Perhaps a post about where I’m thinking of going isn’t an imagined adventure so much as it is a plan for a real journey. But I’m posting this under “Imagined Adventures” because right now I’m imagining these trips over the next year.
OK, well to be fair, this is beyond imagining and even beyond planning. This is a trip I’m definitely taking this coming September.
I’ve never been to Yellowstone, so I decided to do a road trip for a week. In reading about visiting Yellowstone, I learned that the best way to do it is not to stay in one place the entire time. The park is huge—about 3 times the size of Rhode Island—and each day of exploration can take you in a new direction far from where you started. So it is much better not to stay in one place the entire time.
So I have booked two nights each at three different locations in the park:
- The first two nights I’ll stay at Old Faithful Lodge Frontier Cabins.
- Nights three and four I’ll stay at Lake Lodge Cabins.
- The final two nights I’ll stay at Mammoth Hot Springs Frontier Cabins.
The drive from Seattle to the park entrance is about 12–14 hours depending on the route. On the way there I may look for a scenic route. On the way home I suspect I’ll take the fastest route possible.
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