Knowing we didn't want to go into Yellowstone that afternoon so we took a walk around Gardiner all the while getting messages from our friends Linda and Patrick, who were in Yellowstone visiting their daughter who is the doctor at the medical clinic at Mammoth Springs. We finally met up with them for dinner and spend a few hours catching up. Thanks for dinner Linda and Patrick, we look forward to seeing you at Gulf Waters this winter.
Monday we made our first foray into Yellowstone. We were in the park fairly early, 7am, so we were ahead of the crowds. Our first stop was in the Mammoth Hot Springs area, We hiked all around the Upper and Lower terraces.
Dunraven Pass area
This little guy was in the same place we saw the mother bear the day before, just couldn't get a cub shot then.
When we got home we had some packages waiting at the camp store. Dave's early birthday present was in, he now has a new and better camera. With some help from our friend Ingid I went ahead and ordered him a Panasonic Luminx DMC-FZ200. He now has some learning to do.
His first pictures were of the interesting trailer next to us. It can be an ice fishing house when needed, 7 openings in the bottom for ice fishing, called an Ice Castle RV Edition.
Thursday we didn't get an early start so thought we'd do the whole loop around Yellowstone, the roads in Yellowstone form a figure eight. Here are some pictures from our ride around the park.
Today, Saturday, we've stayed around home getting a few things done, getting ready for our escape from here on Sunday.
Until next time...