Yellowstone National Park

We have RV’ed to Yellowstone two previous years (2004 and 2006 pictures).  The beauty of Yellowstone draws us back into the park.  This time we arrived at the beginning of the season and still experience a little snow fall, saw lots baby bison and enjoyed Old Faithful again.  When we leave the area with our RV, we decided that we will drive into the West Entrance and exit via Mammoth at the North Entrance, instead of skirting around the outside of the park.

Why didn’t I think of that?  Virtual Tour Guide – A GPS automated tour – is a new private service being offered in West Yellowstone.  What an invention!  A GPS (Global Positioning System) integrated with an audio tour guide.  It does not direct you through the park, but as you approach an attraction, no matter what pace or direction your trip is taking, it starts to describe that park feature.  www.VirtualTourGuide.net  We wish we could have all of those "Historical Land Mark" signs along the highways across the USA, transcribed to audio, triggered by GPS!!!!!  If you don’t rent one of these units for $49.99, we would recommend that you first do two days of tours by small bus (Lower and Upper loops) to learn about the features of the park (we did that in 2004), then go back via your automobile on your subsequent days.

We highly recommend Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone, especially their newest pull-thru sites – 210-244 where your patios face east instead of west. Very clean park and pleasant staff.

Today, we saw an interesting IMAX movie entitled "Hurricane on the Bayou" which focused on the eroding wetlands which help block the hurricanes. 

Tonight, we went to the Playmill Theatre in West Yellowstone for the "Footloose" musical.  The 13 men and 10 women actors were from universities like BYU, having previously audition in Provo UT and Rexburg ID.  They also have a new theater in Jackson WY.  The producers remodeled a motel to house all of them here for the summer.  Much to our surprise, this theater has been in operation for over 40 years.  How did we miss it?  The group was an fun, enthusiastic set of performers with a fun show with a great storyline.  They will also be doing "Anne Get Your Gun" and "See How They Run" this 2007 season.

Please check out our photo gallery for the first part of our trip through Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

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