West Yellowstone, a Winter Wonderland

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Exploring West Yellowstone

As most of you know, Kent and I have been on this extravagant road trip all across the states! We are actually moving from Arizona to Georgia. Lots of new things to come this year! Can’t wait to share it all with you.:) Amongst this glorious road trip, we got invited by Kent’s relatives to join them on a snowmobile ride through West Yellowstone. Of course, we said yes! That is something I had never done, and you know I’m all about that! So, instead of going straight to Georgia, we decided to go up and over through Montana so that we could join for the Yellowstone trip along the way. 🙂

Driving up through Idaho was intense! Slipping and sliding everywhere on the ice, yet somehow managing to stay safe! At one point we were nervous that we wouldn’t even be able to pass through, due to all the snow. The thought of that was devastating because we would have missed the entire snow trip! Luckily we still made it to Yellowstone and met up with the family soon after. It was so fun being all together for this adventure! Pretty soon we were all lined up in a row of snowmobiles, decked out in full snow gear get up and all! We looked pretty cool, not gonna lie!;) But you know what’s even cooler?! Kents GREAT grandpa (Papa) is the one who organized and attended this whole amazing trip! He is 93 years old and he is as active and adventurous as can be! He rode that snowmobile like a champ! I want to be that awesome when I am his age! You rock Papa. 

Where do I go in Yellowstone?

Visiting Yellowstone was as snowy and gorgeous as ever! It was literally a winter wonderland. We rode through on snowmobiles, made possible through a business called “Two Top Yellowstone Winter Tours”. I highly recommend paying them a visit to schedule a trip! It was the most beautiful winter scene I ever set my eyes on! Adrenaline rushed through me as I rode through there on our snowmobile! I can already tell, this year is going to be full of trying new things, and I can’t wait!!

At Two Top, they really hook you up! They provide the full snow attire, which includes snow boots, snowsuit, gloves, face mask, and helmet! Ok.. pretty sure I looked like an astronaut but I’m totally ok with that.

During our ride, I had the opportunity to see “Old Faithful” erupt! Old faithful is one of the many geysers in Yellowstone. It erupts every 35 to 120 minutes for 1.5 to 5 minutes, and it’s maximum height of water shooting out ranges from 90 to 184 feet! It is an incredible sight!! I had never seen anything like it before! Oh, and for anyone who has absolutely no idea of what Yellowstone even is, it is a National park that is atop a volcanic hotspot! Technically, it is the biggest Volcano of all time that happens to be underground. This park is full of alpine rivers, forests, hot springs, canyons and erupting geysers, with “Old Faithful” being the most famous! It’s also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. Some of these animals got right up close to us! Yellowstone is seriously huge!! It is mainly located in Wyoming but flows over into part of Montana AND Idaho. If you haven’t heard of or been to Yellowstone, I hope this paints a beautiful picture in your imagination of just how incredible it really is! But, you will only know when you go and experience it for yourself! Make it happen! It’s one worth checking off the list. 

Time for pictures. 🙂

 

Stay Wild, Moon Child

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