One year ago today I was wandering though the wilderness in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Mom and I decided to head West for a summer vacation and Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons fit the bill. Yellowstone is a place that I would recommend to anyone for a vacation. It is relaxing, adventurous, and beautiful all at the same time.
Did you hear about the road melting in Yellowstone recently? It is a geothermal hotspot (an active super-volcano technically) so it is not that surprising to hear. In many areas you must stay on the paths made to avoid hot pools, geysers and more.
Artist’s Point at Lower Falls is one of my favorite photo stops of my life!
We stayed at the Grant Village Lodge inside the park for 2 nights and drove and drove and drove. I got out to do some hiking and geyser walks.
And see Old Faithful.
Bison traffic jams are hilarious and the worst all at the same time. You just never know when they are going to move.
Eating inside the park was doable but only okay. Bring a lot of snacks and a picnic lunch your first day. Do your fine dining and foodie eating back in Jackson Hole, WY. The Silver Dollar Bar at the Wort Hotel for an Elk Gyro is always a good idea.
The the grand views and nature are the draw to this area. Book your trip, drive your RV, grab your tent, find a hotel, do whatever floats your boat and grab your family for the ride.
My family came here back in the early 1990s for a family vacation. I finally recreated it, just Mom and I this time, and remembered all the fabulous sights that stayed with me despite all my other travels. We made new memories and saw different parts of the park. Hopefully we don’t wait so long to come back!
Make sure to put Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park on your to-do list in the USA.