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Alaska’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 02 Jun 2012

Location: USA

MapHit the road on schedule with a beautiful drive in store. And it lived up to its prediction….scenery was awesome. We saw a herd of antelope early on, snow soon to follow, and entered Grand Teton NP with two elk on our right side. The day was very eventful, even without going for the Junior Ranger badge. Dylan had a blast and insisted on going to see Yellowstone (that’s what he calls Old Faithful). We arrived just after she had blown, so the wait was an hour and a half before the next outburst (@ 4:30). She was about 10 minutes late. We did a lot of walking during that time, but sat and waited outside while enjoying an ice cream cone at the lodge’s parlor. Dylan made friends with dogs, youngins, senior citizens, and even tried with the varmints. I think we shall give him time to play as much as we can allow on our road trip. He was exhausted. We ended the site-seeing with a one mile trek to see the Artsist Paintpots, thinking we’d see the beautifully colored water holes you see pictures of, but it was a disappointment. We needed the exercise, however, so can’t complain. Dylan was w/o nap and actually running the trail. By this time, it was 6:00 p.m. and we decided that was all we could handle and headed to Mammoth Springs to exit, only 30 miles away. That 30 miles turned into a very long drive through a hail storm, rain, lightning, cars pulling off the road to avoid damage. It was nice to see a double rainbow at the end and finally to get to the comfort of our motel room in Bozeman. Tomorrow night we will be in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Nighty-night. (Jennifer)