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Monday, June 29, 2015

Yellowstone Trip - Days 6 & 7

Above, steam rises from Old Faithful Geyser in the cold morning air between eruptions.
The view is from the main entrance to the Old Faithful Inn. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Day 6 (yesterday) of our Yellowstone trip was spent mainly at camp so we could rest up for the two-day drive back home.

We did, however, go into West Yellowstone, Montana for dinner and some window-shopping at many stores (all catering to tourists' money).

Today, Day 7, had us up early to go into Yellowstone National Park to have breakfast in the dining room of the Old Faithful Inn. We got there a half hour before the dining room opened at 6:30 a.m. I am told that Disneyland's Bear Country Jamboree is patterned after the Old Faithful Inn.

The food was great!

After breakfast, we headed out of Yellowstone, but before we did, we stopped at two Sinclair gas stations in search for some plush Dinos. Unfortunately, none of them had any. So, while on the road, we made sure to stop at Sinclair stations along the route so see if any of them had any. Unfortunately, none did (we have another day to check more).

We ended up staying the night at the KOA Kampground in Richfield, Utah. We will be heading out early in the morning with a drive-through Zion National Park on the agenda.

Before leaving Wyoming, we drove through Grand Tetons National Park (it is only 29 miles south of Yellowstone).

Some highlight photos:

Above, Hamilton's Store near Old Faithful Inn. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Old Faithful Inn Dining Room. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, at breakfast at the Old Faithful Inn.

Above, Mount Moran at Grand Tetons National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, a description plaque. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Grand Teton. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, an antler arch in Jackson, Wyoming. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

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