A Magical Place
Yellowstone is a magical place. The East entrance greeted us to the park on our way to the Fishing Bridge Campground . We got the campers setup in time to make the 15 mile 45 minute drive to the Old Faithful Inn for dinner in the Dining Room. At dinner it was asked what my Father-In-Law wanted to see to which he responded “all of it”. We had 4 days in the park to cover 142 miles of the Grand Loop. After dinner we went to the gift shop where I discovered a book titled “Yellowstone Treasures” . The book helped me divide the park into logical groupings.
The adventure began at 8 AM the next morning. We headed for the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. We had covered about half the distance when we encountered the heart beat of Yellowstone. This heart beat is that Bison have right of way in the park. The family nick-named it “Buffalo Time”. It means that a 3-mile journey can take 10 minutes or it can take an hour. We made it to the Grand Canyon and animal view stops.
Our Daughters Arrive
Day 2 started with our daughters arriving by plane in Cody. This meant park exploration would start noon. We covered from thermals, paint pots and Geysers. It was not until the return to the campsite that we discovered “Buffalo Time.” My youngest daughter had several opportunities for Buffalo up close and personal pictures without a zoom standing out the sun roof of the Honda Pilot.
Day 3 was Norris Geyser Basin, Caldera run, and a return for the kids to Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. My daughter managed to get a picture of a 10-point Elk and Swans as season change settled in and migration patterns as well and more Buffalo Time!
Day 4 was a run to complete the North Loop, Mammoth Springs, and hopefully Elk. The road was narrow and windy. We took a couple of stops for pictures but pressed toward the goal. When we arrived in Mammoth Springs, we saw a year old bull chasing a couple of females across the field and back and forth. We ate dinner watching the bull and then visiting hot springs and traveling back to the camper. We took an opportunity for sunset pictures and the Yellowstone adventure complete.
And we covered all of it in the time we had including Buffalo Time!
Find more pictures of our Yellowstone Adventures on our Daughter’s Photography Facebook Page ~ Peace Of Nature Photography TN
So much more to share from this adventure! Coming soon!
What was your adventure like in Yellowstone?