Wednesday morning we woke up and drove to the top of Signal Mountain to see the Tetons from up there. We were so excited about the view!
|the Tetons from the top of Signal Mountain|
|these yellow flowers are everywhere out there|
Before we left Grand Teton National Park to head to Yellowstone, I wanted to go back to a turnout we had passed the day before to get some pictures.
|this is one of our favorite pictures of us from the trip|
After a few pictures we started the drive north to Yellowstone. Along the way we stopped several times around the lake to take more pictures of the Tetons. They're just so pretty we couldn't help it!
|this is the picture I had been waiting for! Love the reflection!|
I think it took us about two hours to get to Old Faithful from where we were in the Tetons. We also stopped several times once we got into Yellowstone - at an overlook of a river and then we also hiked to a waterfall. There are so many places to stop and get out and look around that you could spend your entire day doing just that! Once we got to the Old Faithful area, we spent some time walking around looking at all the different geysers and hot springs. There are so many of them! Everywhere you look there is steam coming out of the ground - it's crazy!
|my favorites were the ones that were this beautiful blue. |
the bluer the hot springs are, the hotter they are.
After we walked around looking at a bunch of the hot springs and geysers around Old Faithful, it was finally time to watch Old Faithful go off!
|just getting started|
|it goes up so high!|
Afterwards, we walked a couple of miles in the opposite direction of Old Faithful to look at more hot springs and geysers. I have SO many pictures of all the different ones but this one is one of my favorites!
|this is Morning Glory. I prefer to call it Rainbow Hole.|
We walked probably four or five miles in the general Old Faithful area looking at all of the hot springs and geysers. And let me tell you: they smell SO bad! Old Faithful didn't really smell, but as you're walking on the sidewalks/boardwalks by all of the littler ones, the hot steam hits you in the face and about knocks you over with the sulfur smell. On our way back to the inn to get ready to eat dinner, we came across this guy!
|our first view of bison!|
Seeing all of the hot springs and geysers was pretty incredible. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of them in the world, and it really is fascinating to see steam coming out of the ground, or to watch these huge puddle-like things gurgling and bubbling with hot water! We stayed at the Old Faithful Inn the entire time we were in Yellowstone, and it was fun to watch Old Faithful go off several times a day and watch the other geysers going off around us. In the evenings we always spent time in the Old Faithful Inn lobby, watching people, eating ice cream, and listening to this cute little old man playing the grand piano!