Friday: Woke up at 4:30, got ready and left Logan. We arrived in Jackson Hole around 9:30. During the drive, we realized that Idaho looked like pictures we’d seen of Ireland with the rolling green hills. It is much more beautiful than we’d imagined. Of course, we haven’t come across any blue football fields, so if we do, that may change our mind.
The drive was interesting with lakes, green fields, mountains surrounding us, and cattle crossing the roads. Apparently it’s common out here to not have fences for livestock, because we saw at least four cows standing in the road as we drove through. They were not too eager to move either, I might add.
When we got to Jackson Hole, WY. we stopped at the visitor center, gathered some information, then walked around town for a little while. We bought some chocolate for $8.00 (“worth it?” you ask…..definitely).
Next was our visit to Grand Teton National Park. It was gorgeous. Snow covered mountains surrounded us. Beautiful lakes reflected perfectly the peaks that stood in front of us. The amazing and different thing about the Tetons is how the mountains rise directly out of the earth with no foothills or even a hint that they are going to be there. Although they are not as tall as some we saw in Colorado, they are just as majestic, if not more so.
Ever since Beau lived in Colorado in 2007, he has wanted to see a moose. I guess you could say it has been on his bucket list. Well, he can officially check that one off. As we were about to drive over the Teton Pass, just west of Jackson Hole and into Idaho, traffic literally came to a stop. There was a moose drinking out of a pond on the left side of the road, and an eagle’s nest on the right. Quite a sight to see.
We decided to stay in a cabin in Victor, ID for the night. Victor: A town that may only be known for being next to Driggs, ID. I also believe Driggs may only be known for being the home to the largest man-made potato. What does that say about Victor? I’ll let you decide.
Tomorrow, we head to Yellowstone to camp for a few days and do lots of hiking. We can’t wait to see more of God’s beautiful creation!