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7/21 Day 30 We are still camped at Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone. This is a very nice campground lots of green grass and medium size trees. The staff were very helpful as I described in yesterday's post. I have to park at a slight angle to fit in the site but the view out the back to the forest makes it worthwhile.
We spent 3.5 hours this morning fighting to resolve a possible hack of our primary checking account. Turned out that the finance company that was making ...
... later, at over 8,000 feet above sea level, my lungs were pumping overtime!
By the time we left the park, we had been treated to a large number of wildlife sightings, and could tick off quite a few of the animals that we knew lived in the park.
We spent the night at a cabin in the mountains, just outside the town of Gardiner. It took some finding and when we found it there was no one around, and no obvious place to find anyone. After ...
... Unfortunately, most of the trees were carted off by tourists long ago and there is one half tree, surrounded by fencing, left to see.
We waited for an hour to get lunch at Roosevelt Lodge and should have just stuck with our traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch staple. It was expensive, the service was poor, the wait for food once we were seated was unbearably long, and the food was meh.
We found one last waterfall, Tower ...
... site where First Nations people hunted buffalo by driving them over a cliff. Head-Smashed-In has an excellent education centre.
Imagine my surprise when the education centre made clear that at the Head-Smashed-In site buffalo were not hunted on horseback but on foot and without bows. Surprisingly, the horses, even the beautiful painted ponies, were only used in the last years of buffalo hunting before the herds were hunted to the ...
... for lunch so we could enjoy our picnic overlooking the falls. They are beautiful. We were three quarters of the way through when people starting running up the path past us and we assumed it was a way to keep fit. Finally, someone stated 'a Bison is coming up the path'. After 15 seconds, it appeared and we were right in its path. Action stations, collect food, eat anything in hands, walk smartly AWAY from said animal, ...