On the last leg of the trip, we made just a couple more stops. We headed south to visit Yellowstone National Park. It was so awesome! Way cooler than I even anticipated. The hot springs were my favorite part. They were all different colors and sizes, and there were hundreds of them! One of the springs was called the Grand Prismatic Spring. It was sooo rainbowwww! The water was crystal clear and the colors were so vivid! I really wish the water wasn't scalding hot because I really wanted to dive in and swim around. All of the pools were steaming hot and some of them were even boiling!
After we left Yellowstone, we traveled further south, through Denver and into Santa Fe. I've been in New Mexico before, but never Santa Fe specifically. It was such a pretty little town! We walked through the downtown area and ate at a great restaurant called The Pink Adobe. I highly recommend it if you ever visit. After eating, we decided that we were going to drive to Amarillo, TX and stop for the night. When we finally got there, we found out that there wasn't a single hotel with any vacancies. There weren't even any in surrounding towns! So Mary Meghan and Josh (who were swapping out driving duties that night) ended up driving through the night. At six in the morning, they finally found an open room at a hotel in Oklahoma. So, we stayed there and slept for a few hours before completing the rest of the journey and returning home.
As I mentioned in part one of my massive road trip post, this was the kind of trip I've always wanted to go on. Though it was incredibly exhausting for my preggo self, it was one of the best trips I've been on. I'm so glad we were able to go and experience new and fun things.