Since we were only a 45 minute ride from Yellowstone National Park, we took Tina with us to show her Yellowstone while she was visiting. Even though the weather forecast was for cloudy skies and rain, we decided to make the trip and it turned out to be fantastic.
We first headed to old faithful and the main lodge area, we got a wonderful breakfast in the lodge and as we were finishing, old faithful was about to go, as it goes off about every 94 minutes so the crowds really built up as were were eating breakfast.
A pretty amazing clock was on the huge stone fireplace….
Old faithful just getting started….
after old faithful, we headed up the road to see the prismatic springs area…
next up up was a trip to the north to see Yellow Canyon and falls, it was a short hike to artist’s point to take in the splendor. The colors were more pronounced than the photo’s show, due to the clouds and sun reflecting off the clouds washing things out. Along the way, we say numerous Bison…
The view of Yellowstone River from Artists Point
after that is was time to head back to the Grand Tetons.
We got really lucky to get a chance to see Yellowstone while Tina was with us. The next day, we got news that Cathy’s Dad’s health was fading and we needed to rethink our plans. After dropping off Tina to fly back to NH and checking on Ed’s condition, I started looking for flights to get Cathy back to New England. Flights from Jackson were expensive with little space so the next town near our travels was Billings, Montana, about 6 hours away. I made reservations for Cathy and extended a stay we were planning an hour south of Billings. The net result is we cancelled our Yellowstone reservations for this trip and will have to plan a return trip in 2020. We packed up and headed to Billing’s by traveling through part of Yellowstone we didn’t see….
Cathy got on a flight to NH to be with family, her Dad did pass away as she was about to land at the airport in Boston. Our close friends from Virginia we’re picking her up and in the end she will be celebrating her Dad’s life with her family. He was a great father in law and I will miss him. I am settled into Montana, working on the RV and taking care of the girls. First up is a little grooming….the before picture….
and the results….( since Laura at Chapter Three Travels had puppies in her last post, I figured I would try to follow her lead…)
Next post will be about my stay in Montana and the repairs I am doing while Cathy is in NH. Look at that two posts in two days…..