Day 9; Grand Tetons National Park & Jackson
Trip Start Jul 22, 2009
32Trip End Aug 23, 2009
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A really long day today, as we visited Grand Teton National Park, We
were up and out by 7.45am, but roadworks in the park meant we didn't
get to Jackson Hole until nearly mid day. We passed the time by
singing loudly, and really badly. Lyn's rendition of “Hit me baby
one more time” will hopefully not be repeated, although Tegz caught
it on the cam corder, and is threatening to You Tube it! The drive
down, past the Tetons was amazing, they are incredibly high (over
13000 feet) and covered with snow. They look like mountains should;
forbidding and jagged.
We stopped at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to stretch our legs, and got an ice
cream (I had a chocolate Cabernet Sauvingion, yep, chocolate and red
wine!) and we did a bit of shopping. I got a Prana skirt I'd been
desperate to find, and a funky flowery hat!
We stopped off by Jenny's Lake on the way back, which was just
beautiful. We took some photos, had a paddle, and then stopped for a
picnic. We were dreading the drive back home, but it wasn't too bad,
as there were less road works.We stopped at Isa Lake which is interesting, as it is on the Continental Divide. Half the water in it drains to the Pacific, (Columbia) and half to the Atlantic, (Mississippee). Lyn was wowed by this, cue another geography lesson for the kids! Lyn stopped to visit his favourite
geysers, and then we left the park.
Lyn got all excited when we spotted a microbrewery in West Yellwostone,
only to find they don't do carryout!
had a real near miss as we drove home in the dusk; when a deer shot
out of the trees and ran straight across us. Luckily Lyn, who was
doing 75 miles an hour skidded to avoid him. It was really close, and
shook us all up. He is now driving a lot more sedately!!