Thursday, August 9, 2012

Greetings from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

After a couple of days acclimating to the altitude here, we finally took on Yellowstone.  I'm so glad we waited because if 5,000 feet of elevation gave me trouble, I know 8,000 would have been awful without the wait.  Anyways, I've talked enough.  Here are a few snapshots of the most beautiful day I've had in a long time:

We drove many miles without seeing any wildlife, just enormous ravens.  I began to despair there were no Bison.  Just then, one appeared so close to the road, I could have stuck out my arm and touched him.  Still no bear or elk sitings.  Maybe we'll get lucky on our next trip in on Saturday.
Bacteria growing in sulphur & heat

The colors are magnificent

Rapids on the Yellowstone River

Yellowstone National Park
All photos Rudeek

That's all for now.  You can thank me later because between 3 cameras, I snapped about 200 photos. Hope you're all well.  I'm off to soak in the hot tub.

P.S.  Seeing Old Faithful in person, well, it's nothing like it is on a National Geographic documentary.  Take my word for it and pencil this park into your agenda.


Stephanie V said...

It's on the agenda! It is. Enjoy the soak :) and thanks for the update and photos. Sounds like a great trip so far.

Silliyak said...

Drive carefully, I got my last ticket there.

Miss 376 said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. Enjoy the rest of it

Finding Pam said...

I have always wanted to go to Wyoming and Montana. Must be my ancestors calling.

Have a wonderful trip.

The Bug said...


Alice said...

My widowed S-I-L and I had plans to go on a road trip there in 2010, plans changed and I ended up here for 2 years instead.
Maybe another time!
Have a fantastic time!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

it's one of the places sarge and i always planned to visit but never did...

hugs, bee

sapphireblue said...

Gorgeous photos!

Brenda said...

You sold me. I want to go!