What is Old Faithful? Is it a person we can trust? Is it something that is old and faithful? No! It is a geyser!
At that afternoon, we entered Yellowstone and headed to the closest viewpoint, the famous geyser Old Faithful (But I didn’t know about it until I went there). We entered a store called the General Stores and looked around for souvenirs about Old Faithful. General Stores are around every important viewpoint around Yellowstone and this is the first one I went to. As a scout, I like to collect badges and both my brother and I brought 2 each. We also brought important element of scouts–Swiss Army Knife! I liked this one a lot! One side has the word Yellowstone, the other side…. my name! There was a whole rack of Swiss Army Knifes and each has a different name. I went to the list of K’s and found “Kenneth”! This Swiss Army Knife is so special because it has my name on it and that’s why I liked it a lot.
Well, you will be thinking about “Why aren’t you talking about Old Faithful?” Don’t worry; I am going to talk about it now.
As I explained just now, Old Faithful is a geyser, the most famous one in Yellowstone. It doesn’t look like a famous geyser at the sight of it just spurting out smoke, but it is a huge scene when it erupts, it’s like raining lava, but instead it is water! We hiked a trail (it loops) that has different geysers and hot springs. Hot Springs are pools of very hot, boiling water. Anyway, we heard that at 4:17 that Old Faithful will erupt, so we walked the trail and quickly went back to Old Faithful to watch the eruption.
My parents and Justin decided to play safe so they just sat far away to watch the eruption. Meanwhile I went on the trail and went near Old Faithful. It already started to erupt when I was running to the nearest viewpoints. Imagine how hot the water is from underground, but when it rained on me it was cold! So I ran away from the raining part and went to another viewpoint that isn’t wet. Then I took photos of Old Faithful and it was a really amazing sight. Gallons of water spurting out of the geyser and it was like a waterfall that has a invisible edge.
We then went to the gift shop and brought 5 badges. Then we drove our car to where we are going to spent the night: Grant Village! It was an amazing place and we transported our luggages into the hotel we are going to sleep in. After all this tiring events, we rested until 6:45 to eat dinner. Just to tell you, we didn’t eat lunch that day; we just ate snacks to keep ourselves stuffed.
That night was great! The dinner was tasty! I had a soup for the appetizer and my dad taught me a neat way of putting biscuits into the soup. That was very tasty indeed. Then I ate pork chop with French fries and potato. It was very yummy and I enjoyed it a lot, unfortunately it was too much and I couldn’t finish it. After dinner we just went back to the hotel and that’s it for the day.