|Bison coming over the hill -- a noisy animal, with|
a more intelligent-sounding language than cattle.
the first day -- but then, whole herds of elk are our neighbors back home in the Snoqualmie Valley. Our first "new" animal came in a valley a few dozen miles north of Yellowstone Lake -- these herds of bison, some of them right along the road. Then just after that we encountered a lonely coyote, hunting in the sagebrush on the other side of the road.
|Where's that rabbit?|
|Near Old Faithful.|
This time we had time to stop and take lots of pictures, hike up the Tetons and to a waterfall in Yellowstone surrounded by little puffs of thermal mist, look for animals, swim in two rivers and two lakes, and generally see more of this magnificent bit of creation.
John is off to college now, so I'm glad we had the chance to take this trip together. I also had the chance to speak at First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls, spend a couple days at the home of the Spielmans, and meet some nice people at the church, several of them scientists working at a nearby federal nuclear facility.
|Now why do they call it Yellowstone? And why do people come here from|
around the world?