Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Yellowstone National Park to Colorado
The morning we left we decided to leave through the east which would take us out Lamar Valley in Yellowstone. It was a beautiful, scenic drive through mountains. We went through Grizzly Valley, if we had the right equipment we could have seen the grizzlies. We saw tons of bison, a bighorn sheep, too. It was a very relaxing drive and a beautiful day, too. The thing I have loved most about this trip are all the rivers and creeks that run along the side of the roads. They give a whole new meaning to "a river runs through it." We never saw a wolf in Lamar Valley, but we got there around 11:30. It was over an hour drive from Norris Campground. We did get to go by the Bear Tooth Mountain pass though, and saw a Moose (Elk???) and her young right by the road....cool!!! And we saw many antelope on our way to Colorado through Wyoming. It was a 12 hour day getting to Boulder. We got to our friends' house around 10:00 p.m. that night. But it was a fun day. The rock formations and other sites were amazing. No architect could dream up such creations. We went through a lot of rain in the evening and even a little hail. But it was all worth it when we got to our friends' house. They were happy to see us beyond belief. They offered us to get into their hot tub and gave Cliff and I a beer. Cliff and the boys got into the hot tub with their son, while I was just so happy to be out of the car and hanging with some cool friends. This trip had been a dream come true, and I didn't want any of it to end.
Love and gratitude to all!