Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Where is your favorite place to knit?

Chico Hot Springs!
Chico Hot Springs was originally visited by the Native Americans where they would soak in the warm waters. In 1900 a couple built a hotel, dining room and plunge pool. Later rooms were added for a hospital wing. Currently it is a popular weekend retreat for area families and provides a restful soak for tourists leaving The Park.
Lucky for me I'd brought my knitting. There was an unfortunate accident in the pool involving a kiddo (no blood) and the pool was closed for the first half of our stay. Getting creative we headed for the Boiling River on the 45th parallel in Yellowstone Park. "A sign north of where the road crosses the Gardner River marks the 45th parallel of latitude. The 45th parallel is an imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the equator and the North Pole. Bathers must walk upstream about a half mile from the parking area to the place where the footpath reaches the river. This spot is also marked by large clouds of steam, especially in cold weather. Here, a large hot spring, known as Boiling River, enters the Gardner River. The hot and the cold water mix in pools along the river's edge."
Months ago the girls had planned this quick trip around The Shamrock Run in Bozeman. They ran a half marathon with little training and unfortunately the soak did them little good. They both were soon hobbling around making me look like a youngster!

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