Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

My wife and I met at Montana State University in Bozeman. She was a seasonal Naturalist in Grand Teton National Park and I was in the NPS maintenance shop at Old Faithful. We were married the next year and played hooky from MSU to spend our First Anniversary in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone. We had a picnic with the buffalo. Absolutely amazing. That day, I promised my lovely lady that we would spend our 25th anniversary in the same place; but life and kids have a way of changing plans. This year – 2022 – we will spend out 49th anniversary in Lamar Valley with the buffalo …and maybe some wolves. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

The photo from 1973 is in the Coulter Bay visitor center. We had to actually “phone home” long before cell phones.

Sincerely,
Michael

Yellowstone National Park

America's first national park is named after the river that runs through it. Within the park's massive boundaries, visitors can find mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and some of the most concentrated geothermal activity in the world. The park has 60% of the world’s geysers, as well as hot springs and mud pots. It is also home to diverse wildlife with the largest concentration of mammals in the Lower 48 states, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk.

State(s): Idaho Montana, Wyoming,

Established: 1872

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