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We headed out on a Friday afternoon
into the stormy skies of Wyoming. It only rained hard for a bit, but the
angry skies lasted for hours. The team was incomplete with Aneta missing,
though not by choice. The sun came out of hiding in the last few hours
of the day.
We camped just past Cody, Wyoming
and we chose to enter Yellowstone through the East Entrance. We were by
Yellowstone Lake pretty soon -- an endless field of water with only a
boat or two.
We saw our first buffalo within
30 yards of the road, along the edge of the woods. After some grazing,
the big guy continued just next to the road and along the edge of the
woods. He was still grazing most of the way. Our jeep was in a great position
for pictures from the driver's seat on this one-lane-each road. Someone
decided to pass our standing colony of cars -- A midsize pickup truck
got within 2ft of the buffalo while passing, and then we heard a "boom"
sound. It sounded like the buffalo hit the truck. As we passed the unlucky
pulled-over truck, we didn't see any damage, however.
On a long meadow we saw 2 big
elk grazing. Cars were stopped left and right. The elk were unconcerned
wit the nearby people and continued to graze lifteing their heads occasionally.
Later they decided to lie down and even rest their heads on the ground.
After the buffalo and elk, we were now
hoping for seeing bears too. Maybe a grizzly? But no suck luck, not even
faw away. We only got to see waterfalls.
Our destination of the day (eventually)
was Old Faithful geyser. During the day we only noticed a few small isolated
geysers. But Old Faithful was supposed to be the biggest and baddest of
them all. Many people were now sitting around already, waiting for the
next big geyser show. As the little pamplet said...
After the geyser show stopped, we walked towards the many clouds of soke
rising in the distance.
morning - Midway ...
Morning Glory geyser was the prettiest
of them all. The blue color...
We didn't have time for Grand
Teton Nat. Park, but at least we had a preview as we drove through.
|Total Trip Distance: 1,351 miles
.........all pictures here are from Ola's digital camera ..... mostly
by Ola .......
.......my pictures..........in September .........