Vacationing Out West - 2003
(A quick recap from Grant &
Great to be on the road-
First stop - Badlands
On to Mount Rushmore-
At 7 AM on a Sunday morning, we had the place to ourselves.
Next Stop - Crazy Horse
All of Mt. Rushmore would fit in the head of Crazy Horse.
Time to cool off in Wind Cave-
A stop at Devil's Tower and some hiking.
Zoe studying for her Junior Ranger test.
She passed and got her badge.
On to Yellowstone-
We entered the park from the Northeast Entrance.
There were too many fires at the East entrance. Road was closed.
Mammoth Hot Springs was our first stop.
(Geez was it HOT!)
Down to the Old Faithful Inn to get checked in.
The geyser on the left is Old Faithful.
We watched many of the eruptions from the top of the carport
which was actually part of the bar.
Inside the Inn.
(Always cool and dark. Built in 1904 is 7 stories high.)
(Must have a picture of Old Faithful)
Click for a panoramic view of Old Faithful geyser
Old Faithful Lodge on left, Snow lodge on right, Old Faithful Inn in
Zoe wanted to pet the Elk (all she elk, no he)
Castle geyser at the end of the day.
(Cloud in distance is actually a forrest fire.)
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