Yellowstone is one of the great national treasures of the United States, though it can get quite crowded in the summer months. The formations are otherworldly and the canyons, rivers, and forests are breathtaking. Go camping if at all possible and enjoy day hikes of all lengths.5 months ago
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The thing I remember most about Yellowstone is the car trouble we encountered. Fortunately, my family went with another family we’re close to.
We’d recently gotten the car serviced, so we couldn’t believe we were having trouble with it. Turned out it was coincidental that the battery gave out on that trip. Once we ascertained it was the battery, it was a “simple” matter of getting the car to Jackson, buying a new battery, and installing it.
I say simple because the car would die if it idled too long, and there was heavy construction along the route. I stayed at the lodge with the kids while my wife and our friend did the deed. They told us stories about how the ranger was very kind to them and helped them navigate the construction.
It wasn’t hard to keep the kids entertained. We walked the trails, enjoyed the scenery, and bonded some. And isn’t that the point of a family vacation?over 4 years ago
Me & my bro stopped my here on our road trip from Michigan to Oregon. He was upset because it was nearly 400 miles of course in travelers time that is about 6 extra hours (in addition to our initial 32 hours & other detours I made us take :D). As soon as we got there we saw the mountains & a bison. Immediately then any doubt or regret i had considered passed. I loved it! It’s gorgeous. It was quite cold which got to my once michiganander skin but then nashvillian but I just threw on some extra layers & all was well. We only stayed for the day since I had to make it to Oregon in time for a new job. I definitely am camping there for a couple weeks when I decide to give up conventionality & live out of a backpack & tent. :) Highly recommend going. Oh and Old Faithful is a nice thing to do but don’t hold your breath in for the anticipation of excitement otherwise you might be a tad disappointed.over 4 years ago