Friday, September 17, 2010

Yellowstone - Day 2

Yellowstone has a series of roads that basically makes out the number 8.  There is a lower and upper loop.

Today we pretty much did the lower loop.  Towards that end, it's important to realize that one could spend weeks here and not see everything.  So when I say we did the loop,  let that mean we hit some of the highlights.

Our first stop was Old Faithful, and the Old Faithful Inn where we had a nice lunch.

The Inn was constructed over the winter of 1903-1904 out of locally obtained materials.   It is quite an impressive structure.  One can almost imagine the ladies and gents of that older time sitting down to a fine meal in these beautiful surroundings.

Of course a visit is not complete without seeing Old Faithful blow off a head of steam.
It actually shoots upwards of 8,000 plus gallons of water during each eruption

This is a shot of it just chillin

Here it is thrillin

They have some old 1930's Tour Cars for Tours if you wish

From Old Faithful we made our way first north, to visit some more geyser basins.

Some of the colors seem like abstract art

Some are just downright beautiful.

The Norris Geyser Baisn is the largest in the Park.  We have a ton of photos, but Kate said to put in some people shots again.

Finally it was off to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the Lower Falls to finish out the day.

On the way back to our camp it was getting close to dusk and we saw tons of wildlife.

I have a bunch of photos and video but that will have to wait for next time.

Its bedtime and my Laptop battery is getting low.

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