Livingston, I Presume
The morning started out cool and foggy, with a light mist. There wasn’t much nice light, so we grabbed an extra hour sleep. The “Continental” breakfast at the Super 8 didn’t impress me one bit. Bubba’s BBQ hit the spot with breakfast meat and eggs. We had seen the National Museum of Wildlife Art on the way into town the previous day and even the architecture was interesting, so we decide to visit on a slow morning. I had forgotten that the Fall Photography at the Summit workshop was going on in Jackson, at the NWMA. The docent at the front desk told me with my admission today, I could attend a free seminar at 8pm in the lecture hall, featuring Dave Black! Arrrgh! We had dinner reservations at the 2nd Street Bistro in Livingston, MT for 7:30pm. There are times when having everything preplanned isn’t the best. On the way out to the truck, we saw Dave Black outside the Museum doing a little demo for some students. I didn’t interrupt.
We took a leisurely drive up to Oxbow Bend and joined the throngs of other photogs lined up to shoot from the iconic location.
Just north of Moran Junction, we found a great little spot for some fall color.
I love these old White Motors buses built for the National Parks Service in the 1920’s and 30’s. This one has been restored on a modern chassis and drivetrain, but retains the old body. I managed to get the Roosevelt Arch in the background for this shot as well.
The Roosevelt Arch at the Yellowstone North Entrance with the afternoon sun on the background hills.
Our hotel in Livingston, Montana is the Murray Hotel. When was the last time you stayed at a hotel with an elevator operator (elevator built in 1906)? This place has character plus! The marble staircase and old hardwood floors in the room go well with the handmade quilt in the room, and the taxidermy in the lobby.