We think the highlights were:
1. seeing the Bee Hive Geyser and Old Faithful erupt almost simultaneously. Our driver timed the tour so we got to Old Faithful a few minutes before its "scheduled" eruption. But when we got there, we found a lot of excitement around the adjacent Bee Hive Geyser. Pretty soon, they both started to erupt. I suppose that if Old Faithful did its thing without competition, we'd have been impressed. But Bee Hive was more impressive, higher, more volume, more drama.
2. seeing the Prismatic Hot Springs, with an incredible range of colors introduced by bacteria that live in very hot environments.
3. our favorite, seeing the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The walls of the canyon are yellow, giving Yellowstone its name. There is an exquisite waterfall that we could watch for hours.
|Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone|
Our ten-hour tour lasted eleven-plus hours, but that was just fine with us. When we got bacl to the Lake Jackson Lodge, the clouds were pretty thick, spitting rain drops and threatening a deluge that never came.