We drove by Yellowstone River for quite a distance, which was very blue and very majestic.
From time to time, curves in the road brought the smoke from the fire back into our field of vision. (I actually had several pictures of the smoke in the distance; I accidentally published the same one twice! Sorry.)
There were many hot springs, as seen below. In some areas, they were so many, that wooden walkways had been constructed to allow tourists to get up close and personal with the springs without actually stepping in the muck.
Old Faithful, the famous geyser, erupts on the average of every 40 to 125 minutes. Our visit didn't fit in with OF's schedule, so the best I could do was to get a shot of the steam pouring forth, which was a constant sight.
We saw lots of elk! They might be walking along side the road, or grazing off in the fields, or wading in the streams. We saw no less than 15; I was unprepared for the first few individual ones we saw...I was too busy gaping at the views! I finally did get several shots, as you can see below. They, like the buffalo, were totally undisturbed by the cars stopping and cameras snapping!
Finally, we left the park and entered Montana.
We stayed last night in Belgrade and had the good fortune to this time have a wonderful bed and get a glorious night's sleep! Oh, I forgot to mention..we had lunch at Granny's Diner in Buffalo, Wyoming. We had just passed a sign that said Wyoming is the Beef State. The only steak offering on the menu at Granny's was New York Sirloin! I thought that was curious. Plus, the people at the next table had a small dog with them who was sitting in a high chair having lunch, too. I found that a little strange!
We have no planned stops for today or tomorrow until we reach Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, where we'll get to visit a few days with our little granddaughter Rosabelle and her mom and dad, before we continue on our trek.
Gotta' go! Bye for now. Again, thanks to all of you who come along for the ride. I look forward to and enjoy your comments.