We were all pretty hung over/tired/still a bit drunk this morning so the day started slowly with a couple of people being rather sick (one even threw up out of the van haha). We got going though and picked up some 4th of July party food and outfits before heading on to Yellowstone National Park. This was always going to be one of my highlights and something i was really looking forward to seeing so i was super excited to get there.
We drove straight through in to Yellowstone and after some lunch went on a walk to see the upper and lower falls. The view was amazing and really the photos don’t do it justice. There was an optional 350 stairs to walk down to the bottom of on of the fall which for some reason we all thought was a good idea. The view was great though and we got pretty close without getting too wet.
We then visited the visitors centre and had a drive through the park watching out for possible bear sightings. We didn’t see any this time but there were a fair few bison walking around and at one point we had to wait for a whole herd to cross over a road in front of us. For our last stop we went to and area with some small geysers and hot pools … it reminded me of craters of the moon in Taupo New Zealand. It was pretty cool to see all the different colours under the water based on the temp.
To finish the day my cooking team pulled out the best hangover meal of bangers and mash in the middle of this amazing campsite right in the woods … we even had to cook some of the sausages on a fire we made as our burner went funny. It was so awesome to be chilling out and having group fun in the middle of Yellowstone right in bear country. We did have to hide all our food and smelly stuff in the trailer which freaked a few people out but i thought it was pretty neat :)