8/2/19 – Friday
This time we went straight to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (also early, about 9 am), visiting 2 spots.
Artist’s Point (I took way too many photos)
Along the trail to Sublime Point
On the way back we came across a black bear feeding in the forest near our trail
Onward to Uncle Tom’s Point (waterfalls).
John and Justin wanted to stand where there was standing water, so they perched themselves on a small stick that teetered when the first one got off.
More family shots
Next up: lunch near Yellowstone River, so refreshing.
On our way towards more geothermal sites we came upon bison, much closer than we’d seen before.
Along the way after that stop Justin spotted a great view of a lone bison, so we stopped to check it and a hot spring (Sulphur Cauldron) nearby.
At the area of the Mud Volcano we saw some neat hot springs;
The Mud Volcano is no longer erupting, so it wasn’t that much to look at.
My favorite hot spring was Dragon Mouth Spring and the hot water areas surrounding it.
Yes, I took LOTS of photos there, but what can I say – I love the looks of that place.On our way out of Yellowstone we had an opportunity to get photos near the Yellowstone National Park sign.
We arrived back at West Yellowstone in about 1.5 hours. We stopped in town for ice cream treats, then to our condos. Joe, John and I walked to town for gifts and an item for Trish (me). When we returned Justin and family went to the pool while John and I rested.
We made our pork chop dinner, aiming for 7 pm, but our oven wasn’t working as expected, so the potatoes weren’t ready until 7:30. After dinner and cleanup John & I went to bed. Lily joined her family, then came to sleep at our place.