I never thought I’d see snow in September. But before we get to that… I went to bed on Saturday night with rain sprinkling down on the tent in Madison Campground in Yellowstone National Park.
The rain was a blessing. It helped me sleep fast– before the temperatures dropped into the low 30’s overnight. At about 2:30, it was time for a bathroom break. And let me tell ya’: the stars were stunning.
Just after I had settled my four-layered body back into my sleeping bag, I heard what could only be described as a mad growl. A bear. Thankfully, that was the closest we got to one… close enough to hear. But that’s all.
At 5:45, my alarm went off. We were convinced we had to get to Old Faithful early– had to beat the crowds and get a good video for all of you watching at home. Well, get there early, we did. When Old Faithful stayed true to its name and spurted only 5 minutes after our arrival, there were only about 10 people there– including us.
I’m what might be described as a “spoiled” traveler: I like enjoying things without a hoard of others around. I suppose most people are that way, really. But I’m willing to work for it— as evidenced by getting up at 5:45 to see a geyser.
And we got some good shots to show for it:
Now, here is the video from today’s journey… including running into a snowstorm on the trip from Yellowstone to Billings!
Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, please visit Amazon to purchase our Children’s Book, Pete the Popcorn! If you don’t have a child in your life, donate a copy to your local school or library! Also, we LOVE it when people LIKE us on Facebook. To learn more about our books, please visit www.PeteThePopcorn.com