Today's drive from Casper Wyoming west was flat, straight and prairie. It wasn't until I got to Bonneville, WY (there is more than one Bonneville in the U.S.) and headed north into the Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis that today's drive turned from boring to exhilarating. My Tundra has a an auto double clutch manual up and down shift capability which is perfectly suited for driving the up and down esses hard while saving your brakes through the canyon which is 2500 feet deep at one point. From the Wind River canyon near Thermopolis is the world's largest mineral hot spring in "Hot Springs" and there is a viewing area off US 20 where I could take a picture instead of going into the state park.. The next pretty town to spend time in is Cody, yes it was Buffalo Bill Cody that had a hand in building this town and it has changed dramatically into a tourist haven for the better since we were there over 30 years ago. As you leave town you go into the Shoshone River Canyon and around the huge reservoir impounded by the Buffalo Bill Dam. This canyon drive was not as dramatically deep as the Wind River, but it is much longer and Route 20 brings to the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park. I got a $10 Senior pass (age 62+) good for all National Parks for life instead of having to pay the $25 per car entrance fee; what a deal. The drive from the east entrance continued to be exhilarating as the road climbed the Sylvan Pass at over 8,500 feet and included a sweet hairpin turn on the downside, more down and upshifting fun. The 1988 fire that devastated over 800,000 acres in Yellowstone was evident throughout the drive through the park from the east entrance. The burn covered almost the entire northern shore of Yellowstone Lake. Today I also saw smoke rising from what appeared to be a small fire near the mud volcanoes where the famous Dragon's Mouth Spring is located. I was also able to take photos of a small buffalo herd working its way down a steep hillside toward the Fishing Bridge parking lot where I was parked. Going out the west entrance road to West Yellowstone Montana, I got a picture of a male antlered Wapiti (Elk) lounging in the tall grass while his two girlfriends were grazing nearby. I settled into West Yellowstone for the night, another good day.