Friday, June 1, 2012

Yellowstone



For Memorial Day Weekend, we decided to take a road trip.  Our plan was to stay in Idaho Falls, and take day trips to Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, and the Tetons.


Well, PART of that happened!  We knew it was going to be  cold, but we didn't expect to be FREEZING!


So, we started with Yellowstone. What a beautiful place!  It was snowing,  yet the trees were the greenest I've ever seen.  It was cold, yet there were definite signs of spring.  We saw baby buffalo!

We visited the "Artist's Paint Pots"  which are kind of like bubbling cauldrons.  The water in them is HOT HOT HOT.  So there was lots of steam as the snow fell. 



We made it to Old Faithful, but we watched the video of it, instead of waiting the 40 minutes to see it actually erupt.  IT WAS TOO COLD!
 As we left Yellowstone, it started snowing harder.  We saw the snow plows head out.   

We were so happy to get to our warm hotel room!   By the next morning, we discovered that many roads in and out of the other places we planned on visiting had been snowed out. 

The good thing about a road trip, and not being very far away, is that it's an easy decision to just go home, and call it a day!

We will definitely be going back, but maybe when the weather's a bit warmer! ;)
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3 comments:

Kimmy said...

You guys are troopers! I've only been to Yellowstone once, and it was long ago. I would love to go back.

Angie said...

i didn't realize that these places were so doable from here...now I feel the need to take Q.

Erica said...

I've never been to Yellowstone. Not once. Time to go - it looks awesome! :o)