Yellowstone National Park: Part 1

The other day we went for our first ever visit to Yellowstone National Park. I have wanted to come here FOR. EV. ER! I must say right now – IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! (CAUTION: Expect to be subjected to PICTURE overload!)

We entered at the North Entrance just after the town of Gardiner, MT. Since we purchased our Senior Citizen National Park Pass several years ago, we got in for free. (SIDE NOTE: If you are age 62 or older and are a U.S. citizen, you NEED to get this pass. It gets the pass holder in free and “occupants of a single, private non-commercial vehicle OR one motorcycle OR pass holder and three persons, age 16 or older, where per person fees are charged.” The pass is $80 per person [technically only one of you needs the pass; your spouse wouldn’t necessarily need to buy one because they can get in free with you]. It’s a pretty sweet deal!)

There are no words to describe the natural beauty in Yellowstone National Park. Here is what we saw the first day: Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, white horned owl with two babies (couldn’t get a good picture), elk, bison, a black bear, a brown bear, and MANY BEAUTIFUL streams and landscapes! I am going to let the pictures “do the talking.”

How appropriate to be greeted by two elk grazing right by the sign as we entered the park!

Now, this would be a fun park in which to take a trail ride!

There is a small black bear in the center of this picture. He is standing on a log in front of the tree on the right.

Here is a better picture of the black bear.

Oooooo! A brown bear! I couldn’t tell if it was a grizzly bear or not.

Yeah…..some of the roads are very curvy and, well, really high up (like straight down drop offs!).

Stayed tuned for more about Yellowstone National Park.

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ourcrossings
    Jun 13, 2019 @ 07:06:45

    Wow, Yellowstone national park looks and sounds like an amazing place to explore, would love to visit one day! Thanks for sharing, your photos are beautiful


    • Betty Huffman
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 15:57:49

      Thank you! I’m just an amateur photographer, so your comment is greatly appreciated. I’ll have more posts from Yellowstone in the next three weeks because we are staying around the park for a while. I hope you get to visit Yellowstone some time.


      • ourcrossings
        Jun 13, 2019 @ 19:45:59

        That was the initial reason why I loved your photos, there’s so much digital dishonesty on many media platforms that it’s very refreshing to see real photos. Safe travels my friend 😘

      • Betty Huffman
        Jun 13, 2019 @ 20:43:21

        Thanks again! I use my smartphone, and, if I use any editing, it is only to zoom in a little or crop the edge of my car window or mirror out of the photo (I take a lot from the car if I can get my husband to slow down or stop 😂, believe it or not!). Wishing you safe travels, too. 🤗

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