The last and final part of this series!
Yellowstone was simply amazing! I’ve always wanted to see it. In the time of our stay at Yellowstone we were able to visit the south side of the park. So I will need a follow-up trip to see the north side. 🙂 When we arrived at south entrance of the park, we decided to go to the Lake Hotel. It was celebrating 125 years. It was so pretty. It reminded me of the hotel from The Shining, so I thought it seemed kind of haunted. Josh thought that was funny, but he thought it funnier that it reminded me a spooky hotel from a scary movie I had never seen. But it was a lovely building. After the hotel drove to the falls by the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. That was one of my favorite places to visit. The yellow cliffs were majestic and the falls were huge. It was beautiful. We also saw the Dragon’s Mouth. It made me want to read The Hobbit. It was a huge cave that billowed out hot steamy air and the water in the cave sounded like a dragon breathing. It was cool! That night we went to our campsite and made S’mores (naturally). While we were sitting by our fire, the camp hosts came up to us and warned us that a grizzly bear was in the camp area and to be careful. We decided to put out the fire and go to bed. I was a little bit nervous. But we slept in Josh’s GTI. It was pretty impressive that we both fit and we both slept comfortably. Josh cracked the windows and I had on a lot of layers and a huge sleeping bag over my head to keep my warm, while Josh slept in a t-shirt and open so he could feel the air. Crazy man. 🙂 It was about 30 degrees that night. We slept really well that night, oddly enough and slept in until 9 a.m. We started touring the park again. We found Old Faithful and while waiting for it to go off we saw two other geysers close by go off. That was cool! My other favorite site was The Grand Prismatic. As we were drove around a bend, heading out of the park, we saw colored steam coming off a cliff. The steam was blue in the middle and orange and red on the edges. We made our way through a lot of Asian tourists to see the really amazing spring. I loved it! After the park we stopped in West Yellowstone and had a buffalo burger. Josh was super happy about that. It was a cute little restaurant that I think focused more on the decorations than the food, but it was good. I was super excited to check Yellowstone off my bucket list and I really hope to go back again some day.