Sunday, July 5, 2009

June 27 - Butte to West Yellowstone, MT

Coming east out of Butte, we turned south at Livingston where I talked with a guy from Los Angeles who retired here, and now has a business in custom made Cigars. On the road down to the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, we spotted these rafters in the river.

We continued on south to Gardiner, where we had lunch, toured the gift shops (Met a young lady working in one of them who was from Tennessee), and finally entered Yellowstone National park at the north gate. I made this next picture in the restaurant where we ate.

Just a few miles on we stopped at the park headquarters, Mammoth Hot Springs, where we photographed the Great Horned Owl in the following picture, an elk, some prairie dogs and a Magpie.

We drove on to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where we found this marvelous waterfall.

A couple miles further on, we spotted this Buffalo (aka Bison) grazing peacefully in a meadow.

We spent the night at West Yellowstone, Montana. Anita and I made a point to visit the excellent museum which is housed in the former Union Pacific train depot there. They had an excellent collection of railroad china, and movies on the 1959 earthquake and the great fires of 1988.

After dinner at a nice restaurant, we strolled through the tourist district (stores full of jewelry and tee shirts) before getting to bed. Also met a young man working at the hotel who is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia and working here for the summer tourist season before heading to seminary.

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