Monday, June 3, 2013


We rented a cabin over the Internet that was located at the North Entrance to Yellowstone. I don't think many people stay at this entrance. The town there is called Gardiner and all the locals carried around a large can of bear spray at all times. It is a VERY small town.  You can run around the whole thing and only log a mile.

When we pulled up to the cabin, I was shocked. "This isn't what I rented off the Internet!" I shouted.  The cabin on the Internet looked like a two story, modern building.  This cabin looked very old and tiny.

We walked inside to check things out. Yes, indeed. It was the right cabin.  It turns out that the picture shown on the Internet was of the BACKSIDE of the cabin.  Of course!!

The only other surprises we had on the inside were 3 mousetraps with fresh cheese in them and a wooden staircase that only a 60 pound 9-year-old could walk up comfortably!

There was a fun loft for the kids to sleep in, a TV room, and a wonderful kitchen (minus the mousetraps!).

The view from our cabin was beautiful. A nice big river ran downstream directly below us. The only problem was, it was a chilly 45 degrees with a cold rain the entire visit.

We bought some hot chocolate and umbrellas and hunkered underneath storefronts to hide from the rain. Then, we decided we might as well head to Yellowstone to see some geysers.

On our way into Yellowstone this elk stood right by our car. Great way to start the afternoon.

We saw some great geysers, watched Old Faithful erupt, and ate some delicious ice cream. I know. Why would people that are freezing cold eat ice cream? It was the best part if the day!

On our way back home we saw LOTS of bison. Some came closer to the car than I would've preferred!
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