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We've written this opening paragraph just as an introduction to this entry in the blog since it's so long. 8 days out in the wilderness with just a handful of stops at convenience stores and visitor centres certainly felt like a long time and a lot has happened. We thought about splitting up the entry into two so it was shorter, less dense to trawl through, and easier to look through photos. But in the end we left it as is, so please stick with it; both the landscape and events ...
... is a good thing.
We visited some more of the active geysers this morning, particularly a series of them known as the Artists Paintpots. I'm not exactly sure why, but I'm guessing that it's because the pools of water around each hole were coloured with swirls of colours, and with a lot of them together it looks a bit like an artist's paint board.
Travelling along the rim of the caldera, we headed for Canyon Village and a late breakfast, courtesy of our van's fridge ...
... four times at elevations between 7500 and 9000 feet. It's really odd to think that this little stream is going to end up in the Pacific Ocean, and the one next to it is going to end up in the Atlantic Ocean thousands of kilometres apart.
We stopped at the first Visitor Centre, which was Grant Village, for a coffee and a talk with the ranger about the things we should see. The ranger even looked up the web camera at various points around the park to show us, and ...
... rang. It was Lea and they were just a few miles ahead getting lunch ready! We headed for lunch in the sweetest town on earth - Sugar City, Idaho. This was like going back in time to the 50's. While we sat at the picnic shelter in the City park, we saw lots of kids riding bicycles around town, and teenagers coming to the park to play tennis. The picnic tables were clean with no graffiti scratched into them! There was a ...
Yellowstone Up and heading out on N Loop to Grand Geyser And "The Waterfall" (you will have to ask). Long day in Yellowstone on N Loop. Saw upper and lower falls and Mammoth Hot Springs. We saw a brown bear, marmot, fox, bison, elk, and a chipmunk on our journey. Dinner in W Yellowstone and back to RV. We are ...