Old Faithful Rocks

The Grand Tetons viewed from Jenny Lake.

It was a long day today, so much driving. yesterday’s word of the day “ginormous” applies again today. I think we drove approximately 100 miles, and we never left Yellowstone.

The first highlight of my day (there were four) was driving through Grand Teton National Park. We stopped just inside the park at Jenny Lake, named for the Native Indian wife of one of the original explorers of the Grand Tetons. It was a brisk day on the Lake, but we were treated to a gorgeous view of the Grand Tetons with some mist around each peak.

The second highlight of my day was watching Old Faithful erupt for the second time in two days. The video is up on my YouTube Channel and shared below. I have not yet mastered the editing software that came with my camera. Expect something better when I get home from this amazing trip.

The third highlight of my day was the Fountain Paint Pot. I have some fascination with the “P” sound right now. I will randomly yellow out “paint pot” while we’re driving, just because it’s fun to say.

Fountain Paint Pot in Lower Geyser Basin Yellowstone. It gurgles like boiling paint might do.

And finally, the last highlight of my day was seeing a heard of Bison on the way to the East Entrance of Yellowstone. They were hanging out in a meadow near the Yellowstone River. Up until this point we had only seen Bison hanging out in ones and twos, but not a heard. This was also the absolute highlight of David’s day. He insisted this photo be included today.

Bison in a meadow Fishing Bridge.

Next stop Mount Rushmore in Keystone near Rapid City, South Dakota.

Yellowstone is Beautiful

We made it to the North Gate to Yellowstone.

The words of the day were “beautiful” and “ginormous.” Everything we saw today was something for the eye to feast on. So many wonderful scenes to see, we didn’t quite know where to look. All of the photos are up on Flickr. There also are a few geyser videos up on YouTube. The highlight of the day was seeing Old Faithful around 7 p.m. tonight. It really is an amazing sight.

Here’s an embedded video of one of the Artists Paint Pots for your enjoyment.