When my family decided to visit Yellowstone we all knew it was going to be incredible, but again, we didn’t really understand how incredible it is. The landscape and features are very unusual and breathtaking. The National Park Service makes much of the park accessible, and that is fortunate because there is so much to see.
After a wonderful stay at Old Faithful Inn we packed our bags and drove to West Yellowstone Airport. Our returning flight again was on Delta as Sky West operates this flight as a Delta Connection flight. The weather was clear when we first arrived at the airport, but shortly after arriving the sky turned dark and it began to rain.
After landing at West Yellow Stone airport, and picking up our rental car, we proceeded to drive to the Old Faithful Inn to check into our room. After leaving the airport you make a right and drive five minutes to the small town of West Yellowstone. This small town directly boarders the national park, and after grabbing some bottled waters and light supplies we turned left onto Hwy 191 and drove half a block to the park’s check-in entrance.
The preceding flight from Sacramento to Salt Lake City went without indecent. Our arrival was at 8:50am from Sacramento and we had a little over than a 2-hour layover. Normally we would find an airport lounge somewhere and enjoy some quiet tie until our next flight. In Salt Lake City the only lounge is the habitually crowded Delta Sky Club, and so we decided to split our time and also have a leisurely breakfast at Cat Cora’s Kitchen restaurant.
Years ago Susan and I took a trip with family and friends to Glacier National Park and stayed a couple nights in the Many Glacier Hotel which sits on Swiftcurrent Lake within the park. The Hotel was built in 1915 and is rich in history and the natural beauty of the location. While we were visiting we purchased a coffee book in the hotel gift shop; “Great Lodges Of The National Parks”.