We drove along highway 22, over the Teton Pass (over 8500 feet!), and stopped briefly to check out the amazing view of the Teton mountains at the top of the pass before heading to the park. The view in the valley was incredible! Sparky got all excited about a historical wagon trail hike and she thinks Eldy is agreeable to trying this hike soon. (She does, does she!? We'll see, says E. First we are going to get trail maps from the ranger station) A good idea, Eldo! And then a hiking we will go, a hiking we will go.....
|Doesn't Eldo look good in this hat?|
This town has character! The Million Dollar Cowboy Restaurant looked good, but as the name suggests, it was an expensive steak restaurant, and although it looked really really good and we have some really good recommendations from our traveling friends, we skipped it and went for lighter fare at the Tavern on the Square. It's an upstairs restaurant with some outdoor cafe seating, so we sat outdoors and looked down on all the people (in a nice way!) The food was wonderful and very reasonably priced! We both had tavern cheeseburgers (6.95) and they were delicious!
The Tetons are a spectacular backdrop for the drive into the park. From what we saw on our first day here, there are terrific hiking/biking trails throughout the park, so we'll probably be doing some biking while we are here.....(And it looks pretty level, so I'm in, chimes in Eldy). Yay! says Sparky.
|It looked better in person!|
|Elk and aspen|
It was a beautiful drive on the back roads coming back through some little towns on the way back home today..This is my favorite time of day, dusk--when the sunlight dapples through the trees, it's just a wonderful time to be out for a drive, even if we didn't see any moose....See you tomorrow....