Wow! Glad I found this forum. I have been getting a lot of information by reading the posts and now I am ready to get a little more customized information for the trip we are planning. Looking to be in Yellowstone the last week of July. In the planning stages but thinking at least 3 days in the park. 4 days is possible but 5 is pushing it. My wife and I have never been to Yellowstone (parents left me with relatives when they took my older siblings. Said I was too little ... whaaa). We are taking taking our 5 oldest kids (leaving the three year old with relatives ... sorry). Kids are ages 15, 13, 11, 9, 7. The 13 and 11 year olds are boys. Now, what do we want to do. After reading some of the posts here I have some ideas but need to know if I am on the right track. Also, very open to suggestions. 1. Geothermal. Will that take a whole day? 2. See some (or one) great waterfall(s). 3. Wildlife is a given, more the better. Sounds like Hayden or Laman Vally areas are great. In the time we have is it feasible to do both or should we focus on one? If just one, which? 4. Might tent camp for one night. Don't need facilities and would like to be fairly isolated. Near a stream or a brook would be cool. What is recommended. 5. Intrested in any one day hiking that is highly recommended. However, our 7 year old has a limp (due to a stroke at birth) and would be limited by distance and if the terrain is too rocky. 6. One post mentioned Teatons as having "Sound of Music" scenery. If we added a day to the trip would it be enough time to drop down to see? 7. Any family freindly sites that are a must see!! 8. We will be driving from Iowa. Taking two days to drive out and two days to drive back. Coming in through Cody looks like the most direct route, however, if accommodations (hotels with pool) are North or South and we should come from a different direction, I'm open to that. 9. I'm sure I can find a hotel online but if there are any with a pool, whirlpool, and free breakfast that you reccommend, let me know. (Also, any I should stay away from?). I think that is it. Maybe too much detail but I need lots of advice to makre this trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Thanks in advance!!!