While entering Yellowstone, we met some more friends from Australia. G’day Mates!
Here are some interesting facts that I learned along our travels through the park. Yellowstone National Park is in southern Montana and northern Wyoming and was the first national park in the nation. Montana also has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states. With that news, I decided to keep my head inside the car. Did you know that in Montana the elk, deer and antelope outnumber the humans. Animals rule!
While visiting the Mud Cauldron in Yellowstone, we met these nice girls from China.
We have heard a lot of different languages while visiting this beautiful National Park. God’s love and comfort is understood in every language!
Our next stop in the park had a lot of people. It was great to meet so many people from all over the world. What I couldn’t understand, though, was why everyone was gathering around this open area. I wondered if they had found one of the grizzly bears. I cautiously moved closer. I knew my handler would protect me. I put my nose in the air. It didn’t smell like bear. Wait a minute, what does a bear smell like? I must have missed that training class. Whatever it was, people around us kept looking at their watches. What were they waiting for? All of sudden there was a hissing sound and then a roar from all of the people. I looked up and it was a giant fountain of water. Where did that come from? My handler told me that it was a geyser called Old Faithful.
Did you know that it erupts every 35 to 120 minutes for 1 1/2 to 5 minutes. Its maximum height ranges from 90 to 184 feet. Now that’s one cool fountain!
This was so exciting to see and between you and me I am glad it wasn’t a grizzly bear! Well it’s time for my dinner so stay tuned until next time when I share my next travel adventures through the Grand Teton’s.