...and a nap!
Up and out early, we headed to Grand Teton National Park. I am always taken by how these mountains just spring from the sage meadows with no foothills, straight up! We were wondering at first if we were going to see them, though. The peaks were socked in with fog! The sun would burn off, then the tops would be gone again. Wonderful Guy and I took turns saying 'There they are!' and taking a photo. Eventually, all could be seen at once.
We made our way as far north as Lake Jackson Lodge, having seen a bit on the place on 'Great Lodges of the National Parks. It has a very impressive view of the Teton range and a willow meadow in front. There we saw a elk herd (ho hum! coming from where we live...) but we did catch a glimpse of a moose or two. Just a glimpse, but I think it bodes well for more today!
We picnicked along Lake Jenny, in the shade, with a great view of one of the mountains. The wildflowers are just thick. It is peak bloom, and of course, I didn't even think to pack one of my many books. I even have one specific for this area, having bought it first time I was here. D-oh.
We then took in the National Wildlife Art Museum. We were tapped out, and headed back to our room. Suddenly we woke and it was time for dinner.
Who cares! We are on vacation! We can do what we want.
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