After dropping Ikumi off in Las Vegas (previous page)
we returned to Yellowstone. Friends and relatives wanted to meet
us for a summer vacation. The Yellowstone National Park and Jackson
Hole, Wyoming area was selected as the place to go. Seems we were
just here last week.
Some people may say, "let's go to the mall again next
week." We say, "let's go to Wyoming again next week."
But it was not just the bison in the river that had the cars
stopped. Why would they jump into a freezing cold river when there
is a perfectly good bridge in front of them? Well, the other half
of the herd was crossing the bridge and about ten members of the herd had
stopped and were standing in the drive lane ahead.
||Well, there's no point in putting a bunch more
Yellowstone pictures on our web site, but here's a couple that are
worth a story.
We were about to cross Fishing Bridge over the Yellowstone
River but traffic was all backed up. Obviously, there were some bison
or a grizzly bear to look at and all the cars had stopped. As it
turned out, it was a herd of bison swimming across the river..
||They would walk about twenty feet and then stop and look
around for five minutes. Unlike previous visits, we saw many more
bison making road and bridge crossings. Max, and his cousins
Cooper and Jody, are standing on the bridge ahead on the right. Occasionally
a large bison head would come between the cars and look down at them.
It wasn't long until they were back in the truck.
||We had two bull elks grazing near our trailer, (seen
in the background,) in the Madison Campground. We saw our first Yellowstone
moose on this trip.
Here's the kids and some friends standing on a fort they
built at the Fishing Bridge campground. This campground in spread
throughout a forest of Lodgepole Pines. There's plenty of downed
logs to build forts. This is one of the boy's favorite campgrounds
to stay in.
||This is a view from Lower Falls looking toward Artist's
Point. Artist's Point is located at the upper, right side of the
canyon, all the way to the back. You can see a picture from Artist's
Point looking toward the falls on our 2001
||We are often asked "where's your favorite place to go?"
Well, if you only have time for a week-long summer vacation, and have an
RV and kids, Fishing Bridge Campground in Yellowstone National Park would
probably be our top pick for a memorable family vacation.
One important note: You must have a hard-sided RV
-- there is no tent or pop-up campers allowed in this campground because
of bears that frequently roam through the area.
||We also had a chance to raft the Snake River below Jackson
Hole, Wyoming. Mitch and Max's cousins, Cooper and Jody, came along.
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