From Salt Lakes to Hot Springs
Trip Start Apr 14, 2010
18Trip End May 01, 2010
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On these long drives we found that flour tortillas are the perfect food. Anything goes in flour tortilla to hand to the driver. Today it was leftover salad and ham and when that ran out it was French fries and BBQ Chicken in a wrap. Its a great way to use up leftovers.
We are finding ways of entertaining ourselves. First, I love reading your comments to the kids..
Around noon we stopped to stretch our legs. I was itching for a walk so we pulled into a park. Even the city parks have beautiful views. We cleaned the shoes some more and then headed straight north. We had to change our plans a bit because the south entrance road to Yellowstone was closed. So we headed slightly west and decided to try to find something on the way to the West entrance. We heard about some hot springs and decided to go there. Looking back - Great choice! First we were hungry ...I needed a cooking break so we pulled into the chuck wagon resturant and all of us ate a filling meal for $28 dollars. We had burgers, fried steak, potato skins and Onion Rings.
then... off to the Hot Springs. they are totally natural, warmed by the earth's lava and there is no re-circulation of the water. Just once - through. There are about 5 different pools and the further you go upstream... the hotter it gets. The temperatures are ..."for kids"... "warm"..."warmer"... "hot".... and "lobsta".
We were really warm and comfortable. It was awesome! There is so much thermal warmth that they used the water to radiantly heat the floors in the changing rooms and in the parking lot. We met some really nice people while we were there... Shyanne her daughter, and her daughter's friend live in the next town over and told us about her town of Soda. More about that in tomorrows blog. Thanks for the info Shyanne and Alexa!
My favorite road sign:
A small barn on the side of the road with a Small fenced yard... on the roof was written: