Today was a fun day!
Wasn't quite sure what to do this morning. Had contemplated going down to Old Faithful because I haven't really spent much time in the geysur areas yet but once I got past Norris Junction I decided I didn't want to go down there. The northern part of Yellowstone was really crowded and I just wasn't in the mood for Old Faithful's crowds.
Soo ... totally on a whim I drove out past this place called Earthquake Lake
which really is very pretty. I took quite a few photos of the area - when I get a chance I'll upload the camera phone ones. Who knows when I'll get the film ones developed - I still have pics from last summer in Alaska to develop! Heh.
Then I went to the Visitor Center there and watched a movie about the history of the quake. They have this map of quakes in the US - all of California is covered with dots of quakes but interestingly enough San Diego isn't nearly as covered as the rest of the state. I've heard many times from the local media that SD is 'lucky' regarding that so it was kinda neat to see it confirmed. (Though that obviously means nothing if Mother Nature decides to strike someday!)
Then I remembered a place one of my co-workers told me to check out, Virginia City
so I drove over there. Took a tour around the little town and learned a bit about the history. It reminds me a bit of San Diego's Old Town
only without the Spanish flair - or the margaritas! ;-) (In fact I went into the candy shop
to discover it's the same exact one that is in SD's Old Town!)
I also discovered they have a ghost tour at night. Anyone that knows me knows I'm up for that. But not today - didn't have hotel reservations and it's a long drive back!
On the way to Virginia City one has to go through the town of Ennis
... a very pretty town. (The name made me giggle for reasons that should be apparent to some of you! ;-)
Annnd, that was my day!Edit:
Note to self: Next time remember the sunscreen.