We left Grand Teton NP and drove up to Yellowstone National Park, where we would be spending the night at the Old Faithful Inn. To say we were excited is an understatement. We were staying at the Inn....right next to Old Faithful. FOR. REALS.
We left Teton so late, I was in a grumpy mood. I wanted to spend as much time as possible at this Inn (it was expensive and we were only staying in it one night), and we did not get there until after 7 p.m. When you book a room, you get less than 24 hours in it. Usually check-in is around 3-4 p.m. and check-out around 11 a.m. Getting there at 7 seemed like a waste of very short time we had at the Inn.
|Driving up to the Inn|
|The Ranger at the gate gave us this note. Made for some serious laughs.|
|I'm sitting in the car, waiting for David to check in, and there is Old Faithful. Right there!|
We got our room keys and went in. Guess what? No AC. To Floridians, this is crazy troll-logic. Huh? What? Huh? The room was warm and they had a small desk fan for us to use.
|Several different geysers next to the Inn|
|The clock on the fireplace inside the inn's lobby|
Unfortunately, by this late hour, the gift shop, several restaurants and snack shops were closed. We walked up to the second and third levels of the inn, drinking our coffee and admiring all the woodworking.
Later on, the night turned cool and the room with no AC was nice and chilly for a good night's sleep.
Photo from KenRockwell.com, not me.