|Jim and Mary's RV Park|
|Montana Valley Used Bookstore|
|Allan, lower left corner, with Bud Light|
|Yellowstone NP Bison|
All of these features have names but I did not write them down. There are bison prints all around the pools and crusts of mud and algae. They come here in the winter to eat the grass that stays under the shallow snow. They use their big head to push the snow away and then feed on the grass.
In spite of the many signs of danger, we saw many human footprints out on the crust near the pools and a ranger told us that occasionally a bison gets too near the edge and falls in. They have had human incidents as well. There are also warning signs everywhere about approaching the bison. But there have been 5 people gored already this year and one hiker eaten by a grizzley this year. For some reason, no one believes the signs.
When we got back to our rv at fishing bridge after a very long day, we drove up to find water pouring out of the seams of our rig. Allan shut off the water and we opened the door to find all of the kitchen/living area inches deep in water. The poor dogs were up on the couch and were glad to see us. Allan found the problem right away, the water supply control valve to the water heater had broken and of course this had to happen on the one day we took to explore. We had stayed home for the two days prior because of my headache, but no, it could not happen then, fate had to wait for us to leave before dealing us another blow.
We soaked up as much as we could with towels and Allan went to the service station at fishing bridge to see if they could do anything. Well they said to bring the rig right over and they would make a temporary fix for us. They closed at 5 and it was already 3:30, so we literally crammed all the stuff sitting around on our bed, in the shower, and any other place we could put something without it being in the living room.... then we got the dogs into the truck and zoomed over to have the water leak fixed. The following day we drove the 80 miles east to Cody where we purchased a shop vac and hair dryer at Walmart (along with needed food supplies), had a great breakfast at Our Place and returned home to begin the drying process in earnest. I guess it takes a disaster to get us to do a really deep clean of the rig. The rug is now dry and looks good. Most everything is back in its rightful place and we are just kicking back a little, painting a little, and hoping to have an uneventful final week here at the Park.