Above the Rest Lodge
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... Park. I got there and spent a great deal of my time there. I am going to camp out there for the next 4 days.
Weather: High 80s and blue skies. Perfect weather from sunrise to sunset.
Location: Gardiner, MT/ Yellowstone
Highlights: Rafting and Horseback riding
Lowlights: Not seeing a moose or bear yet
#of Swearwords: If "my a&% is killing me" counts then 5 or more from each of us
People we met: Chelsa, our horse guide who has a daughter and son. She drives 90 minutes to help out on the ranch. She was the only one left because everyone ...
... 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. ...
... over between Medora and Gardiner breaking it up into 3-4 hour drives between each. We had dinner at Hu Hot then dad decided to surprise the boys with a movie night to see Guardians of the Galaxy. They were thrilled because they'd been begging to see it since Chicago. Elizabeth and I were thrilled to have the hotel to ourselves to watch tv and snuggle. We fit a pillow fight in there too. Our drive from Billings wasn't too bad. We were really starting to ...
... bacteria eat the sulfur and excrete (yes, "poop") it as sulfuric acid. We visited one pool that, while only about 105 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature (about 40 Celsius) was as acidic as battery acid. This is why entire sections of the park are closed off or only accessible by boardwalk. Geologists exploring the area have had their boots sizzled ...