Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summers in Yellowstone National Park

I spent many summers as a child in Yellowstone National Park.  Our favorite campground was at Madison Junction so my Dad could go in many directions to fish.  You were only allowed to stay 14 days  in the campground so we would pack up the car and take a break in Helena or go fishing outside of the park.  Then we would return and stay another 14 days.  As a kid I did get kind of bored.  Our favorite place for a break was the town of West Yellowstone.  We would go shopping for the camping supplies.  Used an 3 burner Coleman stove for our meals.  We would visit friends at a trailer park and I would drool over the little trailer they owned.  Now I have my own.  My Dad was a teacher so we could do this most summers. Our car was loaded with tents and all our supplies.

Having a park pass we just drove on the far right, showed our pass through the window and easily came in and out of the park at the west entrance.  We usually took sponge baths in our tent but once we used the showers inside the West Yellowstone Train station pictured below.  The tourist shops were so much fun to visit in this town.

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