Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Weekend Adventure (part 2)

After a full day-and-a-half fishing on Henry's Lake, the six of us piled in the pick-up and headed into Yellowstone National Park. Dan had never been and I was excited for him to see all the neat things Yellowstone had to offer. First up were the Buffalo. Yes, they really are that big. They're so used to to tourists that they just sit there and as long as you don't bother them, they'll leave you alone. It was cool to get so close to such large animals.

No trip to Yellowstone would be complete without a stop at Old Faithful. We got there with plenty of time to complete a 40 minute hike around the springs, pools and smaller geysers. Old Faithful is the definite draw, but the other thermal spots are really neat to see too. Old Faithful was right on time.

The Old Faithful Inn is 100 years old and the oldest Inn in the National Parks System. It's incredibly beautiful and is currently being renovated and updated, but keeping it's traditional charm. The main lobby is just awesome and if you're ever in the area, you need to stop by to check it out.

It was a quick weekend with two solid days of driving, but definitely worth every mile.
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