|Coyote in the Lamar Valley, Yellowstone N.P.|
|Herd of bison|
|Why did the bison cross the road?|
|Checking us out|
|Jr. Ranger Miriam|
|Fawn by the road|
|Moon over the mountains|
DAY THIRTY-TWO (Wed., July 24th): Our second day in the park we great too. After breakfast in the Canyon cafeteria, we went down to the Canyon of the Yellowstone and got some great views of the Lower Falls and the canyon.
|Yellowstone Grand Canyon|
|The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River|
The we went down to the Mud Volcano/Sulpher Caldron area which is above Fishing Bridge. There we saw very interesting bison behavior - a whole bunch of bulls standing around near the mud pots grunting and growling and being aggressive. We learned later that rutting season is just around the corner. We had lunch at the Lake Lodge Cafeteria, added elk and a bald eagle to our wildlife-seen list, and then on to Old Faithful! We just missed the 5:04pm eruption so we hung out for the 6:39pm one. I got to see again one of my favorite spots: Old Faithful Inn lobby - but I was sort of glad I hadn't jumped on the $500 Suite - not only because we ended up with a cabin which is much more our style, but also because the Inn was a zoo! People everywhere, standing in lines. Old Faithful was gratifying as always and it was especially fun to be surrounded by a Japanese family and watch the reactions of a couple of very cute boys in front of us on the benches.
|Bison at Sulpher Caldron|
|Old Faithful Inn Lobby|
|Mimi stalking elk with her pad|
On our trip down to Alpine we were again treated to a beautiful display - this time sunset behind the Tetons.
|The end of a lovely day!|