We drove from Boise to Idaho Falls, spent the night, then drove into Grand Teton National Park the next morning. We spent the day, then drove to Grant Village in Yellowstone for a couple of nights (beware the clouds of mosquitoes!!) before driving back out through Grand Teton and heading to Denver. We saw some beautiful, beautiful country.
The full photo album is here, which many of you have already seen (those on Facebook, that is). For those who haven't yet seen it, you can check out the link above, and here are some favorites:
Entering the Grand Tetons - spectacular, just spectacular
Swim Beach at Colter Bay on Jackson Lake - the kids loved throwing rocks from the beach into the water
Proper gear must be worn for the most effective rock throwing, you know
Our little nap basecamp at Jackson Lake
At Lewis Falls in Yellowstone National Park
Sean does a good natural "Home Alone" impersonation when something impresses him (accompanied by a "WOW!), which Old Faithful certainly did
Tired girl taking a break outside the General Store near Old Faithful
Taking the thermal tour around the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone
The thermal pools and springs were just magnificent...
...not to mention the super-cool bacteria
Road trip, part 2: Next time, the kids drive!
We drove around after the thermal tour so the kids could nap, and 3...2...1...
...and an elk
More rock throwing at Jackson Lake before we said goodbye to the Grand Tetons
Claire doing her "homework" to earn her junior ranger badge on the ride home
We had a wonderful trip, but it's great to be home. School starts in a week, so it's almost back to normal!