Above the Rest Lodge
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... Rafting Company's raft and ride package)
Hotel: Cowboy Cabins (still awesome!)
Helpful hint: Book ahead for HB & raft (they do allow cancellations). AM ride was warm but not uncomfortable and allowed time to go eat before rafting. PM warm/hot and water felt great. You will get wet.
Restaurants: K-Bar as suggested by guides for good pizza
We woke up again to a gorgeous morning. We had Blueberry pancakes over ...
... climb off of the walkways or touch the boiling waters. People have died doing these things. We jumped out multiple times to take pictures, go potty or see a site. We stopped at another spot called Artist Pots. We walked a long way through pine trees (felt like we were Christmas tree hunting) to another hot springs spot. Didn't look any more thrilling than the last 3 we saw. There were stairs meandering up the mountainside to give you a better look. ...
... We then turned east along the West zip Thumb portion of Yellowstone Lake. This winds back north to Lake Village and the ?Lake Hotel. I enjoyed stopping in here to see where we had all stayed on our family vacation. The dining room and sun rooms were the same! We then entered Hayden Valley that was filled with buffalo. This was a great time to visit as it was mating season - love was in the air! We continued north into Canyon Village, stopping at the Upper Falls and the ...
... were enjoying a lovely cool evening outside in the mountain air and someone spotted two mule deer down the hill walking up the street. You could tell that they were use to coming to town. As we watched them munch on the trees and shrubs along the way it reminded me of the opening scene of a TV program back in the 90's called Northern Exposure where the Moose walks down Main Street.
Tomorrow is a big day. We'll leave early for ...
... were a little impatient waiting, it was hot in the sun on the boardwalk. But they were impressed with the height It got! I still can't believe it erupted for almost 4 minutes! We went to the Old Faithful Inn to the cafeteria again for lunch. The kids were starved! Yellowstone was a fabulous ...