This trip has been planned since this time last summer and the time finally came. We wentÂ there with the Lenzen family and spent time with three other families at Yellowstone. A broken foot and a ear infection were the two issues that we had. Ruby is one tough cookie and Kyle was an animal carrying her to Inspiration Point. The bottom line is that the weather was terrific and we had a great time!
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We took our time getting to Yellowstone by leaving a few days ahead of time. We stopped in Alexandria, MN then Medora, ND, and finally to Livingston, MT before entering the park. Once ‘there’ we spent four days in the Madison Campground at Yellowstone, another four days and Colter Bay in the Tetons, two days in Spearfish, SD.
Time in Yellowstone
Our view from the campsite
The first day in Yellowstone we headed over to Old Faithful
There she blows!
The springs are so cool (and hot)
On day two we visited Artist’s painters pots and Uncle Tom’s trail
This valley was incredible!
The falls from afar
Dragon’s Mouth Spring – This thing really does roar
We enjoyed plenty of time in this river
A nice warm third day
On our way to the Grand Prismatic Spring
I cannot get over how colorful this wonder is
One last night at the river
The lake just down from our campsite
View of the mountains from our campsite
Day two – Up at Jackson Hole
Going back down
Up on the chairlift
Day three – Tetons
The Lenzen crew
The girls helped us start a fire on the beach. Later that night the stars were unreal! We met a couple of college students from China and a couple from New York the Mrs shared a story of surviving the first tower falling on 9/11, incredible stories.
Jackson Lake Dam
Our journey to inspiration point – Kyle gave Ruby a piggyback ride all the way up!!
7,007 feet up
Spearfish, SD (Chris’ Campground)
Some geocache fun
A beautiful drive
A fun restaurant named after one of our own
One week until Sturgis
Minnesota is the 32nd state in the union
This was so much fun to study
You have to stop right?