The Lodge At Jackson Fork Ranch
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This morning, we skipped the disappointing breakfast at our hotel and opted instead for Micky D's across the freeway. On the road by 7:30, we headed to the north entrance of the park. Once we reached the pay station at the entrance, the ranger informed us, "You picked a good time to move. The park is free today and you saved $60." With a smile she handed Geoff our park map and newspaper. With that, ...
The day started with breakfast in the hotel. There was enough choices from the buffet but to have it on a carton plate with plastic fors and knife doesn't make me happy. A pity for this otherwise great place to stay. As promised I took some pictures from the view from my room, really perfect. After breakfast I went back to Yellowstone Park, through ...
... After trekking back down, we drove back to Estes Park, where we'd stayed the previous night, and had some lunch before saying goodbye to Rocky Mountain and starting the 3 day journey to Grand Teton. We drove along winding roads through deep canyons cut by rivers, before entering a sparsely populated, pancake flat landscape, which stretched for miles under a vast sky. Having crossed States from Colorado to Wyoming, at 5pm we made it to our stop for the night, a grim-looking town ...
... down, applause, and then all 50 of them were individually introduced to the rest of the crowd, more applause. Perhaps the only thing that would have made the experience more patriotic is if an bald eagle had swooped by.
Next on the visit was the Crazy Horse, a Native American hero, memorial. Commised by Native American Chiefs in the 1940s (same time Rushmore was finished) it is being built so '...the white man to know that the red man has great heroes, ...
... old cowboy, on a horse named Lightning (he said his name was Thunder), giving instructions on where to park and how to line up for tickets. We got in line and paid $52 for our chicken and sliced beef BBQ dinner, seemed a bit expensive, but it covered the dinner, drinks (no alcohol), the show, tax, and tip. Actually very reasonable for such a touristy area.
A cowboy got up on stage and told us about the history of the Bar J Chuckwagon. His father had been ...