As we neared the North Entrance the views became more and more breathtaking.
This was the first time we came into Yellowstone without a traffic jam or feeling rushed...unless you count the need for a bathroom. As soon as we entered there were Deer Elk just hanging out in the middle of town and even next to the buildings which made it harder to find an available bathroom.
Once we found where the bathrooms were located we attempted to find a parking spot...but we found every single parking spot filled. We had to go just a bit past Mammoth Hot Springs to find parking and then it was back to figuring out where a bathroom might be. (Yes this was our mission with 8 of the 12 needing to go) As we approached the boardwalk our mission was pushed aside enough to enjoy the beauty. It truly is awe inspiring...
The weather was amazing during the whole trip. It started out pretty cool on Wednesday morning but by the time you add in the hiking and the sun shining straight down on us and I was regretting having us all wear long sleeves. Although by the end of the day I was happy we did.
As we drove off we noticed this on the other side. Again just one of those places that will always be a fond memory but happy I was able to snap a few shots as we drove down the road.
The 2 younger boys occupied the back seat talking non-stop.
We made it just in time for it to start pouring.
We may not have had an up close view but we ended up meeting a family from California which helped time pass by.
On the way out of the park we passed the same herd of Bison that had crossed in front of us on the way to Old Faithful. This time they were huddled down waiting for the rain to pass.