It’s truly been a phenomenal summer here in Yellowstone, so much so that Lee has signed up to work next year at the camera store. Despite our marathon sightseeing days we left a surprising amount on the table and now that we have gotten the lay of the land I cant wait to come back in May. As a piece of advice if you can only come for a short stint I definitely recommend mid May/Early June. Yes, the weather is a little variable and the roads aren’t necessarily all open but the animal sightings were amazing and have steadily decreased as the season has gone on. Makes sense because the animals move to higher elevation when it gets hotter and away from the roads as it gets more crowded.
It’s a wonderful park anytime of the year and my new personal favorite National Park. Speaking of which we put together a route that will allow us to hopefully visit several more National Parks and see Los Angeles which is the only major US city I have never been to. Here is a map of our proposed winter travels.
Despite the map we are going to try things a little differently this time. We are not locking ourselves into any particular length of time at a location with the only exception being meeting my Mom in Las Vegas for her 75th birthday. Other than that we are going to stay in an area until we have seen what we want to see and then move on. Traveling this way is going to require a lot of communication with Lee and I so we will see how it goes. After 34 years of marriage you would think we would be better at that but traveling can be stressful at times 🙂
Totally worth it though and we are also going to try and do some boondocking as we travel. We are set up to boondock, but haven’t done it since I started working a corporate job again so it will be interesting to see what that looks like with me working all day. Plus we have the residential refrigerator now and aren’t sure how much battery power that will pull. It’s worth trying to try and keep costs down (and stay in remote places) so I am willing to give it a try.
It’s all very exciting and I am ready to get started on our grand adventure, but let me leave you with some of my favorite pictures from Yellowstone. I feel truly blessed that we were able to see all that we did this summer and look forward to making new memories in 2023.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I did. Much more to come!
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