In July 1966, Yellowstone National Park was chosen for our summer trip. Originally scheduled just after July 4th, the trip had to be cancelled because my dad was put on alert orders. Being a military family, you’re aware plans can change suddenly. While it was disappointing, you understand that’s the way things are. About a week later, my dad’s alert order was lifted. With 10 days of leave back on schedule, he and my mom decided the trip to Yellowstone was back on. Though lodging reservations were considered to be booked solid, they figured it was worth the chance. AAA had said cancellations always occur, and most likely lodging could be found inside, or outside, the park. It was our good fortune we were able to obtain three days of lodging at the Old Faithful Inn due to a reservation cancellation.
Then, as it is now, the Yellowstone and Grand Teton area possesses majestic and breathtaking scenery. With so much to see, it didn’t seem three days was enough.
The picture taker on this trip was my dad.
the distant view – Teton range
drawing closer to the Teton range, approaching the south entrance to Yellowstone
the Grand Teton range
at the Teton scenic overlook
After entering Yellowstone through the south entrance, it didn’t take long to be greeted by the park’s residents.
momma bear with her cub
with buffalo slowing the traffic, this bear makes a direct appeal, “disregard the sign that says do not feed the bears”
The views –
Old Faithful Inn
the midday crowd watching Old Faithful erupt
Bluebell Pool close-up
another geyser and geothermal pool
About the photos –
These were scanned from color slides, and constitute a small portion of pictures taken of the Yellowstone vacation. The camera used was a Brownie.
For more photos of Yellowstone, please visit Jane Lurie’s post here.