Heeeeyy, Boo Boo...
Trip Start May 07, 2011
22Trip End May 30, 2011
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Dinner at Yellowstone Inn (Old Faithful)
The big sky was littered with clouds as we crossed over the state line into Montana. The sun still managed to sneak through several areas to spotlight random mountains in the distance. We were on our way to visit the Custer Battlefield Monument.
After crossing the Little Big Horn River, we made our way past the empty guard gate and went into the visitor center to present our park passes. I love the passes. It feels like we're getting in for free, something that the excites the cheapskate in me.
We watched a short movie about the battle and then toured the national cemetery and the markers where the bodies of the soldiers ( including Custer) were found
We left the battlefield and headed to one of our ultimate destinations, Yellowstone National Park. About five miles shy of Yellowstone we had a slight traffic delay due to a bison (or buffalo, depending on your preference) that was walking in our lane on the highway. We passed within about 10 feet of him. This was a prelude of things to come. Photographs of several bison encounters are included.
Yellowstone is HUGE. Old Faithful is located 52 miles from the north entrance to the park. We rode the distance through the park, much of it with snow banks piled four to six feet high on either side of the road. Had dinner waiting for the next eruption but then managed to miss it as the waiter was slow bringing us the bill. I wanted to go back in and take back his tip. Photos of the near miss are included.
Total Miles: 3067