The trip back home is equally long. All together, we drove over 4,800 miles.
Along the way, we made a stop at the Little Big Horn National Battlefield, where Custer Armstrong died in the battle, and the Sioux, Dakota Indian won the battle and lost the war, and signaling the end of nomadic life style of American Indians.
The most memorable parts of the trip were the Garden of Gods, Vail, and Air Force Academy.
After a late arrival to our lodge in the Yellowstone N.P., we woke up fresh the next morning. Our lodge was at the Canyon Point, which was really near to one of the top scenic locations, the Artist Point. The cliffs have brilliant hues, orange, yellow, and red. This gave the name Yellowstone to the park. The waterfall vista is outstanding. On a sunny day, this would have been a prime location for painting.
Near the north entrance, the Mammoth Hot Spring, we saw many Elks.
The food, which was served by Xanterra was not very good and quite expensive. This is what you get for having government sponsored waste.
Yellowstone has many geysers and hot springs. Because my father and I have previously been to New Zealand, we were not impressed by the showing at YellowStone. Due to time and road construction, we had to skip the Old Faithful.
Although the Yellowstone is the 1st national park in USA, its fame is a bit overblown. It is not as worthwhile like the Smoky Mountains or the Yosemite.