If you haven’t been to Yellowstone National Park, I just feel sorry for you. I have had a couple of people say to me, “Oh, we spent a day there.” No. That is not a visit to Yellowstone. You can barely drive through the park in that amount of time It is a big place with four distinct environments. You have to get out and walk around. We were there two days and only scratched the surface.
I think my first visit was 1976. It always made my mom and me laugh to see the opening of “Family Ties” because there was a picture in their scrapbook of camping in Yellowstone in 1976. I am sure camping there is still fun, but I am a middle aged grown up now and I stay in a cabin. 😛
The first thing we did when we got into the park was get stuck in a “Bison Jam.” This was a herd of bison wandering down the road in the same direction we were. Here they are in front of our vehicle.
They were also like that in back and next to our car. (Grrrrrr!!! I have just discovered I can’t play you a video without a $60 upgrade!! Grrrrrrr!!!)
This is not the zoo, friends and loved ones. More people get hurt from bison injury per year in YNP than any other animal. They think they can walk up to and pet the bison. These are wild animals. It didn’t really bother us from the safety of our large cross over vehicle, but the girls in the convertible in front of us were a little nervous.