So welcome to a new era of this blog apparently I the often mentioned side story am now allowed to guest blog about certain items. However this is only with the express written permission from my lovely new wife. Thus I have been allowed to talk about the honeymoon after the first two days and will try to do so with out wandering off path too often.
Okay I already have failed because is Jessica's attempt to get something up for those of you pressuring her as to where are the pictures from the honeymoon she has left some important interesting stuff out. While she did do a great job of putting up the most well known items we did see on the first day, such as the wildlife Old Faithful, Steamboat Geyser, and the Bear and Wolf exhibit/discovery center. I will add a couple more details that are not very well known. Such as Steamboat when it is erupts is actually the largest by far of the Yellowstone geysers, it will shoot water around 2 and a half times higher than its southern neighbor (Old Faithful.) Its eruptions have caused some panic from people near it when it goes off due to an accompaniment of none too gentle earthquakes. However it only erupts once every 4 days to 50 years.
So apparently the temperature of the water allows or creates the ability of different micro organisms to live. There was a chart I thought Jess took a picture of however couldn't find it. If I remember correctly though yellow was around 160, and green was around 170. The hottest where blue at close to 200 degrees. All of this in Fahrenheit.
I really don't get it! I mean the heat from those vents is what was supposed to have caused all these trees to die! they are about 25 yards up the hill from the vents! If anyone knows how this could occur we would be happy to hear the explanation!
We did also stop in and see the 50,000 Silver Dollar Bar, which in comparison to the wonders of Yellowstone may not seem very note worthy however in you are driving by on the freeway it is worth a stop in to see the displays since it really is one of a kind!
As my lovely wife pointed out in the previous blog discussing our adventure the next couple days were a little more mellow however there were still a number of interesting items to see!
This pretty much concludes the extent of our travels on the second day in the park! We were trying to see more wildlife and did see a few other animals such as black bears and elk however not many of them were close enough to get great pictures of. Or really for Jess to be much interested in as she did not want to see wolfs in the wild because she did not want them to get a bad rep with humans again.
Last day in Gardner Montana!
On an interesting side note we were wondering if anyone could give us a conclusive answer as to what the wooden fence like structures are:
We stayed our last day before we reached Colorado Springs in Laramie Wyoming, which apparently has around 20,000 people living in it same size as Moscow! Who knew people lived in this large of groups outside of Cheyenne? Not this guy!
Well I hope you have enjoyed or at least tolerated this explanation of some of our travels, since Jess and I have none to similar presentation, writing styles, or sense of humor for that matter! Well it is said opposites attract! Depending upon the response I may or may not get that express written permission to write again.
Pictures about our apartment to follow although likely to be done by the woman who usually gives you all the updates Just Jessica!