Power sightseeing in Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park Travel Blog› entry 32 of 55 › view all entries
July 17th, 2008 – by: silan
We started the day off at Old Faithful, watching an early eruption. You remember that woman we shared a campsite with in Banff? She just happened to be watching the same geyser erupt that morning. It was strange to meet her again! Our itinerary drove us through the park to see Black Sand Basin, Biscuit Basin, Firehole Lake Drive, Great Fountain Geyser, Virginia Cascade, Artist Point, Mud Volcano/Dragon's Mouth and countless bison along the way.
By the afternoon, we were ready to find a campground and settle down a bit. It was a hot day and we don't use the air conditioning in the car to save gas, so it gets a little hot getting in and out of the car all day, without any real relief from the warm weather. We drove on through Teton National Park and found a campground there. It was a standard RV campground with big spots, full facilities and lots of big families with two or three tents per site. It wasn't the most beautiful campground (especially compared to our last night in Idaho), but it was somewehre to sleep, so we set up our tent and lay down in the shade for a bit to try and cool down.
After an early dinner, we took a walk through the campground and took a shower in their facilities. A $3.50 shower is not what we're used to, but we hadn't showered in a while and times were dire! After about 5 minutes of scrounging through my bag for enough dimes and nickels, I dropped a heavy pile of change into the attendants hands and prayed my math was correct. "It's ok. Go ahead" he replied after seeing the half-concerned look on my face. Please let me be clean!
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