From Central Idaho to the far side of Yellowstone National Park - this is part 2 of the ScenicBoys Great American West EXPEDITION! :)
I lived in southern Idaho (Idaho Falls, specifically) for 7 years, but in all that time I doubt I ever appreciated the scenery quite as much as I did on this trip. Isn't it funny how you can dislike a place when you live there, only to re-visit later in life and see so much beauty? I was certainly amazed.
We were heading for Yellowstone National Park and eventually Cody, WY; but we knew - after getting a late start Saturday afternoon - that we wouldn't make it to Yellowstone before nightfall. I remembered we used to frequent Palisades Reservoir, one of the closest recreational areas to the city of Idaho Falls when I was younger. That seemed as good of place as any to stop off.
At sunrise on Sunday morning, we were up and traveling the 45 minutes back to the highway. Within eyesight of the pavement our tire began leaking air. Thankfully we made it to the highway before having to stop. It didn't take long to change out the donut and we were on our way back to the city. It was then that we realized EVERYTHING under the sun is closed on Sunday. After hours of driving around and phone calls to customer service, we were given a brand new rental vehicle and were back on our way. UPGRADE! Our heartfelt thanks to Budget for helping us out in a bind!
It was well into the afternoon by the time we made it to Yellowstone. We didn't have the permits to camp within the Park, so we had to hustle to make it out the East Entrance before dark. On top of that, a black, scary looking thunderhead was turning the sky black within minutes. What were we to do?!
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