Friday, July 18, 2008

Yellowstone (Part 2)

We went to the "big" town of Rexburg today because I checked in the Garmin and there was a Walmart there. It wasn't a Supercenter but that's okay because I don't like shopping there for groceries anyway. When we got there we saw an Albertson's right next door. We were looking for a spatula that I broke, a life jacket for Reilly and some fishing supplies. We found the fishing supplies and the spatula but no life jackets. We found a Big 5 sporting goods store and they had some so we got it there. Then we went shopping for groceries. We needed to get a few weeks worth because Rexburg is about 75 miles away. We decided not to go to the Bear World because we're going to wait until we go back to Yellowstone on Wednesday. Some people have told us there is more wildlife on the northern loop than the southern loop. If we still don't see anything than we'll go back down to Rexford. We need to do a big grocery run before Michele and Todd and the grandkids get here in a few weeks anyway.

We also stopped in at Henry's Lake State Park to check out the boat launch. We were actually looking for the dock since our boat is an inflatable we can just drop it in the water from the dock. They have two docks there on each side of the boat launch so I think it's going to work out just fine. It's only $4 to launch your boat there. We've had the boat for 7 months now and have yet to inflate it. There's nothing to stop us now.

Yellowstone Lake

LeHardy Rapids

Geyser Basin

Boiling Mud

Dragon's Mouth, The steam "roars" like a dragon

Desperately Searching for Wildlife

Elk Making a Hasty Retreat

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Beautiful Meadows and Rivers Everywhere

Tomorrow we'll be going into the town of West Yellowstone looking for the lumber store so Rod can get the wood to make something to put the boat motor in.


Mark and Dortha said...

Wish we were enjoying Yellowstone with you. I was just a little girl when I was there, but remember is very well. Mark has never been there so it is a destination with high priority for us. Maybe next year.

Debbie & Rod said...

Moppah, I had never been there before either and Rod hadn't been in 50 years so we're having a blast! Sure would be nice to enjoy with you guys too. Maybe we'll have to do it again next year.


Joe and Sherri said...

Pictures are great. This is deffinately on the list of places to go for us. I am going to stay at Gradie's Campground and Baitshop down the road from Tommy's Tanning Salon. Nice cheap rates and only one mile to Wally World. Got to love it.