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Why Yellowstone National Park is awesome

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Why Yellowstone National Park is awesome

As some of you read on my mini-report, we lost a whole bag of clothes - one day's worth for two people. Most of the stuff was new as I splurged before I left - fleece, sweater, layering stuff, men's levi khakis... all that good stuff.

Well, when we arrived in Lake to do laundry, it was missing. Indeed, we never noticed for two days! Haha! How could we, we had too much to see!

Anyways, I called OF Inn to see if we left it in the room or in the parking lot while re-arranging. Nope. No one turned it in and it wasn't in the log for the Inn. Darn. Oh well.

We were advised to fill out a Lost Report and be as specific as possible with items, colors, sizes. They said that every Monday, lost items are collected all around the park and sent to their headquarters in Gardiner. There, they try to match up these items with lost reports.

Two weeks being home, I realized... nope, someone must have needed those clothes! Oh, well.

But.... drum roll, please... at the end of last week we had a box from Yellowstone National Park. I thought, "no way..." ...way! It was our bag full of dirty laundry! I've never been so excited for dirty clothes! Yellowstone, indeed, matched up our report, boxed them up, paid for shipping and sent them back to their very happy owners.

YNP rocks.

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1. Re: Why Yellowstone National Park is awesome

What an amazing story! Thanks for sharing with us. There are good people in the world; nice to sometimes be reminded.

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Holy crow. That is amazing. Apparently your clothing wanted a longer vacation than you had planned! Hope they saw some good things, lol.


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What a hoot of an ending to your great trip!

Driggs, Idaho
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Very Nice. Was this kudos to Xanterra perhaps, or the NPS? Seems like Xanterra would be the party if the clothes were left in the lodging but let me know - I'm curious.

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5. Re: Why Yellowstone National Park is awesome

Wow!! That is so amazing.

West Yellowstone...
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Wonderful! I'm so glad to hear this all worked out for you and what a fun update to your TR!

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7. Re: Why Yellowstone National Park is awesome

I guess you have to go back to use those clothes again. I have noticed I have several pictures with the same clothes. Just a different mountain, tree or animal behind me. Great story.Don't you wonder what a journey around the park that your clothes went on.

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