Friday, August 4, 2017

PTA IX: Day 5, August 12th, 2017 Exploring on our own in Yellowstone

Day 5:  Saturday, August 12, 2017

This is the first day we will wake up and explore on our own.  Not to worry, we won't attempt the 30 mile hike...just yet!

Since we are staying near Lake Yellowstone, while is is beautiful, it isn't something we would dare set out to explore on our own without a guide.  As some of you know, we don't have great luck with motorized vehicles in water.  Besides, we wouldn't be able to call Willey's Marina "to trouble shoot." So, we have elected to head over to the Marina and take the Scenic Cruise.  It is only an hour, so figured it would be a great way to see Yellowstone from the water.

Kid #1 and #2 have always wanted to try Horseback Riding in the National Parks, Beaches or where ever they have seen it.  Unfortunately for them, it has never been high on our list of priorities.  However, in our ongoing effort to push one another out of our comfort zones and try something different.  (Guy and I did a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors and lets just say, he is riding in the Motorhome and I am riding a horse with the kids.)

This ride that starts in Canyon, goes through an open meadow adjacent to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (not visible from the trail). The ride follows Cascade Creek through a wooded area and returns to the corral through a series of meadows and pine forests.  Yikes, I hope I make it!  If I am sending this note out, I likely did...or the kids just wanted to show off a picture of them FINALLY horseback riding in the National Park!

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