We left Great Falls at 7:10 and the temperature was 47* but warmed up pretty good by 10 or so.
The ride was great even though we had to travel through 10 miles of road construction.
We got to West Yellowstone and we couldn't get in a room so we decided to go and tour some of Yellowstone Park while we were waiting. They recommend you spend 3 days to tour the park. Well we aren't going to take 3 days so we headed straight for Old Faithful because that is what we knew and what we wanted to see. Well we found out at the Basin of Geysers (or something like that) about what time Old Faithful would "go off" again.
We see some elk and deer on the way. Got some pictures of them and some other nice scenery on the way. We also got some real nice photos between Great Falls and here. We got to Old Faithful and found out we missed it by 5 minutes and the next time would be between an hour and an hour and a half. It seems Old Faithful isn't as faithful as it use to be. So we went to the lodge and got a coffee and went down to sit and wait for it.
We met 6 retired NYC Fire Dept. Retired guys on Harleys that had just come from Sturgis and were going to check out a few more sites before heading home. What a crew they were. It was a good day and we are in West Yellowstone for the night at the Best Western Weston Inn. There are two other Best Western's that I can see from this one. This seems to be a nice quiet place and so far we are the youngest ones I have seen here. I will probably get comments on that but I will leave it anyway. :^)
We are thinking of going back through Yellowstone Park on the way out to Wyoming, Montana and into North Dakota. We are also thinking of going through Wyoming to South Dakota and then North Dakota. I guess we will have to know by morning. LOL!!!
OH...ya....the rain hit just as we got back and under the carport at the motel. We lucked out again.
Albert & Susie
Video of Old Faithful here:
Lots of photos!