|Above, a view from Jackson Lake. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Today's plan was to tour around Grand Teton National Park. I had been there twice, but never have done anything beyond just driving through.
We roamed around and stopped at different viewpoints and looked for a place to have breakfast. We found one, the Jenny Lake Lodge. However, it was priced for rich snobs: $34.00 per person for breakfast. We said, "No thanks!" We drove on.
|Above, another view of the Tetons. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
We did manage to find a restaurant at the Signal Mountain Lodge area, which was situated next to Jackson Lake (a reservoir). We had a good breakfast that was reasonably priced.
|Above, Mitch and I at a restaurant at the Signal Mountain Lodge.|
After that, we did more exploring. We saw a crowd of people at a viewpoint, so we stopped and joined them. They were looking at a large herd of elk in the distance. They were gathered in a circle as a defense to protect their young. There was a bear in the area.
Mitch Geriminsky had been to Yellowstone National Park before, but had never seen Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone was not in my plans for this trip as hordes of people would be there and many of them aren't the best drivers. Plus, parking can be next to impossible to find. But, I agreed to take him up to Old Faithful.
|Above, Old Faithful erupts. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
We got there and found a parking space (a miracle!) and went to see the geyser. Within 20 minutes of our arrival, the geyser erupted.
After that, we went inside the nearby Old Faithful Inn and wandered around there. We then left Yellowstone at around 1:30 to get back to Jackson.
When we got back to Jackson, the hordes of people were all over the place. We were considering some shopping, but the traffic was horrendous and we decided to head to camp instead.
We'll be leaving Jackson tomorrow morning for the first leg of our trip home. We should be somewhere in mid-Utah by tomorrow evening and then in Lake Havasu by the next night. I'll be staying there that night before heading back to New Mexico.
All in all, not a bad day. It kept us busy.