Sunday, September 13, 2009

Finally Yellowstone

We left Buffalo, WY for an eventful day. First, as we were climbing the Big Horn mountains, we heard a loud bang and thought we might have blown a tire. After looking around, we discovered that a bag of chips had exploded, probably from a change in altitude. Secondly, we finally got rid of a fly that had been in our van for at least three days (wonder what he thought when he looked around at his new home?). Then, we saw a sign in Greybull, WY that made Connie shudder. You can see it in the photo above. Finally, we spotted a carwash in Cody and tried to turn around to wash some of the mud off our van. The turnaround led us into the Cody Riverside Cemetary and its automatic sprinkler system; thus a free carwash!

We saw lots of beautiful scenery, especially in the Big Horn Mountains and again as we approached Yellowstone. We did not get to see much of the park as we were trying to get to our motel before dark. But we did see many elk and one carefree buffalo walking straight down the middle of the hiway, stopping traffic in both directions. Tomorrow we will begin to explore Yellowstone!


  1. Isn't Yellowstone where Old Faithful is? When Barbara and I drove out there in the 70's, we stopped at Old Faithful and took lots of pictures. We kept thinking it couldn't get bigger, but it did and it did, and it did. Don't make our mistake, but now is doesn't really matter because hopefully, you're not using film. Hope you're having fun!

  2. I forgot to mention that we're leaving tomorrow morning for SOS. Sorry that we'll miss y'all.