Saturday, August 18, 2012


Our second trip to Yellowstone and I wish we had had the time to explore like we did during our first visit over 10 years ago. Most of the visitors to Yellowstone stay on the road, viewing the park from their cars as we did this time around. But its worth it, even if that is all the time you have. We stayed in the Madison Campground, lucking out with our site location. Not too close to everyone else, not to close or far from the bathroom. E had a business call the next morning, so he had to drive out of the park to get coverage, while I packed up the campsite. Being that most people see the park from their cars all of the major tourist attractions are jammed packed. E drove around and around the Norris parking lot looking for a spot while the kids and I jumped out to walk through the geyser basin. Again at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, crowds made finding parking a bit of a hassle. But on the roads the only traffic jams were caused by rubbernecks, photographing buffalo or elk or some other wild creature. We both felt that to really see and enjoy this park with kids we'd have to stay a week, select one campground to stay at the entire visit using it as a base to explore the entire park. 

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