Day Eight – Back to Missoula

We planned to leave early because the drive back to Missoula is six hours. The girls just stopped at the Post Office to mail their postcards and picked up some breakfast and then we were on our way.

This time we didn’t stop at any geysers but I couldn’t help myself when we met a herd of bisons. There was shorter traffic of people leaving the park but the incoming one was two miles long. Nobody complained, no horns blown, everyone just enjoyed taking pictures of them.

You can just imagine how plentiful they were before

You can just imagine how plentiful they were before

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Do you know that they gestation takes 9 months and they could have twins too?

Do you know that they gestation takes 9 months and they could have twins too?

Yes you can get that close - but inside your car

Yes you can get that close – but inside your car

Okay enough of the bisons/buffaloes. I must have taken so many shots of them.

We stopped by the West Entrance to pick up some gas. Their boulevards are lined with thrift stores, motels, gas stations, bars, restaurants, souvenir shops – all catering to tourists.

The drive outside Yellowstone is an easy way. Somewhere I asked Aunt Claire to take over the driving. The road stretches as far as you can see, many times in a straight line and sometimes the road dips and rises in little hills.

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On my first trip to Glacier National Park, I thought we made a stop in Ennis. It is an old wild wild west town and you can still see traces of its past.

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It was a long drive but leisurely. Most times we were the only car on the road.

Easy driving

Easy driving

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I love taking photos of a solitary house against the wide plains

I love taking photos of a solitary house against the wide plains

Or watch the beautiful clouds

Or watch the beautiful clouds

Late lunch/early dinner was fried chicken. That’s what me and the kids had a taste for. We were referred to this place by our hotel concierge, they promised it would be better than the Colonel’s.

Alyssa and Mia - big sports

Alyssa and Mia – big sports

They specialty is chicken

They specialty is fried chicken

It was tasty, juicy and fresh.  I loved their fries too.

It was tasty, juicy and fresh. I loved their fries too.

To end their day, the girls enjoyed the pool at our hotel.

An fitting end to a long day

An fitting end to a long day

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4 Responses to Day Eight – Back to Missoula

  1. You have visited my favorite national parks. Your girls will remember this trip forever!

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  2. lolawi says:

    are bisons becoming extinct? one close up shot there, real close up! thanks for the great pictures, B. a glimpse of the wild west!

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  3. bebs1 says:

    I just read the American bison, the ones in Yellowstone are not; besides one can have bison meat otherwise it would be banned. We had bison burgers while there and it’s tasty.

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  4. bebs1 says:

    I am truly hoping that this trip will have an effect on them. This week they went on a trail hike with their uncle so somehow they have picked some appreciation of nature from their vacation.

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