Monday July 15. A very rainey morning. Got up early and done chores and then helped Bell wash. Ralph helped some. He was over Sunday and stayed until Wensday. Bought meat .15 corn .10 ice .05 this morning. Weeds are growing fine. Uncle Hole [Benjamin Holden Taylor, Margaret’s brother] is over to Mauds now working on some furnisher [furniture?].
[July 15 – Isaac] Looks like it would clear off now in Yellowstone Park cold Showery dark & Chilly all day hailed & Snowed a little we Slept well last night in a tent at Willow Springs Camp while it rained Started at 7 AM & saw deer it is too cold for comfort wore gloves & over coat all day Saw old growler & many geysers & much Stinking Steam Stopped for dinner in a tent with good fine light biscuit travel about 18 miles to lower Morris basen & saw old faithful geyser real cold fire in tent 7 of us in tent good beds good Supper &c