Friday, July 12, 2013


The rest of the drive through Idaho was rather uneventful with not much to see but farm land and mountains.  We arrived at the KOA in West Yellowstone,Montana (at 6600 ft. elevation) just in time.  Not even 5 minutes after Daniel got the trailer unhooked and situated did the thunderstorm begin.  Here is a video I took of the hail.  It stormed (hail, thunder, lightning, wind, & rain) for a little over an hour then as fast as it started, it was gone.  Once the storm was gone, we took the kids swimming at the indoor, heated pool.  

The next day we packed a lunch and headed to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming (only 6 miles from the campground).  We had to wait a while to get into the park because of the time of day.  There was also a $25 entrance fee.  We started at the west entrance and made our way around the entire loop.  

We stopped at the Lower Geyser Basin to check out the Fountain Paint Pots.  There was a wooden boardwalk type trail that you walked on and made a loop around.  There were so many sights and sounds {& smells too}!

Next we headed around the loop to Old Faithful.  The parking lot was extremely full but we drove around until we found a parking spot.  We had packed a picnic lunch, but I was feeling really light-headed and needed to eat now so we sat in the car and ate sandwiches.  It dawned on me that I had forgotten to do my breakfast shake that morning.  By that time, everyone needed a bathroom break so we found restrooms.  We had read that Old Faithful erupts approx every 60-90 minutes, but we weren't sure when the next eruption would be.  Then we saw the mass of people waiting and figured it must be soon.  We were so lucky again...we only waited about 5 minutes and Old Faithful put on quite a show for us.  Here is the video I took of it.  We spoke to some people who waited over an hour.

We decided to complete the loop around Yellowstone National Park and I am glad we did!  Even though we were in the car {again!}, the amazing sights made it all worth it.  We saw Yellowstone Lake, waterfalls, bison, elk, and more geysers.  It took us about 4 hours to drive around the loop because we only stopped a couple of times.

Once we were back at the campground, the kids enjoyed playing on the playground, playing a game of miniature golf (only $1/person), riding bikes, and a campfire complete with s'mores.  

Tomorrow is a driving day so you'd better set your alarm because we will be leaving the campground at 7:30 am as we head to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore.


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