This summer 28 years later, our eldest son, standing next to his dad, traveled from Taiwan with his wife and daughter to join us on a return visit to Yellowstone .
There are two faces to Yellowstone park. The stinky, smelly, barren landscape with mud pots and fumaroles of hissing steam.
And the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone river with crashing pounding waters and rugged walls capped with fir trees.
We stayed in the Madison Campground which is close to the west entrance to the park. Our granddaughter toasted marshmallows.
Even in the more barren parts of the park wildflowers were growing. Here the fringed gentian, designated the official Yellowstone Park flower.
Fishing Cone, at the West Thumb at the West Thumb Geyser basin on Yellowstone Lake, photographed in 1981.
Just a taste of all the wonders that await the visitors to Yellowstone National Park.