We decided to take the loop that led to Old Faithful.
And we saw buffalo...walking right on the side of the road. All willy nilly.
Hello Mr. Buffalo. Stay over there, ok?
Old Faithful goes off every 90 minutes now. We figured by the time we got there we would probably miss it by 5 minutes...because that's just how things sort of roll for us. :)
Nope! We only had to wait about 10 minutes. It's pretty impressive! :)
These are their waiting faces...not their impressed faces.
And after Yellowstone, our vacation was pretty much over. We stopped in Butte, MT, and then drove home the next day.
I am understanding why they call it Big Sky country...
2. Peanut allergies.
I want to commend the awesome guy who was working the breakfast spread at the Comfort Inn in Butte, MT all by himself. He was running around like crazy refilling food, coffee, etc. When I asked him if I could see the bag/label for the waffle mix, he told me he didn't have any handy...that they were all down the basement.
(Reading the label is a nut allergy thing...it just becomes a part of life. You just NEVER know when nuts are in things).
And who knew the hotel had a basement?? Anyhow. I was sort of miffed, but as he was running around like a chicken, I understood why he couldn't go down to the basement for us. Belle had yogurt...life goes on.
Next thing I know he's standing next to me with a waffle mix bag in his hand, and a smile on his face. You rock, Bill. He even came back and asked if it was ok for her to eat.
I told the girls at the front desk about him...filled out a comment card...and mentioned him again on the online survey.
AS OPPOSED TO:
The ding dong lady working at the cafeteria at the huge Lodge by Old Faithful.
Belle wanted the grilled cheese, so I asked her if I could see the wrapper the bread came in. I could see piles and piles of hot dog buns behind her on the counter...so I figured some bread had to be in there somewhere.
Ding Dong Lady: "Oh we don't have any wrappers up here. They're in the BACK!"
Me: "And there's no one who could go check?" (I asked because there was absolutely NOBODY else even IN the cafeteria...and there was another girl standing next to her doing NOTHING.)
Me: "She can't have the grilled cheese unless I can read the label...she'll try the hot dog. Can I see the hot dog bag?"
DDL: HOLDING UP 2 PIECES OF BREAD. "There's no nuts in here. See?? It's white bread. Not wheat bread."
Me: "That's nice. But she still can't have it unless I read the label. Can I please see the hot dog bag?"
DDL: "OK." And walks away.
Meanwhile, the other girl takes a full hot dog bun bag and begins emptying it of buns. Because I guess she didn't think I could read the bag with the buns in it?
Me: "Can I see the bag?"
DDL: "Oh, didn't she give you the bag? It's wheat bread...I'm sure it's fine."
Me: (About to lose my Schmidt.) "Nope."
She hands me the now empty bun bag. And it's got sesame in it. A no-go.
Belle ended up getting cantalope and potato chips.
Shelby ordered the grilled cheese and waited 20 minutes for it. Seems they burned the first one.
Moral of the story: Pass on the cafeteria at Old Faithful. And don't ever wave bread in the face of a peanut mom and say, "See? There's no nuts in here." She just might accidentally stab you with an epi pen.
Is September. :) I'm so excited for 30 Days of Lists...and the Photo a Day prompt...
Here is my 6x6 book:
It's a little Bo Bunny chipboard album. I misted the spine. The hearts are a flocked overlay...love it! :)
I had fun with washi tape on the inside...I gave it a coat of Mod Podge so the tapes will stay put...and then used a stamp I made. :)
Can't wait to get started!
Have a great weekend Luke...love you!