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Yellowstone National Park

Doublet Pool: Blue and Bubbling

We drove up, parked the RV, and walked up, just as it made it’s grand eruption:  Old Faithful!  We were finally in Yellowstone!

The crowd around Old Faithful

And yes, we did arrive just as Old Faithful erupted; it was actually pretty incredible timing.  My sisters and my dad and I then proceeded to walk around the geysers near Old Faithful, which were really cool.  They’re all boiling and bubbling and steaming, and the water is so clear!  (One of these, it the picture taken above of Doublet Pool.)  However, it smelled.  Like sulfur.  Which, if any of you know what that smells like, is exactly like rotten eggs.  Dad says the reason it smells so bad is because Old Faithful is really a monster that farts ever 40-90 minutes!  While I know better then that (I’m not that naïve anymore, Dad!), I was starting to think we shouldn’t have eaten eggs that morning for breakfast…   Continue reading

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Drenched

This is the view from my window right now.

… Okay, so it’s not exactly the view from my window in that I’m not staring at a deck that walks out onto the beach with the Atlantic Ocean in front of me.  But it is precisely how my window looks at this moment: drenched with rain.

Where is our 85° sunny day?!  What happened to the beautiful summer weather?  I could swear that the Weather Channel had said nothing about rain!

Oh wait… Now it’s a thunderstorm.   Continue reading