Monday, August 24, 2009

Day 31 West Yellowstone and into Yellowstone Natl. Park

Gregory and Sasha in her custom motorcycle trailer

Sasha and her owner Steve from North Dakota

Buffalo Art in West Yellowstone

Dairy Queen Blizzards! Yummy!
West Yellowstone

Kent from Zee offered antiseptic wipes and Band-Aids!
He loves Dairy Queen too!

West Yellowstone ATM Drive-up

Entering Yellowstone National Park

Entering our 4th state - Wyoming!

A young bald eagle

Date: Aug. 19, 2009

From: Baker’s Hole Campground (just 3 miles from West Yellowstone)

To: Madison Campground in Yellowstone Natl. Park

Route: Hwy. 287/191


Miles: 21 miles

Top Speed: 47.7 mph

Weather: Sunny and warm

License Plates Collected: 5 Montana plates

We spent most of the day in West Yellowstone. We went to the IMAX theater and saw a showing of Yellowstone, went to the Free Heel and Wheel bike shop and saw a special display of custom-painted bison and calves that were created for an auction fundraiser. We did our shopping and mailed things home from the post office.

While eating outside the local Dairy Queen we visited with quite a crowd of folks including Kent from ZEE who offered us antiseptic wipes and Band-Aids he was caring in his company van. We couldn’t turn down that offer!

Again we got a late start and the haul in to camp at Baker’s Hole was a tough one for me. I was hurting, it was getting colder and the bugs were out not to mention the fact that it was late and we still needed to eat. We came to what we thought was our campground turn off and when it wasn’t I almost couldn’t bear it. I just put my head down and pounded out the rest of the miles until we got there.

We camped next to Steve and Sasha (his German shepherd) who had a great set up with a motorcycle and custom trailer for Sasha. It looked like a mini-horse trailer. They were travelling around for a couple of weeks out of North Dakota.

We didn’t eat dinner until 9 P.M. and it made me rethink buying soup mixes that take 30 minutes to cook! We cleaned up and stuck our food in the bear boxes and promptly crashed in to a deep sleep.

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