I loved the 10:30 arrival in Bozeman, and let me say what a beautiful airport!!! Got our bags quickly and our rental car, we upgraded from a ford expedition to a suburban. Boy am I glad we did....after loading the bags in (only 1 each) I was wondering how we would fit all of our things fro walmart. Made a stop a walmart and the co-op for supplies and food. At first I thought 365 dollars at walmart for supplies seeemed a bit extreme, however , that was food, beer, wine, paper goods, the biggest cooler they had, chairs, coffee pot, a bin with a lid, cork screw, sharp knives, etc. ( i will also let you know what we really didnt need)
Anyway, after lunch at Perkins we were on our way. It is a beautiful ride to West Yellowstone entrance and we enjoyed every minute of that. The traffic in west yellowstone and entering the park was minimal. I was shocked since it was late afternoon. We paid for our park pass, 10 dollars thanks to my hubby,and had our eyes peeled looking for anything that moved!! 5 minutes into the rode we spot our first elk. So very exciting!! then 8 minutes later, theres our first Bison walking along the waters edge. great video ond photos of that!! We were so pumped now!!!!
We drove straight to OF and guess what we found??? All the traffic!!! LOL it seemed like every person in the park was here!!! HOLY COW! we checked in and got cabins right by old faithful. went out to see our first eruption. It is definitely a sight!!! The crowds are really unbelievable!! We decided to get a bit to eat and then walk around the boardwalks. Geyser grill outside table,very nice. ( I will review the rooms and restaurants separately)
After dinner, we head to the visitor's center and then old faithful eruption again for sunset. We crash early as it has been a very long day!!!! But I say to my husband as we cuddle up really close in our DOUBLE BED, "I think we are in for an amazing vacation!!"