Monday, April 24, 2017

Yellowstone - Day 2

Lots more driving today.  Yellowstone is a pretty cool place.

I went out and picked up breakfast from McDonald's.  The girls are always happy when they're eating pancakes.

After breakfast we made our way back into the park. Our first stop was a short hike around the Artists Paintpots.

Bubbling mud.

We then hiked around the Norris Geyser Basin.  This is where Steamboat Geyser is at, which is the world's tallest currently active geyser, but it hasn't erupted since 2014.  I bet it's pretty spectacular when it does go off.

Here's a video from the most recent eruption in 2014:

Kate & Lyla.

Yellowstone Falls.

Yellowstone Falls.

Next stop was a short hike around the mud volcano.

Old Faithful. With the local wildlife.

Horse & hippo.

Old Faithful winding down.

The highlight for the girls was playing the dirt by the Old Faithful boardwalk.

We walked around the boardwalk at the Upper Geyser Basin.  There was a coyote watching us closely.

Old Faithful from another angle.

We found a restaurant in town with sweet potato fries for dear Lyla.  This girl doesn't like normal fries, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, or anything that normal kids eat.

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