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My husband and I went to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming over Labor Day. It was so nice to escape the Houston heat and humidity and relax in the mountains. (September 3 – 9)

Fun fact: The National Park Service turned 100 this year!

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I loved loved loved all the bison! You had to be really careful when approaching them because they would just walk across the road like they owned it. We got into a few “bison jams!”
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The first hike we did was Mount Washburn, a six mile hike that took you to a fire lookout tower on the summit.
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Yellowstone 2016

Lookout tower

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Yellowstone 2016

View from the top – it was about to storm!

 

We also took a stagecoach to a campground where we had a bbq. We learned about how Yellowstone became a national park and also heard some cool cowboy folk tales.
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Yellowstone 2016

 

One day we drove around the park and looked at all the landmarks that are inside Yellowstone.

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Golden Gate Canyon

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Travertine terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs

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Mammoth Hot Springs

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We were going through the souvenir shop in Mammoth and found some books we liked! LOL

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Norris Geyser Basin

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You can’t go to Yellowstone without seeing Old Faithful!!!

I couldn’t wait to see the Grand Prismatic Spring! Unfortunately, the steam from the hot springs made it really foggy whenever we were there, so we didn’t get to see the colors too well.
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Yellowstone 2016

Gibbon Falls – this is one of my favorite pics from the trip!

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Artist Point

 

More bison and other wildlife that we came across – a BEAR!, bighorn sheep and some elk.
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Yellowstone 2016

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