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!

Betty

MONTANA

This past Sunday we left Buffalo, WY, and drove into Montana. All I can say is … WOW! Big Sky country is GORGEOUS!

We reserved an RV site at a place called Yellowstone’s Edge RV Park. It is about 18 miles south of Livingston, MT, and about 33 miles north of the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone’s Edge is a really nice RV park. It is right along the edge of the Yellowstone River, and the mountain views from each camp site are outstanding.

Now, THIS is camping!!

The campsites are nice, clean, and a have a great grassy area. The benches along the river bank are lovely to sit on, relax, and listen to the gurgling water rushing downstream. The office/store offers a lot of supplies, groceries, and souvenirs. There is a game room, bathrooms with showers, and laundry room. ALL the facilities are VERY clean! All in all, I would rate this campground 5 ⭐️!

Stay tuned to my blog for more about Yellowstone National Park.

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

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