On Monday Mirka, Ba'ra, and I did the small hike around Pelican Creek. It's one that I've done before, but I did get some really neat pictures of the scenery.
Also when we were leaving the beach area of the hike, there was this gray jay who kept flying right at us. He was so close I could have stuck out my hand and caught him. He was fearless, but I guess he got bored and flew away.
On Wednesday, I drove over to the western side of the park to do the Mystic Falls trail and also did some sightseeing of the geysers and other waterfalls in the area. It was a very neat day to say the least.
Then on the way back we encountered a small traffic jam with a ranger and I was thinking bear. Turns out to be a bull moose about 150 yards off the road up a little hill where he was lying down! (2 days, 2 moose)
Later on when we were passing through Hayden Valley, we saw another big group of cars stopped with people out looking through their spotting scopes. A good sign. It turned out to be a mother grizzly and her cub. The sow was beautiful. She looked just like the bears in magazines and the Discovery channel do. She was a fantastic blond color and lit up in the sun so you could see her with you naked eye (about 500 yards off the road). The cub was adorable and was bounding about and following his mother. No pictures as my camera can't do that kind of distance.
Just before we got back home, we saw a little coyote in a field looking for some food.
What a lucky day!
Last night, Magda, Justina, Adita (all Polish girls), Ba'ra, and I went to Cody to see the Cody Night Rodeo. On the way out of the park, we saw my third moose in three days! It was a younger cow right along side the road.
The Cody Night Rodeo was a lot of fun and had kids as young as 7 or 8 doing barrel races on horses fit for there size. Some of the girls doing that could make that horse move like lightning! The calf roping was really cool as was the steer wrestling. Unfortunately, no one was able to bull ride for the full 8 seconds last night. Oh well. It was still tons of fun.