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Monday, July 20, 2009

Vacay Day 6 ~ The Grand Tetons

On our last morning at Yellowstone, you could see your breath inside the camper, and that was with or portable propane heater! Rick got up at 6:30 a.m. and started the Suburban to get it warmed up. He moved the boys out there to sleep and moved the propane heater to the girls' side of the camper. He and I started packing up to move to the Grand Tetons. I have to say, I was happy to leave Yellowstone.

We had heard from the Thomasons and they were on their way to the Tetons. It looked like we were going to get to hook back up with them for a couple of days!

The drive there was amazing! It was going to be a beautiful place, I could tell! And as the weather warmed up on our drive there, our moods lifted and you could just tell that peace had been restored!

We found our campground, at Colter Bay, and were assigned our spot. We instantly loved it! No showers, again, but the campground was just better. (BTW, we paid for one shower in Yellowstone and two more in the Tetons at paid shower sites. Those were the best $15 showers our family has ever taken!). The girls and I went to take showers and when we got back we learned that the Thomasons had checked into their site. Soon, here they came!

We set up our two tents for the kids to sleep in that night, and then took off to Jenny Lake. This may have been my favorite thing we did!

We rode the ferry across the beautiful lake and then hiked way up the mountain! We stopped about 3/4 of the way up, but Matt, Jaden, Rick and Eli wanted to hike the rest of the way up to Inspiration Point. It was 7,000+ feet! While we waited for them, the kids played with the little chipmunks. Apparently they are often fed, because they came right up to your fingers. So cute!

This is a zoomed up photo of Rick and Eli at the top of Inspiration Point. You can barely see Eli to Rick's right in the white shirt.

On the way down we stopped off for some more photos.

After Jenny Lake we went moose hunting. We saw a large herd from far away, and believe they were herds of female moose. They were dark brown, instead of the light brown of the elk. We couldn't get close enough to tell for sure. We ate chili at the Thomason's that night, but were just exhausted by the end of the day so we headed to bed.

1 comment:

  1. Great photographs and description of your trip. I used to elk hunt in this area, and my son played soccer in Jackson, so we drove through it. Had to stop at night for a huge bull elk in the road.

    Couldn't you feel God's presence while you were there? Everytime I am in country like that I am struck by the awesome power of God to create such beauty. If your faith waivers, go to Yellowstone and the Tetons.



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