RV 5 Yellowstone

Watermelon kombucha at Fayes

Brunch at Fayes, an old schoolhouse art room. Faye serves breakfast til 11:00 or until 40 customers whichever comes first. Huevos rancheros with stuffed jalapeños and salmon with quinoa and cinnamon rolls

Highway 89 north to Yellowstone NW entrance

Kayaking, fly fisherman, waders, swimmers, all are testing the currents of the Yellowstone as it flows north

Bighorn Ewe (I think) rather than a ram. I’m no expert although bob seems to be infatuated with them

We saw a bighorn in the middle of the road on a bridge and stopped as it trotted up the hill next to Bob’s window. This made Bob’s day, perhaps his year!

One of many geyser springs in a meadow

Old faithful has been faithful for at least 135 years. This is my third time. Perhaps a thousand folks watching waiting applauding then driving away to the next adventure.

Southwest Yellowstone Park
Southwest Yellowstone sheer slope with large debris field of Timber
Northwest Yellowstone
KOA west Yellowstone
KOA cookout elk, Ribs, bratwurst, trout
A late evening stroll towards the mountains and setting sun

I’ve seen old faithful three times. I sat and waited wondering if the geyser would let us down finally and we could say we were there when the old geyser was unfaithful. And I wondered who had come to this spot long before me without the price of admission to sit and wonder at the moment. Or who discovered it for the first time. Kiowa, Blackfeet, Cayuse, Shoshone, and other tribes traveled these same Yellowstone trails. They visited geysers, conducted ceremonies, hunted, gathered plants and minerals, as well as obsidian, which they used to field dress bison.

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