Yellowstone National Park, buffaloThis summer I was out in the western United States, enjoying the beauty of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Part of the fun of these vacations is unplugging entirely from the hectic pace of daily life, and-in my case-the chaos of the city in which I live, Rome.

Nothing says “Slow down” better than these wildlife creatures when they decide to cross the park roads throughout the day.

Yellowstone National Park, buffaloAnd you know what? It doesn’t matter how much of a hurry you’re in. When the American bison (buffalo) decides that he or she is going to cross the road, you’re not going anywhere.

Weighing in at up to 1000 kilos/2200 pounds, one of these creatures will total your car (let alone you) with remarkable ease.

So there’s nothing to do until this massive creature takes his sweet time crossing over the road.

Yellowstone National Park, buffaloLuckily, if you’re out here enjoying the nature of these beautiful national parks, you’re in no rush to get from point A to point B. So sit back, relax,  and enjoy nature’s show.

I’ll take restless buffalo over the stress of driving amidst reckless Italian drivers all in a hurry any day.

Enjoy Wyoming’s traffic jams on your next trip out west!