We had a great day at Cody, WY and at Yellowstone National Park. It was the first time there for both of us, so yes, we acted like the typical tourist. We had a wonderful dinner at the historic Irma Hotel, a chicken pot pie that was as big as a regular pie plate. Thank goodness we shared. During dinner, they had a gunfight in the street. After dinner, we went to the Cody Rodeo. This was the second rodeo Lee had ever been to. It goes on nightly during the summer months. Every evening a thunderstorm has come up on us here, it has reminded me of Florida weather a little. The sky and mountains are beautiful over the Shoshone River.
We got up early the next morning so that we could get a long day in at Yellowstone. Our first day was seeing the beautiful Firehole Falls, and all of the geysers. We were lucky to get to Old Faithful just in time to see her in action. Pretty amazing! I think our favorite geysers was the Black Sand Basin, the Spout and Cliff geyser. I really think they are more fun to watch because the erupt continuously. The Yellowstone Lake is beautiful. It’s sad to see all the evidence of fires over the past years, it takes 20 years I think, to reseed. Mother nature at work. It was really cool to see the wild buffalo just walking in the middle of the road with no worries about all the tourist snapping photos of them. We also were lucky enough to see moose and elk. I love seeing wild animals, I act like a little kid when I see them. It was a very full and long day. I would definitely recommend that when you come to see Yellowstone, get up EARLY! Later in the day it is impossible to get parking spaces at the Basins and other stops. Plus, wildlife is more active early in the mornings or early evenings.