This is the last part of the Yellowstone trip log that I called “Family Fun”. I know my wife has a different opinion about family fun, as not every day we spent there was fun – being constantly afraid of bears (she had read too much about Grizzly attacks before we left), getting bitten by some weird flies/mosquitoes that would leave a really big bloody hole on the skin, sleeping and freezing at subzero temperatures at night and fasting on top of that, wasn’t very easy. But having lived in Colorado, where the weather could change several times a day, we quickly got used and adjusted to the new conditions. The only tough part was that our campsite didn’t have any hot water and driving for an hour to wash our dishes or to get a shower wasn’t very practical either. Nevertheless, despite all challenges and problems, we managed to survive and had a lot of fun!
I snapped this picture right before we crossed the border from Colorado to Wyoming:
Omar had a blast!
On our second day we went to this restaurant on the northern side of Yellowstone in Montana. It was a relatively short trip from Mammoth Hot Springs and we thought it would be a good idea to dine outside the park. We were all very hungry and Omar was already getting sick of waiting for the food:
We kept Osman busy by giving him some crackers:
Well, once the food arrived, we all got disappointed. I’m not particularly picky about food in general (although I must admit that my wife’s cooking has probably made me somewhat picky), however, this particular restaurant was really below average. It was not only expensive but also the food looked like it was pre-cooked, then later microwaved for serving. Kamola and I ordered salmon and Lola got a buffalo burger with fries + some soup for the kids. My salmon was not only tasteless, but it smelled so bad that I couldn’t eat more than a couple of bites. Compare that to the Baked Salmon Fillet! Seriously, when Lola writes her recipe book, I will send a free copy to this restaurant :) Here is a pic of the place:
I liked this sign and snapped a picture of it before we left:
Lola and Omar by the river:
This is the best picture from our trip! I woke up a little earlier, then looked at my babies and saw that they were all sleeping the same way!
The best restaurant in Yellowstone is located in Canyon Village. The first time we came to the restaurant, there was a 2 hour wait line. The second time we were a little luckier and only had to wait for an hour to get our food.
Osman picked up my phone and said “hello” :)