We took Dan to Bozeman airport Sunday and headed east to Devils Tower. We had no wifi and no cell at Lytle Creek, our B & B just a couple of miles from the park. It was a beautiful place. I’m writing now from the cabin at Custer State Park still no wifi so photos will be limited.
Lunch in Hardin WY
Lytle Creek Bed & Breakfast
We highly recommend it. Quiet, quaint and down a dirt road from Devils Tower. It’s a ten minute drive to Hulett, population of about 500! But the eating there was excellent and Lynn and I each had a stone therapy massage from Bunny Sings Wolf, a Lakota healing woman. That’s a whole other blog!
I almost forgot to mention that the owner built a little four hole golf course down in the field!
This deli is famous. We are told people come from all over to eat. The panini was excellent, even with the beaver mustard!
The ride to Bozeman was just as spectacular as every other place we have been. We stopped by the Gallatin River for Dan’s last picnic. He is coming back to Tennessee tomorrow. We stopped in Big Sky, MT and walked 2mile hike down to Ousel Falls. It was well worth the hike. I took my Canon camera so the photos you see today came from Lynn’s iPhone. She has become quite the photographer.
When we got to the falls two guys came up carrying their kayaks. We thought they were crazy, but, they put them in the water right under the falls. We got to see them go for a way. Can’t post the video, sorry. Now we are in Bozeman getting ready to watch the Preds kick butt.
We have to leave Birdsong Cottage today. Jennifer our hostess was fabulous. I highly recommend a stay there if you want peace and quiet near the Tetons.
The roadside attraction guide noted the Spud Drive In Theater. Yes it is still in business!
And spuds driving the truck are just a little creepy!
Next check in will be Bozeman
Friday we drove back over Teton Pass to the park. There is still a bit of snow up there.
Coulter Bay on Jackson Lake was gorgeous. Above is Lynn looking for rocks. Imagine that!
On the way back there was a traffic jam which usually means an animal sighting. This time it was down an embankment, a mom grizzly and two cubs! Lynn stopped the car and I jumped out to join the crowd. I caught a glimpse of them through the trees. If you look closely you can barely see the dark fur.
We stopped in Jackson for a bite to eat at the Merry Piglets, then back for a fire and wait for it to get dark to see the stars. By the way it doesn’t get really dark until 10:00.
We left Gardiner and took a leisurely drive to Victor,ID. We have a great house there. Below is the view from our back yard. Those peaks in the distance are the Grand Tetons.
We took off to Jackson and Grand Teton Park where a floating raft ride was waiting. There was snow on the mountains and it was beautiful. Unfortunately photos I made were on the Canon so I can’t wifi upload, sorry. It was a cloudy day but still the mountains were breath taking.
We took a 10 mile raft float down the Snake River. Quite an
experience. It was a first for me. Weather was a little chilly but we were prepared. We saw, elk, a moose, a bald eagle and various beavers. Lynn is becoming quite the videographer. You will see her work later.
In these photos you can see the bald eagle, the elk and the moose hiding in the grass. I now know it’s not easy to make photos from a moving raft!
It’s another gorgeous day in Victor and we are off the Tetons again. It’s 54 degrees at the house, perfect for hiking in the mountains. Ansel Adams and her crew are off again.
It’s really hard to get the blog photos to upload. Can’t get photos from the cloud to sync on iPad and phone. Love being off the grid. We had a full day in Yellowstone, the last day. Tomorrow we head to victor Idaho and Grand Tetons. Stopped to eat so here goes. Out of sequence photos but we just wanted everyone to know we are doing great. Here goes!
Started the day feeding an apple to Tonto. Headed out to see everything we missed. Photos later.
Waiting for a table at Rusty Rail Lounge & Casino.
Try again later but this cowboy and cowgirls are looking for some meat!
The sun rises around 5:30 and we were up and drinking coffee. We packed and headed to Yellowstone bound for Old Faithful hoping to beat the crowds. 51 miles is not that far……really? How many times can we stop? As many as we want.
Beauty is everywhere.
Bison are free to roam. Of course we stopped, along with all the other cars. These guys were just hanging out.
Geysers are everywhere! It’s unreal how many there are. It’s amazing to think about how unstable our Mother Earth really is. These are just a few along the way. The smell was not the most pleasant. Let’s just say rotten eggs….maybe. These are all in the Norris Basin. We did finally make it to Old Faithful. It was incredible to watch so this story to be continued tomorrow. I’m off to bed, tomorrow is another day in the park, and a horseback ride and cowboy dinner. Yippee ki yay!