our summer trip to Yellowstone.
Here's a glimpse:
"I sat in the car. Waiting. Waiting. Cars slashed by like lightning bolts. I kept asking myself, “When will we get there?” The question boomed in my mind. Suddenly, the car turned off the highway and onto a heavily used, but narrow, road. A toll booth was up ahead. I read the sign above the booth. The sign said, “Grand Teton National Park.”
We paid and entered the national park. As we rounded a bend, a herd of bison appeared in the meadow beside us. They grunted, coughed, and blurted out all kinds of bison noises. My heart jumped for joy at the sight. We drove on, and on, and on.
After what seemed like an eternity, we reached our cabin. The cabin was really nice (except for the fact that there was no TV, no telephone and no WiFi). But, it didn’t matter. The bed was nice and cozy and bears couldn’t break through the door. We had pancakes and waffles every morning. For dinner, we had hotdogs.
We saw Old Faithful erupt. We saw it erupt two more times because we were nearby looking at all the other geysers and hot springs. While on our walk, we passed one of the definitely-not-erupting-geysers. The exact second we were past it, it started spurting water everywhere.
On another day we traveled to Yellowstone Lake. We stopped at the boardwalk for the Mud Volcano. The Mud Volcano popped and bubbled. It is called the Mud Volcano because in 1870 it looked like a volcano, but then it blew its top. It smelled like sulfur and rotten eggs.
Nearby, we also saw Dragon’s Mouth Spring. The water swooshed in and out and it made a cool gurgling noise. The spring looked like a dragon’s mouth spurting steam. In the parking lot, an old storm drain became a mud pot with a few traffic cones around it to make sure no one fell in.
While in the park, my cousins and I built a fortress out of fallen timber. We created an awesome place to hang out. One night, the fort we were building was partly knocked down. We had no idea what happened. It could have been a moose, an elk, or a maybe even other kids. There were lots of uninhabited forts around, but ours looked the most like a log cabin. We made a roof with dead trees.
When leaving the park, we stopped at Norris Geyer Basin. We saw a small eruption of Steamboat Geyser. Walking back to our car, we saw a really big jackrabbit. That same day we also saw marmots at Sheepeater Cliff. Finally, we left the park. Starting the long car ride, I was anticipating the comforts of home. I decided that Yellowstone was a great place and I wanted to return next year. I had enjoyed several days of adventure and had many great memories to tell."