Bill and I arrived safe and sound to Yellowstone RV Park in Gardiner, MT on Sunday. We had called the office and told them we would be arriving a few days early, so even though the office was closed, there was a campground map with our name and site number on it posted on the door.
We once again have a nice site that backs up to the Yellowstone River. (That's our rig on the right, and our friends, Rich and Ronda, on the left.) We will be here for about two weeks...where are we going from there? I actually don't know yet, but it will be in the interior of Yellowstone National Park.
Since we were just here in February, we didn't feel that great urge to get set up and then go right into the park. After being on the road for three days straight, we enjoyed getting settled and just relaxing...and enjoying a visit from the Yellowstone welcoming committee.
On Monday, we went into the park to see the Park Rangers at the Albright Visitor Center to register our truck and get that special sticker for the window that allows us to enter the park with just a friendly wave to the Ranger at the entrance kiosk.
The visitor center is undergoing a huge renovation with a completion date of May 2015. There is a temporary building set up across the street for the summer.
And this time of year, Mammoth Hot Springs is a ghost town.
These pictures show how little snow there is in Mammoth...makes me wonder what the interior of park is like. (This sure is different from February.)
Tomorrow, Bill and I check in with HR and make it official once again. I start work that afternoon, and Bill will be back at it Friday morning. We're ready to get going!