Yellowstone Trip Day Three: Paint Pots

Day Three in the park was bananas. It was Saturday, and the park was SO packed. Our first stop was The Artist Paint pots. We hadn’t seen a mud pot yet, and this was one of the best in the park. We eventually found parking, and joined the throng of people on the boardwalk.


Lucas had really found his rhythm. He did really well, staying with me, and was showing interest in the features we saw that morning.

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Because of all of the geothermic activity the landscapes seemed to suddenly change so often, it looked so cool, to see the encroaching trees in the distance across a sea of bad lands.


At the furthest end of the boardwalk was the Clepsydra Geyser.

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I loved the names of all of the pools in this area.




Upward and onward.

The red spouter was born on THIS DAY 1959. We just happened to visit it on it’s 60th birthday!

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The mud pots were so cool, and totally hypnotic.

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This was one of my top three things we saw the whole trip.

I will never get over these lovely crystal clear pools.

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Grumpy Selfies.

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Beautiful, and super smelly.

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Bacteria mats.

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Lucas tracing the letters.

Bobby Socks.


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