“Some days are better than others, but most are better than average.” – Jason Wynn
Recently we’ve been just kinda figuring out our routine. One thing that has definitely been a bit eye opening is that, surprise surprise, we still have to work during the day. Our life isn’t one giant vacation despite how much we may make it look like that on Facebook, Instagram, and this blog.
All that said, Wednesday was pretty darn good for a random Wednesday. We’re camped at the Madison Arm Resort near West Yellowstone, MT just outside of Yellowstone National Park.
It’s on the edge of Hebgen Lake, so I woke up a little early, climbed out of the super comfy bed and hopped in one of my kayaks to do a dawn patrol paddle across the lake and back.
Then it was time for work so I turned on our cell booster and jumped online for a morning meeting and started the day at work. Meanwhile, Allison researched what stores were around and then ran into town and bought some supplies we needed (groceries and a handful of things from the hardware and auto parts stores). When she got back, she started doing some freelance writing work she’s been picking up. We bounced back and forth between inside and out by the lake as the temperature changed and we needed a change of scenery.
Finally around 5pm we closed up the laptops, grabbed some food (slow cooker chili 🙂 ) and then drove into Yellowstone National Park, like you do, on a Wednesday, after work, because it was there. About an hour later we had driven by six bison and two moose, and were walking around, waiting for Old Faithful to go off.
Fortunately it finally erupted and we got our classic picture:
We then drove back the way we came but we had heard about the Firehole River Swimming area so we drove up Firehole Canyon Road and saw some sweet waterfalls:
before getting skunked at the swimming area which was closed for high water. By that point it was kinda late so we decided to head home but stopped along the way for this shot of the Midway Geyser Basin, home of the Grand Prismatic Spring.
And this fantastic sunset:
Finally we rolled into home around 9:30 and fell asleep in our own bed, ready to do it all again tomorrow.
Granted not all of our days are this awesome, but it’s days like this that remind us why we set off on this trip in the first place.