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.
Tower Falls on the eastern loop of Yellowstone. It was a short touring day as we had to get back for our horseback ride.
As you can see there was a little snow in the pass. They have good snow plows!
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is spectacular! From there we drove the loop back to Gardiner.
Cowgirls and Cowboy!
We drove up to Hell’s a Roaring ranch where we took a one hour trail ride and steak dinner. What an experience! I have been on a horse ONCE! So Dan was on a big black horse named Sasquach. My horse was Apollo. Lynn rode Rimrod. It was really exciting riding out across the mountains. It was not a wimpy ride! Scenery was like something out of a movie. I realized how hard it is to take photos when you’re afraid to let go of the saddle or the reins!
Sunday was geyser day. We drove down to Old Faithful. We stopped at Norris Basin and walked to boardwalk loop. It’s so surreal. You feel like you are standing on an unknown planet! I want to add more photos but the wifi is so spastic in our cabin. Cell service is the same way. I’ve been trying to upload these pics of Old Faithful for about thirty minutes. I have to move closer to the window, and I may have to find some good old aluminum foil and send Dan on the roof!
Victory in Victor! Just got to cabin in Victor, Idaho. Wifi works so here is the Geyserblog. Yay. I’ll catch up now. Haven’t had much time to blog anyway we go from sun up to sun down!
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!
Tonto is our neighbor horse. Lynn made a new friend!
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!
Last night Dan built a fire and we watched the sun go down. This photo was taken at 10:03pm from our perch on the river.
Still sitting outside you can see the crescent moon. The sun went down on the first day and we dreamt of the adventures to come.