Nick, Katie, and I spent the last few days at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Outside of touring the typical attractions, our activities ranged from mountain hiking in a hailstorm to mountain-top yodeling to hosting breakfast for a bison in our campground lot.
Wildlife we saw included:
- bald eagle soaring with captured prey
- golden eagle perched on a post
- grizzly bears, a lone bear and a mother with two cubs
- black bears (we think), two adults wrestling/playing on a river’s edge
- elk, including males/females/calves
- trumpeter swans
- mule deer
- black-billed magpies
We also had enough time to visit one of the museums that Nick used to work at: Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. It turns out that Thermopolis is the home of the world’s largest hot spring by volume – 3.2 million gallons pumped per day!
Is the the real life, or is this just fantasy!?