Yellowstone... We had a great time staying in our little cabin in West Yellowstone although my hubby bemoaned the fact that the hockey game wasn't available in our area. I was more bothered by the wireless internet that didn't reach my cabin despite the fact that we were two cabins down from the "wireless internet room." Alas, it was good for me to be disconnected for a little while! Despite these two things, we loved being able to cuddle up in our cabin with our fireplace after a long day out in the chilly park. With snow still on the ground in a lot of the places, we had to bundle up. Yet, I still managed to get in a couple of miles of walking and a good hike descending down 600 feet in 1/3 of a mile. Yes, climbing back up was a feat for my pregnant self. Buffalo and babies roamed the park and we got some great views of them simply by driving down the road. The Mammoth Hot Springs were beautiful and highlighted by the lovely rotten egg smell of the sulfur. Old Faithful was a big hit with us along with the four buffalo galloping across that area which had rangers going a little berserk! We rounded off our trip with a nice view of the lower falls.
We headed out of Yellowstone to Spokane, Washington with a brief stop at the exit marked with the sign "Danger: Free Range Hippies Ahead" in Idaho. From there, we headed to Seattle to spend some time with fellow army friends. Tomorrow we're off to Vancouver for a visit with a high school/college pal, and then we're off on the next leg of our journey through Canada.
Hope all is well!