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Grand Geyser in Black and White #hubsphoto

When I was a little girl, one of the first things our family would do, when Yellowstone Park opened up for the summer

Grand geyser in black and white

Photo of a Grand Geyser eruption taken on the first day Yellowstone National Park reopened after the COVID 19 closure. Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

When I was a little girl, one of the first things our family would do, when Yellowstone Park opened up for the summer, was to load the car with food and family and go there. 

We usually:

  • Started eating the food within the first half an hour.
  • My mom started threatening to put one or other of us out by the side of the road within the first fifteen minutes.
  • Played a lot of license and landmark bingo to keep us from touching (i.e. hitting) each other.)

It was great. I still have a totally emotional response to egg salad sandwiches because of those family adventures. Mom would make a whole loaf of egg salad, ham, and tuna. I know she had to use what we could afford. My dad owned a gas station, so the pop (soda pop, soda, soft drinks) free. There would also be chips, and also marshmallows that were supposed to be toasted, but often ended up fed to the bears that would come right up to your car (and giving me nightmares that endure to this day). Yeah, they stopped us feeling the bears, which I totally don’t mind (see above). 

The geysers were always a big attraction, but I’ve actually never seen this one because you have to wait to see it and my parents didn’t do “wait” with a car full of kids. 

The hubs, who is a geyser gazer (yes, it is a Thing), doesn’t mind waiting to get great photos. 

Have you ever been to Yellowstone National Park? (When I was a kid, I totally thought it was our park.) 

Perilously yours,


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