Day: July 13, 2012

It’s our last morning…

July 10 morning

It’s our last morning in Yellowstone and we’re walking on the boardwalk trails nearby the Old Faithful Inn.

That’s the Old Faithful Inn in the distance and you can see a few of the many buildings in the complex – the excellent Visitors Center, the Old Faithful Lodge, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge (the only year-round accommodation here), a gas station, post office, market, and Ranger Station.

Here come pictures of…

Here come pictures of a few of the geysers and hot springs visible from the boardwalk.

Those steam baths that you’d get walking by actually felt pretty good, and when a geyser would spit geyser juice on your head, that was fun too as an opportunity to sing out Geyser Juice.

We continued through the…

We continued through the park to our accommodation in the western town of Jackson in an area called Jackson Hole, a distinction I had not previously made.

Our place, The Ranch Inn, is actually right in town, easy strolling to all that is Jackson including this outdoor entertainment for the benefit of the tourists.

From the guidebook: “In other parts of Wyoming, Jackson is viewed with a mixture of awe and disdain…

…awe over its gorgeous…

…awe over its gorgeous scenery, but disdain that Jackson is not a ‘real’ town, just a false front put up to sell things to outsiders. Yes, Jackson is almost wholly dependent on the almighty tourist dollar, but as a result it enjoys a cultural richness lacking in other parts of the state.”

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