the old faithful geyser was another fun sight to see. everything feels classic in yellowstone. it's fun to imagine the crowds in the 1950s touring these same sights. however i find it hilarious how this huge crowd gathers around, waiting with cameras ready, we watch and wait for the geyser to storm into the sky. then we all furiously snap the same snapshots of the same thing while four steps away they sell the same image of the same geyser at the visitor's center. and we all view life through a viewfinder instead of with our own eyes. i tried to keep this in mind during our trip and really enjoy the moments, while still managing to take hundreds of photos. it's all in the balance. check out the photo of our family, well two and a half of us, so much for getting the perfect christmas card portrait in yellowstone.
the charming old fashioned yellowstone tour buses were the big hit in our family. benji perked up every single time a bus drove by. bus. bus. bus. i think they made a bigger impression on him than the bear or the elk. with ice cream money from his great-grandma he got his very own bus souvenir. it entertained him the entire time. best trip purchase ever. that and the hot stack of pancakes we got at the cute diner on our last morning there. whipped cream on cocoa never tasted so good. a pretty successful family camp out, i must say. dan is already talking about next time.
specific camping details & answers coming soon.