A quick recap from the previous day; we spent much of it driving, arriving at our destination of Jackson Hole Wyoming. After a long day of driving from Boise Idaho, we arrived, checked into our hotel just on the outside of town and got down to business; what was for dinner. Jessica had been checking out the local places for food before we arrived. We decided on Thai food. Always a good choice in my opinion. The town is small on the order of just under 10,000 population but still managed to have several Thai places as well as several alternative joints. It was so good.
Today was a great day. We spent it tooling around in the car going from one place to the next just experiencing Wyoming; specifically the Grand Teton National Park. As it was a national park, much of what we experienced was turn-outs and designated roads to scenic viewpoints.
What to say about what it is like experiencing all of this beautiful country – go and do it…NOW! You will never regret it and who isn’t better off seeing this wonderful country we live in? No one – that’s who. My wife and her family did many road trips as she was growing up. I never experienced that sort of thing, traveling largely to Mt. Hood about 60 miles away and once or twice we went to Bend. Nothing compares though to the experience of driving hundreds and hundreds of miles to a place you likely have just heard about or watched on t.v. For me, this has been an amazing trip so far and its not even half over yet!
I think we drove only about 80 miles in total but spent most of the day, right after breakfast, out and about. We saw a Moose in the city of Moose. We saw a herd of buffalo in Elk. We saw pronghorn antelope and either a coyote or fox in the fields that span either side of the roads that we travel going from place to today. We managed to see a tiny gartner snake and several large crows/ravens.
The unspoken and ultimate show-stealer today by far (in my opinion) was the Tetons. These majestic geological entities are a reminder just how amazing and diverse our landscape is. Earlier this year my wife and I were fortunate enough to visit the Canadian Rockies. There were similarities for sure but I think the Canadian Rockies were a bit taller, but both formations are amazing to see and should be visited if ever you get the chance.
I think I will just leave the post here until the next one tomorrow.
Peace be with you!
More to come…