Yellowstone National Park: Parts 4 and 5

We are now on the west side of Yellowstone about 18 miles from the West Entrance. We are staying at Valley View RV Park which was recommended by some friends. It is in a beautiful valley near Henry’s Lake State Park.

I wasn’t sure how to blog about our next visits to Yellowstone because the first day we went in the park, it was rainy and the sky was covered with dark clouds all day. Needless to say, my pictures were not that great that day. Here are a few of those photos.

The Visitors Center at Old Faithful.

It was fairly early in the morning, temperatures were very cool, and the wind was awful. However, it didn’t deter us or A LOT of other people from wanting to see Old Faithful erupt.

Unfortunately, the dark gray skies did not lend itself to getting very good photos of Old Faithful.

If you zoom in, you will see two tiny birds standing on a rock that is underwater in front of that huge boulder. I don’t understand how in the world they can stand there with what is obviously a strong current!

By the end of the afternoon, the blue sky began peeking out from behind the gray clouds.

We waited a few days, and the next time we went into Yellowstone, the sun was shining most of the day and there were only a few clouds in the sky. These pictures were much better.

On our way to see Old Faithful again, we made a few stops to see some things that we had not yet seen.

There are about 500 geysers and some 10,000 thermal features in Yellowstone. Many lesser-known geysers are equally impressive to Old Faithful and can be seen along park roads or at the end of short hikes.

While waiting on Old Faithful to erupt, another nearby geyser decided to entertain us. This is either Castle Geyser or Grand Geyser erupting (I’m not really sure – so sorry!).

Finally, Old Faithful erupts on a gorgeous, sunny day!

I am so glad that we went back another day to see Old Faithful again. What a difference a sunny day makes!

We headed back to the RV park, but we made a few more stops on the way.

Later that evening, we were blessed to witness a GORGEOUS rainbow. I have never seen a rainbow like this before! Zoom in and look closely at the bands of color. The bands of color are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. However, on this rainbow, below the violet, there is a continuance of lighter colored and much narrower bands of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet! I hope you can see them because they are very light and narrow.

What a beautiful reminder of God’s covenant with us to never destroy the earth again with water.

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”


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