Boys in Yellowstone: We got up, packed up, went to some gift shops to look for birthday presents.
We had a picnic at a lake (not Yellowstone Lake, after Eleanor Lake). Then we drove out out to Wapiti and checked into the Yellowstone Valley Inn. We took showers, Bret went for a swim.
Then we went to Ann Marie's to take care of the animals, water the lawn, and pack up all of my stuff.
Together again: Mom and Ann Marie made it to the Inn at about 5:30 and we all had dinner at the cozy family restaurant at the Inn. It was nice to be back together again! Reed had a buffalo burger, Randy, Bryn & Ann Marie tried elk, and Bret went with ham & cheese. We did 3 loads of laundry in the evening while we traded stories of how we spent the week. Plus Bryn got a Birthday in a Bag surprise! Lots of Yellowstone specialties, like huckleberry chocolate and taffy, and yellow moose shirt in a Yellowstone bag. Plus a lovely Eastern Shoshone beaded necklace found back on the Wind River Rez. It was a fun evening.