Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vacation Day 4: Yellowstone National Park

Day 4: Friday.  We woke at beautiful Old Faithful Inn, had breakfast inside and then headed off to the visitor's center next door.

It was chilly.  Isabel had her hood up.

All around the Inn there were boardwalks leading to the many geysers around the area.  We decided to take a walk around the boardwalks before checking out.

Castle Geyser

After checking out, eating lunch and buying me a shirt and hat combo, we drove through Yellowstone, stopping at various points along the way to our new lodging location for the next 2 nights.

Morning Glory Pool

New hat!  I'll wear the shirt tomorrow.

We headed next to the Canyon Lodge & Cabins to check into our cabin for two nights.

The cabin was HOT when we got there.  They had all the windows closed and it was over 100 degrees inside when we entered.  Oh, and no A.C.  We opened windows but could only keep the door open for a little bit due to mosquitos.

Isabel loved the bear-shaped soap. She took it with
her in the car.  Hee hee.
We left the cabin and went to the main lodge area to check out the gift shops, stores and restaurants.  We chose a 50's style diner inside tone of the gift shops for dinner.

Since it got dark so late, we hopped in the car after dinner and headed over to Artists Point and also to the Upper Falls viewpoint.

Beautiful views and yellow stones

On our way back to the cabin, we saw some wildlife and lovely sunset views.

Back at the cabin, we had the one desk fan blowing, all the windows opened (they were screened) and we were still a bit hot.  By 2 a.m., we were freezing!  I had to get up, shut the windows and turn on the propane heater.  :)

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