Day 4 of Our Trip to Yellowstone National Park and Tristan’s 9th Birthday.
Today is the 4th day of our adventures. We met up with our friends Angela, Ben and Hayden yesterday near Hailey, Idaho, and traveled the remaining 5 hours to the West Yellowstone KOA in convoy. When we arrived, we got checked in and set up camp — at which point the 3 kids were anxious to go swim in the indoor pool. They have a beautiful log cabin which houses the pool and hot tub. After a long evening of catching up, we all crashed for the night.
Today was Tristan’s 9th birthday. Where has the time gone, it seemed like just yesterday that he was born. We started the day with breakfast and presents. After which we headed in to Yellowstone National Park where we saw elk and moose and headed to Old Faithful. It was the first time for the kids and me. There are some amazing sights and scenery. We saw Old Faithful blow twice while we walked around and looked at the smaller geysers, hot springs, Old Faithful Lodge and information center. The kids got to spend a little money in the gift shop and generally enjoy the area.
When we left the park, we came back for a little R & R and swimming in the pool. Tristan also wanted to rent the KOA bikes, which he totally enjoyed. After which we went into West Yellowstone for dinner at an old 50s dinner where we ate burgers and drank milkshakes, all in all a good time for the boy. Given that we had not seen much wildlife in the morning we decided to drive back into the park for another look. We saw a bison on the side of the road, which then proceeded to walk down the center of the lane. This sealed the day for Tristan. All in all I think he had a great birthday!!