After driving as quickly as possibly through the Great Salt Desert, we had some time to explore before Yellowstone. On a whim, we decided to try this tiny resort town, Lava Hot Springs. It's been a great find. We spent the first night at a quirky cottage run by a couple who used to have a PBS kids show, Tahra Time. They gave us a DVD, & we got to sing along to I'm Gonna Use The Potty at a crucial moment in Ian's toilet training (maybe more than you want to know). Our cottage was The Yellow Submarine bunkhouse, perhaps Julie's favoritenight's stop.
The town features hot spring baths, a huge aquatic center, and river tubing. Devin made it down the river 4 times and Nic ruled the water slides. We're camping tonight next to the river & it's on to Yellowstone tomorrow.