Dee’s Bicycle Trip day #45a We have had a wonderful 3 days at Yellowstone. We camped in the same campground and rode our bikes to “Old Faithful” and the other sights that there are to see in this place. The entire area is amazing in the uniqueness of geysers, and ponds of boiling water and steam. There is also the awesome beauty of the Tetons, the forests, rivers, lakes, elk, buffalo, and antelope. Yellowstone is a very beautiful and unique place. I wonder if when God created this place, if He didn’t say, “Let’s see what really different thing we can do here”, and then poured out this great creativity. One of the really interesting things to see was Isa Lake at the continental divide. The lake has two steams leaving it, one goes to the East and ends up in the Mississippi River and the other one goes to the West and ends up in the Snake River and then the Colombia. The Lake is only about a half acre in size, and filled by snow melt and dries up in the summer, but it was flowing pretty good while we were there. I spit in each of the little streams leaving it, and I spit in the lake itself. From our campground to “Old Faithful” is 25 miles and there is virtually no shoulder on most of it, and the traffic is close to being end to end, non-stop, cars, motor homes, trucks with trailers, and semi-trucks. The entire 25 miles was a roller-coaster of up hills and downhills, and on the up hills we went from 4 to 6 miles per hour and wobbled around a bit and on the downhills we were going 20 to 25 miles per hour, almost the speed of the traffic at times. People were really very good about passing, and leaving some room and not passing when a vehicle was coming from the other direction. I think they get used to the traffic and sort of dial in an increase of patience. It has been very cold at night, with our water bottles frozen in the morning. I put on all the cloths I have, and two pair of socks, before I climbed into my sleeping bag, and some of it is a bit smelly, but I stay warm. By the way, several of you will periodically correct my grammar or spelling. Please feel comfortable helping me improve in my writing skills, I welcome all the help and advice I can get. Occasionally it is because of typing on a little keyboard on my iPhone screen with fat fingers, but I am sure you can tell the difference.