you didn't let Dakota ride the Buffalo, why?

I can't wait to hear about Yellowstone...when I was a kid I always wanted to go to "Jellystone" and thought "Yellowstone" was it. I wanted to see Yogi Bear and Boo boo.

Let me know if Dakota finds them.

Oh and you can really call me a dork...asked for a post card from ND today...lol.

You are awesome Robin...this is the best blog I have ever read, since I found them!!

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