|From Yellowstone National Park|
West Yellowstone, MT to Idaho Falls, Idaho
We slept in a little bit before heading out into the west entrance of Yellowstone to see Old Faithful. Jamie and I had been talking for 2 days about wanting to see a bear. As we were driving to entrance to Old Faithful, we got our wish and dozens of cars had pulled over and stopped traffic. We knew it had to be something cool, but we inched forward before seeing a cinnamon black bear across the river. I quickly pulled the van over to the side with everyone else and we were able to get some great views and photos of the bear. Mission accomplished!
Old Faithful had just gone off when we got there, so we had to wait the 92 minutes before seeing it again. Still pretty amazing. We loaded up and headed south toward Grand Tetons National Park. We ate lunch while overlooking Lake Jackson and the Grand Tetons. Jamie drove us the rest of the way through the park, Jackson, and into Idaho, where we stopped a little early for the night staying at West Motel in Idaho Falls, Id. We ordered some pizza from dominoes, did some laundry and tried to plan our next few days.
Excellent first week and especially a jam packed last few days. The trip continues as we travel across Oregon, hit the Pacific Coast, and head south toward California and the Redwoods among other things.
If you have seen the PHOTO ALBUM for the trip, please feel free. I have divided everything into different albums by the places we've been.