Sunday, October 2, 2011

Yellowstone Day 3

Our last day in Yellowstone started of rainy and cold. We walked to the lobby in the hotel for breakfast and watched out the window at the pouring rain. Not really our idea weather for walking around outside. We checked out of the hotel and headed to go see Old Faithful. One the drive to Old Faithful we kept seeing steam off in the distance. We finally drove up to a huge gyser bed. We got out the umbrellas and strapped the puppy backpack on Morgie and set off.
Despite the rain the kids loved walking around a looking at the hot pots and gysers.

We could stand fairly close to the one and if you weren't paying attention you would get wet with all the overspray from the gyser.
We headed off the Olf Faithful and we just missed the big gyser by a few minutes so we had about an hour and a half to look around. Morgie took the oportunity to fall asleep on me and was not about to be woken up. So Mason and daddy walked around and looked at all of the smaller gysers and enjoyed time together. I took Morgie to the lodge so she could sleep while we waited to Old Faithful to spew. Daddy and Mase came back and found up and when Morgie woke up we ate lunch from the deli which was out of almost everything since that was the last weekend Yellowstone was open to the public for the season.

Old Faithful was about 6 minutes early so we were glad we decided to chance the rain and go down there early. The kids thought was was neat and stood by the edge to watch. I remember Old Faithful being a lot bigger but maybe I was a lot smaller the last time I saw it.
On the way home with had to sop in a huge field to take some pictures since the leaves were so pretty. We set up the tripod and took a few shots. Mason wasn't interested in taking pictures at this point but it turned out pretty good otherwise.
Then the kids started to explore the field. This is usually how it works - Mason is the leader and Morgie follows and they both end up in trouble :-)

One the way back home we were driving through Jackson and there were a ton of cars pulled off the side of the road so of course we had to as well. Shane figured there were animals and we pulled off the road and got out and there were 3 moose. There were tons of people taking pictures of them and getting way too close in my opinion. Morgie and I stayed by the car where it was safe and Mase and dad went to get a closer look a take a picture. They didn't get too close since a cop showed up to make people move back. After that we headed home. Mason kept saying that he wants to go back to Yellowstone to go hunting and camping. Maybe next year minus the hinting of course. We had a great time and I'm sure we'll do it again in the near future.

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