Hello, everyone. I'm here to tell you all about our trip to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. One thing Yellowstone is famous for are hot springs and geysers. Hot springs are pools of water that are heated by the earth's core and are really cool to look at because they come in all different colors. Geysers, on the other hand, are smaller holes in the ground and when it gets hot enough, water shoots out of them, sometimes over 100 feet high. We saw Old Faithful, a very famous geyser that everyone knows, which goes off about every 90 minutes.
Yellowstone is the oldest national park, as well as the largest (the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined!), which is so cool. Yellowstone also has a large amount of wildlife. For example, on our way into the park the last day, we saw a coyote as well as a few buffalo herds.
The next day we drove over to Glacier National Park, which as you can
tell from the name, is famous for its glaciers. On our first day in the
park, we decided to go on a nice, two-mile hike and planned to fish
afterward. However, we ended up going more like six miles and didn't go
fishing. On the way to the hike, we saw bighorn sheep, which my dad
really wanted to see because he's a fan of the St. Louis Rams football
Glacier National Park is also famous for Going-to-the-Sun
Road, which is built along the edge of the mountain. Here, you can get
really great views of the glaciers. It's also the only road that is
both a national historic landmark and an engineering landmark. Our
favorite part of the road was the "weeping wall," which was a waterfall
that came down right alongside the road which you could drive under —
after driving cross-country, our car really needed a car wash!
last thing we decided to do before we left Glacier was to go white
water rafting. We went down level two and three rapids and got really
Well, that just about wraps up this blog.
'Till next time