Here I am in Yellowstone Park, loving it, but not so crazy about not having internet access – or cell phone capability. I would never have guessed how important those two things have become to me. Good grief! Shame on me! Complaining about the lack of those two things – with this phenomenal beauty all around us.
Here’s a tip: If you don’t have children in school, this time in September is a wonderful time to visit. We have not encountered any large crowd problems… even while watching Old Faithful – twice!
It looks like the Park Rangers have done a great job convincing people not to feed the animals. All of those old documentaries that show bears coming right up to the cars looking for food – well, that’s not happening anymore, at least as far as we can see. (Or am I remembering Yogi Bear and Boo Boo stealing picnic baskets from unsuspecting visitors at Jellystone Park?)
While on route, we went through beautiful Shoshone National Forest. It just kept getting more beautiful as we went through Bridges-Teton National Forest, then through Grand Teton National Forest, only to arrive at spectacular Yellowstone National Park. After living for so many years in San Antonio, it was a truly inspring thing to see all of the clusters of Aspen trees amongst the pine trees, as their golden leaves shimmered.
I am going to post this entry on our last day at Yellowstone, as we head out to see Little Big Horn, and then south, back to our home. As nice as this vacation has been, it will be nice not to have to deal with luggage, arranging and then rearranging our car, and, lastly our everyday “necessities” like cell phone and internet connections.