Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Yellowstone - Around Our Camp

Tuesday night, the 10th, was the first night that we truly drove the whole night long...and the first night I drove the beast. It was scary, but I did it and the RV and the family survived :-)! The reason we decided to drive all night is that the campground in Yellowstone that Mike was hoping to camp at, Slough Creek, was a first come first serve camp and we really wanted to get a spot there. On our way over we decided to make a reservation at another camp just in case, but there wasn't any openings for Wednesday night only Thursday, which made it vital we get a spot at Slough. After driving all night through mountains and spotting and avoiding many deer and even a coyote in the road, we pulled into the campsite a little after 7:30am on Wednesday the 11th. We were the 4th people in line for a campsite and we got the last spot! We were thrilled! The site was much more remote than the sites that took reservations and we were able to stay both nights of our time in Yellowstone.
The park is beautiful and HUGE and so diverse. The very best thing about it in my opinion is all the wildlife you are able to see. There were buffalo everywhere and these almost African looking deer as well. We were also lucky enough to spot a fox, coyote and the highlight of our trip, a mother black bear and her two babies (more on that on our day 2 post).
The first day there we drove around a bit, but mostly hung out around our campsite exploring. Mike did some fishing with us along and by himself, we explored around our site, played in the dirt at camp and had campfire hot dogs and smore's before turning in the for the night pretty early.
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They had all these weird little caterpillars that hung down everywhere from the trees. Addie loved collecting them.
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I'm out of time on the internet so I'll hopefully post the rest of the pics from that day later tonight or tomorrow morning!

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