Jonah has been obsessed with Volcanoes for awhile now (a few years really). He did a report of volcanoes for his “expert research” for kindergarten this past year. For his report he learned about Yellowstone, the super volcano, and REALLY wanted to go see it. So, since Disneyland just is not in our budget at this point with Nick in school, we decided Yellowstone could still make a dream come true. Jonah and Declan LOVED it. Jonah was a little nervous at first, knowing that Yellowstone is a super volcano and all. But once we got there and got the campfire going and rolled out the sleeping bags, he was over the moon.
We almost cancelled our trip due to a recent bear attack very near the campsite we reserved, but we decided to be brave and went anyways. We didn’t see a single bear. And the day we rolled in they caught the culprit and euthanized her and sent her cubs to a zoo somewhere. I will never look at bears in the zoo the same.
We were actually in more danger from the bison than bears. We were surrounded at one point on a trail and had to wait for them to pass. Very scary actually. Otherwise, we had a great time.
So Beehive geyser went off right as we started our geyser stroll. It only goes off once a day and they don’t have any idea when it will be until a smaller “indicator” geyser next to it goes off a few minutes before. It is taller and wider than old faithful. It was our favorite.