Our 2 weeks in Yellowstone first week-gardiner, mt., north entrance We drove to the top of the mountain behind our campground and I got this shot of the town of Gardiner, you can see our campground in the foreground. It doesn’t look like much from the front, but Iron Horse Bar & Grill was our favorite eatery. It had a large deck overlooking the Yellowstone river. I had a great Elk burger; one of the many great local items on the menu. Jan had a refreshing Huckleberry cocktail; I had a local beer of course! cody, wyoming- sort of near the east entrance (50 miles) We met our good friends Claude and Hope from Philidelphia for our second week of Yellowstone. Here they are at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum. Claude with Bill. Of course they had Bison (Buffalo) Buffalo Bill himself greets you at the entrance via a smoke hologram. There was a very extensive gun museum; too many to show. This one was different; not really sure how it would work! There was also a Plains Indian museum; there were 4 or 5 museums there, a great value! Buffalo fur coat worn in winter by the indians. An intricate beautiful beaded saddle. They were a nomadic people, following the seasons for hunting and such. Even their dogs worked! The four of us went to the Cody Rodeo; a nightly event during the tourist season. Claude and Hope even got hats for the occasion! They had bucking broncos as well as bulls and cows for the younger riders. And cow roping And Team cattle roping. the best shots from our 2 weeks in yellowstone (i won’t use all 2500 pictures)! Mammoth Hot Springs This is the view from below as you approach from the north entrance. Interesting patterns! A bridge we traveled as we went through the park. We saw Sheepeater Cliff (Sheepeater was the nickname for the local indians) Then we saw these guys! Roaring Mountain Beautiful river valley picture. This geyser isn’t anywhere near the size of Old Faithful, but it erupts every few minutes. Notice the old 1937 bus? Pretty cool they’re still using them! Old Faithful Inn A very cool pendulum clock on the huge stone fireplace in the lobby. The Upper Falls at Artist Point. Notice the green streak in the falls? They say it’s always there! Upper and Lower Falls A small herd of Elk Mammoth Village has resident Elk too. Jan was able to get a glimpse of a couple of black bears as I drove. More Elk; these two are having a tiff apparently. This poor old guy is not long for this world; he’ll end up wolf food or something. Cooke City, near the Northeast entrance to Yellowstone. The cabin on the left with the green roof was Hemingway’s at one time. We found one of the many great picnic spots on the river. Steamboat Point on Yellowstone Lake Another great picnic spot with Claude and Hope. We took the Beartooth Loop with Claude and Hope; Claude drove! Notice the MANY switchbacks on the road; I’m thankful Claude drove over that pass! I wasn’t doing a “Gangsta” pose, I was FREEZING! And it was over 92 in Cody that day! Lamar Valley; thousands of Buffalo! This big fella just walked in front of us and gave us this look like “WHAT!” Even some small wildlife!