We arrived late yesterday afternoon after a very long day of
flying and driving to the Lazy G Motel in West Yellowstone. We stayed here back
in 2008 while flying the edge of America.
Today we begin our exploration of this wonderful place.
Walked 12 miles yesterday around The Grand Canyon of
Yellowstone. This place is so beautiful it is very hard to explain the feelings
that are summoned by the sulfur and brimstone cliffs. Our walk took us right
through hot springs and bubbling mud fields.
A lovely eight mile walk yesterday took us to a secluded
waterfall and to our own private geyser. We were escorted by malting bison
along the way. The day ended with Old Faithful erupting a jet of water high
into the bright blue sky.
Nursing a sore toe I left the others, and stayed in West
Yellowstone, as they returned to the park for another great day of hiking and
This tiny hamlet has, surprisingly, everything you might
need on a day of convalescing. From fishing tackle to expresso. Being a fan of IMAX
films I enjoyed watching the big screen story of Yellowstone very much.
Cincinnati is calling this morning. In the middle of our
vacation NIOSH in Cincinnati called Julia to persuade her to take her newly
earned skills and apply them there. What will happen? Will the dynamic duo
leave the bastion of hope and cradle of reason that is San Francisco, for the
undiscovered countries of Cincinnati? Only time will tell.
Yesterday the fully functional part of our traveling band
walked many more miles of the Yellowstone backcountry. There they encountered
bison, beavers, osprey, prairie dogs, and more exposure to the unending beauty
that is Yellowstone.
Our last day in this wonderful park and the rain held off
until just before we finished our touring. Surely, that must prove the
existence of god?
Regardless, we had a glorious time in an amazing place. Bye,