We left the park this morning, crossing under the Roosevelt Arch that has welcomed visitors through the North entrance since 1903. The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation that created Yellowstone, and reads “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People.”
For those interested in a souvenir, the next Flat Fund prize is a Yellowstone National Park t-shirt (size large, new, purchased in the gift store, not found on the side of the road).
On our way to Montana we crossed the 45th parallel, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. One lady we met suggested we invest in a new compass after we told her about our trip from Houston to South America.