Hello! I’m glad to be back writing in this space after some time away over the holidays.
December 29 my in-laws came out for a week to celebrate the New Year and experience the winter wonderland of Yellowstone! It was such a generous Christmas present to treat us to such an awe-inspiring and beautiful adventure to begin 2017!
We spent two full days in the park and three nights in West Yellowstone in the sweetest little cabin.
The two days in Yellowstone were spent on snow coach tours with two great guides! Day one we went to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and saw so many little waterfalls along the way and such fun wildlife! The best sighting this day was a pack of wolves in the distance enjoying a meal they’d brought down a few days prior – SO cool! We also saw many bison herds, lots of swans, a river otter, a bald eagle, a bull elk, and a coyote.
The second day we went out to Old Faithful and the Artist Paint Pots. We also saw some beautiful wildlife and much of the same types of wildlife as the day prior, including a couple of female elk hanging out in the middle of the river. The only animals from the day before we did not see again were the wolves.
It was an amazing couple days in our first National Park and gave me a deeper love for this particular park. I’ve always said that I prefer Glacier and the Grand Tetons to Yellowstone. Maybe that’s because of the crowds I’ve experienced in the summer peak season. Maybe it’s because Glacier is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Maybe it’s because the Teton mountains don’t look real or because the Grand Tetons hold such a special place in William and I’s relationship. Whatever the reasoning was, I am now head over heels in love with Yellowstone.