In September 2017 I went on a cross-country road trip with my mom’s brother, Alan and my grandpa. My grandpa is 84 years old and had a senior National Park life time pass that him and my grandma got years ago for about ten bucks. With his pass, we made it to seven national parks in a couple weeks time. We drove all the way from Buffalo to as west as Utah. Those two weeks will forever hold a special place in my heart. The memories I made with my uncle and grandpa, especially at my grandpas age, I will have forever. I got so much closer with the both of them and we saw some incredible things that mother nature has granted the U.S. This road trip opened to my eyes to the beauty my very own country holds and how important it is to protect these lands.
Yellowstone was our second stop on the road trip and it was wild. Well not us, we weren’t wild, the nature inside was wild. Yellowstone is basically a huge volcanic hot-spot. Located mostly in Wyoming and some parts of Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone has everything from forests, canyons, hot springs, natural geysers, wild animals – moose, buffalo, bears, elk, mountain lions, etc. This place is literally wild.
My jaw dropped at pretty much every lookout point and my eyes were amazed watching steam and bubbles come up from pools of water. If it weren’t for the signs telling you how deathly these things were, I would’ve jumped right in – the ones that weren’t bright colored and smelled like sulfur that is.
This park took a lot out of us. We stayed at a hotel in West Yellowstone but we made it through the entire park over the course of three days – all five entrances and pretty much every stopping point there was.
This place is truly a wonder to the world.