Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 2, 2014 Saturday - through Yellowstone to Idaho

The boys were eager to share some spots they found in Yellowstone with Bryn. After entering the Park, we stopped at Fishing Bridge to get their NPS Passports stamped.  Next a slow drive through the Hayden Valley, slow due to the plethora of buffalo on both side of the road - and on the road.  Cars stopped in both directions, and lots of buffalo close-up photos were taken.

 Then back to Bridge Bay campground to see site #49, their home-away-from-home for the week.  Taking the advice of Randy's dad, who says 'life is uncertain, eat dessert first, ' we had a short stop at
the Marina to enjoy a favorite treat, huckleberry ice cream sandwiches -yum! 

Then on to a beautiful lunch stop along Gull Point Drive. This is a spot with gorgeous views of Lake Yellowstone.  Following this, we drove through the Old Faithful area and up to Firehole Lake, where some of the road melted a couple of weeks ago. The quickly-fixed road was partially gravel and very bumpy, but added to the excitement of thinking we might see a big eruption. We exited the Park through Madison. In West Yellowstone, Montana, we visited the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. The boys visited last year, but this was Bryn's first visit. Here is one of the wolves through one of the observation windows.

Tonight we're in Idaho Falls. We ate at a 50s diner (serving 5 types of potatoes) and the boys had fun using the tabletop juke box. Their choices of the Who, Jethro Tull, and Queen didn't fit the decor but made for nice listening.

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