Monday, June 11, 2018

Yellowstone! Day 6

Monday, June 11, 2018

We spent the morning walking around the town center and exploring all the fun little shops before heading back home. We really liked Jackson a lot more than we thought we would. We even talked about making Jackson a vacation on its own.

We stopped by Bear Lake on the way home to stretch our legs and throw rocks in the water.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Yellowstone! Day 5

Sunday, June 10, 2018

We packed up and headed out towards Jackson, Wyoming. On the way out we saw a grizzly bear! We spent most of the day exploring around Jenny Lake and admiring the Grand Tetons.

On the way we stopped by "Leeks Marina & Pizzeria".

We arrived at the Elk Country Inn in Jackson in the late afternoon and went to "Snake River Brewing" for dinner.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Yellowstone! Day 4

Saturday, June 9, 2018

On Saturday we decided to wake up super early and drive up along the 212 to Lamar Valley so we could see the early-morning herds of bison. It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Sammy was so in love with the bison that he got a nano-block bison set and put it on display in his bedroom. We were out so early that we hardly saw any other cars - after the crowds of Friday it was definitely a nice change of pace.

On the way back (it was still really early in the morning) we stopped by Tower Fall which was amazing as well but the kids were pretty tired at that point.

We spent most of Saturday just driving around the loop and enjoying the sights. The kids were starting to fade and were tired of hiking so we just decided to take it easy and hang out at the campsite and do some easy driving.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Yellowstone! Day 3

Friday, June 8

On Friday morning a bison came right up to our camp which was a little breathtaking and a little terrifying. The three oldest kids were all still sleeping in the tent so I grabbed Daisy and put her in the van to keep her safe and just watched the bison warily until it passed through our camp right past our tent.

After packing up our camp we said good bye to Madison campground and headed down to Yellowstone Lake on the way back up to Canyon campground.

On the way we stopped by Midway Geyser basin to see the Grand Prismatic Spring which was gorgeous and SUPER crowded. Then we went to Biscuit Basin and then the West Thumb Geyser basin along the western edge of Yellowstone Lake. There was a really nice trail loop along the coast and we could see the "Fishing Cone" which is a small geyser coming out of the water.

The Canyon campground is in Canyon Village, a really nice little town and we ended up getting an AMAZING campsite that was gigantic and right next to the bathroom.

After setting up camp we made a quick stop to the "Artist Point" just outside of Canyon Village and then got some supplies and souvenirs in town.