Monday, August 14th … Day 99 … Road trip to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Ready to move on, we were up early and on the road by 5:30, haven’t driven in the dark in a long time … no street lights out here! Smoke is thick this morning, glad to leave it behind. Using the maps only, we found our way without a hitch, sunshine in the morning, beautiful cloudy sky and it is a “Big Sky”! Happy that we got a glimpse of it. So much to see, cattle country, native lands, old mountain ridges, went past a town called “Opportunity”, enjoyable ride … stopped often to stretch, coffee and whatever. Scenery only improved as we got near to Yellowstone, lots of handsome log homes and cowboy ranches with the large wooden entry ways … ranch’s name proudly carved into the log high above the driveway. Arrived at the west entrance to the park, did not seem too busy there, still had a long ride to the campground, got set up and settled in. We are in the Grant Campground, about an 8,000’ elevation, on the west thumb of the beautiful Yellowstone Lake, laundry facilities there and the showers are included, clean, no time limit and plenty of hot water. A rare find in any park! Took a nice walk along the lake that led to the Visitors Center, got the maps and info, all set for tomorrow. We ended up getting some real rain today, little bit of a soaker, snug in the trailer. After supper I decided to try out the showers, I’ll walk, I thought they were back at the campground entrance, nope! Further down the road … round trip about a mile and a half! I earned my slice of Marionberry Pie tonight!
On the road ... low clouds in Wyoming
Our home at Yellowstone...
A little color from tomorrow's trip