Friday, July 16, 2010

Leg #7, Cody, MT to Bozeman, MT

Our drive to Bozeman was only about 6 hours, including going through Yellowstone, so we decided to explore Cody a bit in the morning before we left for Bozeman. We visited Sierra Trading Post which is a favorite catalog of ours and had fun looking for deals there. Then we picniked on the outskirts of Cody before we entered into Yellowstone. There was actually an older man there that saw my Miami t-shirt and said he was from Cincinnati, the Colerain area. He works during the summers at Yellowstone. Small world. He too is a Miami grad. Anyway, we headed into Yellowstone and had an incredible time. It was beautiful! We had to keep a good pace going through the park, so we picked a few things and decided what we wanted to hit when we return, because it was that great we know we'll be back. We did go to Old Faithful, and I guess it had erupted not long before we were there. We didn't want to just wait around for at least 90 min, so we took some pictures and continued on our way. We saw plenty of other gysiers spewing steam and hot water that ran into a river creating a steam bath as hot and cold met. I think our favorite part was visiting the upper and lower falls. We hit this part of the park at sunset during that time when shadows are purple and everything seems to glow. Awesome. Hannah Gray LOVED it and kept asking for "moah wa-wa". She was such an amazing trooper. She was SO tired but loving every minute and didn't want to miss anything. She kept thinking she'd see some more "eep". We did have an exciting wildlife day as we had bison that came witin two feet of the car a couple different times.

We left the park around 9:30 or so and headed into Bozeman. We arrived there around 11:30, so it was a late night, but totally worth it.

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