Then, my hubby spotted antelope running across the meadow. It was so beautiful to see these animals leaping across the grass.
And wow, could they fly!
Just to give you an idea of the enormous scale of these surroundings, I was using a 300 mm lens, and had it fully zoomed. This meadow was HUGE! And the mountains are not little, either! It was truly a magnificent view.
We hopped back in the Winnie to continue on our way.
Our next stop was at Colter Bay Marina & Campground. The kids had spotted snow patches on the ground, and being from Southern California, they were beyond excited to get their hands on snow! We were also very interested to see what the campground looked like for possible future trips.
And before we knew it, we were at Yellowstone! Here are the kids in front of Snake River.
Once inside the gate, it was still another hour drive to our campground, Bridge Bay. There were beautiful sights all along the way. Here are a few of my favorites...
Thermal features near West Thumb Geyser Basin
Sweet little guy looked right at me for this photo.