My mom (love her) is one of those moms who has weird, specific obsessions and espouses them to my brother and I whenever possible. One of her fascinations is with Yellowstone National Park. So a few weeks ago, we packed our bags and flew to the middle of nowhere – also known as Billings, Montana – to see what the fuss about this park was all about.
I can tell you now that I have never seen anything like Yellowstone. It’s a vast expanse, exponentially larger than anything in California and full of many different climates, landscapes, and wildlife. It was one the first spaces to be deemed a national park by the US government, and with good reason – with rolling hills, deep canyons, geothermic activity, and lush forests, it’s a place worth exploring and protecting.