Alien Planet or Yellowstone? August 29, 2021
How can we describe Yellowstone National Park? Tatiana says it is like an alien planet and a different world. Elijah says it is the best of the North American wilderness all put into one park. 2 million acres of vastly different landscapes with boiling mud pots, sulphuric steam coming out of the rocks, and eruptions of steaming water next to icy cold mountain springs, waterfalls, open fields of grass, towering pine forests, and gorgeous blue lakes. We spent the day looking for wildlife hoping to see a moose, grizzly bear, or perhaps a wolf, but they were all taking the day off today. Toward the end of the day we did see a massive herd of bison, a gorgeous mule deer, and a giant elk crying out for his mate, and that was wonderful. For years Old Faithful has been erupting with an explosion of hot water and steam that shoots high into the air every hour and 15 minutes. How can that be? This land is a strange, diverse, and wonderful land indeed. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to see all of this with my Beloveds at this particular time in my life.