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Old 05-25-2007, 11:02 PM   #81
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Just want to say thank you for sharing. It just reinforces why we bought our TT's.

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I'm enjoying your travelog. The last time we were in Yellowstone the Fishing Bridge campground was very basic. I remember it looked like a parking lot. I'm sure you will enjoy your new location, except for the comute.
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Day 13 - May 26, 2007

We were up early this morning breaking camp at Fishing Bridge RV Park. We were not real satisfied with our stay there. There were 3 point hook-ups which worked properly. The sites were just not large enough to do anything outside. There were no tables and if you had your own there is no place to put it. Cooking out is permitted, but the grill can not be left unattended which makes it difficult to eat inside while the food is hot. There is no cable or wifi which is OK, but there is no cell signal which is not OK with us. It's a safety issue for us. So, we decided to move on to the KOA near the west entrance to Yellowstone.

On the way we saw more of the sites of Yellowstone. We visited the West the West Thumb Geyser Basin. When we returned to Lucy and Olivia in the parking lot, we found a note that Mac & Linda Cassell (Mac1 on the Forums) had stopped by, but were unable to wait for us to return.

We continued on to Old Faithful arriving just in time for the big show. We continued through Madison Junction to the West Entrance. We found the the KOA in short order and made camp. This is a very nice campground, We were able to finally cook-out. We have two Airstream immediate neighbors here at the KOA. A 25FB from New York and a 34 footer from California.
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:47 PM   #84
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Lucy works out perfectly for us. We are very comfortable and cozy in her. We don't feel like we are waking up in a new campground; we feel like we are waking up inour Lucy which is like being home except in another location. That's the great thing about Airstreaming. We have spent over 100 nights in Lucy in the past 12 months, and have not tired of her. Every time we go home, we can't wait to take her out again. We don't usually hear the birds in the morning because Airstreams are amazingly quiet inside unless you some windows open. I'll take some photos of the inside of Lucy over the next few days and post them.
I took some inside photos of Lucy this morning (please excuse all the Mooses on the bed). As you can see, she is quite cozy. We've done 34 consecutive nights in Lucy, and did not feel cramped. Some of my other posts on the string show most of the campgraounds we have stayed at on this trip.
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:29 AM   #85
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That is such a beautiful part of the country.It brings back a lot of memories of my previous trips there when I lived on that side of the continent.I look forward each day for your latest update and great photos.Keep them coming.
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The KOA in West Yellowstone looks very nice. Did you happen to check out Grizzley RV park in the south part of town? That is where we have reservations in 3 weeks and I hope it looks as nice as the KOA you are staying in.

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Sorry we missed you.

We looked for you at Fishing Bridge as we were passing through but almost didn't get through there because of the crowd of people watching a bear in a meadow. We took a wrong turn at West Thumb and as we were going through the parking area Linda spotted an Airstream when I saw the tow vehicle I knew it was you guys so we pulled in along side and took a shot of Lucy and Carmine O.
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Lucy and Carmine look so cute together!

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The KOA in West Yellowstone looks very nice. Did you happen to check out Grizzley RV park in the south part of town? That is where we have reservations in 3 weeks and I hope it looks as nice as the KOA you are staying in.

Thanks for all your pictures and commentary.
We looked around West Yellowstone last night, but didn't notice the Grizzley. When we go back through town this morning, we'll go find, check it out, and post a couple of pictures. Look for the posting tonight or tomorrow morning.
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We looked for you at Fishing Bridge as we were passing through but almost didn't get through there because of the crowd of people watching a bear in a meadow. We took a wrong turn at West Thumb and as we were going through the parking area Linda spotted an Airstream when I saw the tow vehicle I knew it was you guys so we pulled in along side and took a shot of Lucy and Carmine O.
We are sorry that we missed ya'll also. We are planning to be around here until Wednesday, and then start making our way up to Glacier National Park. Does anyone have any tips on things to see at Glacier?
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Look how cool your lovely Lucy looks against the trees...as opposed to those white boxes next to her.
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I agree with janetb, the organic curves of the Airstream plus the reflectivity of even the newer Airstreams harmonize with the natural scenery rather than juxtapose with it. In other words, an Airstream blends in with nature, not slam up against it with hard angles.
Even though Airstreams don't really resemble Frank Lloyd Wright's design, the principle of harmonizing with the landscape stands. Wonder if he ever appreciated Airstreams . . .

Moosetags, I have thorougly enjoyed reading your travel adventure narrative. And your photos are awesome! Keep them coming. I hope you have a moose-sighting soon.
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We looked around West Yellowstone last night, but didn't notice the Grizzley. When we go back through town this morning, we'll go find, check it out, and post a couple of pictures. Look for the posting tonight or tomorrow morning.
Grizzly is in the Southwest part of town just on the outskirts. Hopefully the park is OK because it's pretty pricy. Any recommendations for places to eat in West Yellowstone? We will be there for 5 nights.

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Grizzly is in the Southwest part of town just on the outskirts. Hopefully the park is OK because it's pretty pricy. Any recommendations for places to eat in West Yellowstone? We will be there for 5 nights.

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We went by the Grizzly RV Park today. It is really nice and new. It is sparkling clean. It is right in town convenient to everything, and there is a strong cell signal in the park. They also have cable and wifi internet. It is a bit pricy, but everything here is. It's about the same price as the KOA, and the KOA is 5 miles west of town. The Grizzly in only about half a mile from the West Gate of Yellowstone. As for restaurant recommmendations in West Yellowstone, I can't be of very much help. We've been staying in the park unitil dark (9:00 PM). By the time we get back to town everything is closed, so we've been eating back at Lucy. There are two nice little grocery stores in town that are open late. They are both on Madison Avenue about two blocks apart.The Grizzly is at the south end of Electric Street. Here are a few photos of the park.
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Day 14 - May 27, 2007

Today we went back into Yellowstone and did the Madison, Norris, and the Mammoth Hot Springs, which is also the Park Headquarters. The Mammoth Vistitor Center is in the Former Bachelor Ofiicer Quarters building of the Old Fort Yellowstone. The U.S. Army administered and protected Yellowstone until the formation of the U.S. Park Service in 1916. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Building was also part of the original Army Post. The Corps engineered and built all of the original raods and building in the park.

One of the highlights of the day was seeing one Yellowstone's "Old Yellow Buses" in front of the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge. These buses are a symbol of the park that were used from the mid 1930's until the 1960's. The buses were built by the White Truck Company especially for Yellowstone National Park. Nine of the orignal buses were located and were refurbished by the White Motor Company and The Ford Motor company in Detroit. They were refitted with modern running gear, but everything else is as it was in the 1930's. They were just returned to the park several weeks ago, and 2007 in their "return debut" year. The buses are now undergoing field trials before being returned to service. The one I got to see and photograph is a 1936 model and is absolutely beautiful.

We also saw the Liberty Cap, a dormant hot spring cone. The phoot of Devil's Thumb is surrounded by a bright white substance. It is not snow; it is the result of chemical activity in the hot spring. There is a photo of old Fort Yellowstone from the top of a nearby hill. A short rain storm came through while we were there resulting in a really vivid rainbow which the photograph does not do justice.

We Moose hunted on the way back to the KOA, but still nothing. We finally got back to Lucy at 10:00 PM.
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When you get to Glacier, I think you'd enjoy riding in the same kind of bus on the Going to the Sun road. You'll enjoy driving yourself, too, but in the bus you get rolling commentary, and a chance to get a good look at the scenery.

I've enjoyed your trip travelogue.

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We remember a restaurant/bar in W Yellowstone that we think had "Moose" in its name. Delicious food-sandwiches and so on. I especially remember the iced tea as fresh and delicious. I enjoyed a Reuben and Max had a Club: both worth returning for. It's on a side street, east side of town, diagonally across from a grocery. Anyway, it's worth a try. A hotel in town also has a restaurant, but we preferred the little "Moose. . . . Whatever" bar! ~G. Also near the Grizzly RV park you'll find the Grizzly and Wolf Centers where rescued animals are kept in a near natural environment. It's somewhat troublesome to see them behind fences but then you remember that these beautiful animals may have been killed if not protected. Interesting for both kids and adult kids! ~G
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This is one picture that I forgot to post. This was taken through Olivia's windshield at dusk yesterday. This guy stood in the middle of the road for about five minutes before getting bored with holding us up and meandered off.
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Moosetags: That could be a really hairy moose haha I probally wont ever get to them places ya"ll are visiting but it sure is great reading about ya"lls travels dont forget where you live at (worlds most beautiful beaches) Safe travels to ya and keep an eye out for them mooses...SAM
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We went by the Grizzly RV Park today. It is really nice and new. It is sparkling clean. It is right in town convenient to everything, and there is a strong cell signal in the park. They also have cable and wifi internet. It is a bit pricy, but everything here is. It's about the same price as the KOA, and the KOA is 5 miles west of town. The Grizzly in only about half a mile from the West Gate of Yellowstone. As for restaurant recommmendations in West Yellowstone, I can't be of very much help. We've been staying in the park unitil dark (9:00 PM). By the time we get back to town everything is closed, so we've been eating back at Lucy. There are two nice little grocery stores in town that are open late. They are both on Madison Avenue about two blocks apart.The Grizzly is at the south end of Electric Street. Here are a few photos of the park.
Thanks so much for your reporting on Grizzley RV park. It looks great for our needs. Our friends in their SOB will have to "rough it" on the grass and gravel.

We look forward to your reporting on Glacier as that is our stop in 3 weeks before we head for Yellowstone.
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