Sunday, July 21, 2013

7/20/13 Through Yellowstone to Grand Teton

We needed to go back through Yellowstone, so the boys decided what Mom should see. We did a digested version of the boys' Yellowstone week in a day. We tried to get into the Grand Geyser but were too late in coming, so instead we headed up to Hayden Valley to see where all of the wildlife sightings took place. We had a picnic, then went down to Bridge Bay to show Mom the campsite #154. Next we took her to the marina and the little shop to get huckleberry ice cream sandwiches. Yum. We drove around past the Old Faithful area and went up to see the Fire Hole River and falls, very pretty. We saw bison and an elk on the drive. Then we doubled back to Grant Village and showed Mom our campsite, and had some huckleberry ice cream cones. We also bought Yellowstone stickers to put on the car.

Then we headed south to Grant Teton National Park, and went in to the cabin area at Colter Bay. We have a cute little 2-room cabin, 4 double beds so everyone gets to stretch out tonight. We went to the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Most of the museum has been sent to Tucson for conservation, so there's a very limited exhibit there now. We watched a nice video, then went to the Jackson Lake Lodge for dinner. The restaurant had huge windows with a grand vista of the Tetons – gorgeous. After dinner, we went to the Oxbow Lake area to look for wildlife. No moose, but a herd of elk. Also a herd of mosquitoes. Bryn got away with only 5 bites through the repellent. Randy, with no repellent, got 9 bites on just one leg; he didn't count them all. Ouch. Good thing we had some anti-itch cream.
We got back to the cabin and everyone looked forward to a good night's sleep. 

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