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2007 06 24 – Big Trip – Day 55 – Scenic Drive to Montana

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

KOA Campground, Bozeman, Montana. Odometer – 5321 miles

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Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Shir had a bad night, but aside a cursed predawn hour where both Paola and I tried to comfort her, it was a long sleepful night. We tried to get ourselves organized early, but it was only 10:30 when we finally left the campground. We drove up through the north end of the Teton Park and into Yellowstone. By now, Yellowstone seems like a familiar neighborhood to us. (more…)

2007 06 23 – Big Trip – Day 54 – Grand Teton National Park

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Colter Bay Campground, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Odometer – 5128 miles

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View from Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

We all slept until about 9 this morning. Ron was a bit cold at 6am so Paola turned on the heater. By the time we got up 3 hours later, the RV was like a sweatshop. The weather here in the past few days has been great, going up to 29C in the day, and down to 5-10C at night.

We took a path from the RV site that led us to Jackson Lake. We sat on the shoreline enjoying the sun, the view of the Tetons, and the children tirelessly throwing rock after rock into the water. (more…)

2007 06 22 – Big Trip – Day 53 – Grand Teton National Park

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Colter Bay Campground, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Odometer – 5064 miles

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Garnet Canyon, Grand Teton National Park

Shabbat Shalom.

I got up at 4:30am and took the RV into Grand Teton Park while Paola and the children were still sleeping in the motel. On the drive up, as the early morning light started seeping in, I saw many deer and elk by the roadside, having breakfast. I even had to stop once to let a deer cross the road. Today’s hike was a 10 mile in and out climb to Garnet Canyon. I parked at Lupine Meadows trailhead and walked up through a pine forest until the canyon opened up about 2000 feet higher. On the way up I sang and talked to myself, trying to alert bears to my presence. I guess it worked cause I didn’t encounter any. There was a strange little rooster that didn’t seem to mind me right next to him though. He had all his back feathers up and then I saw the female he was courting. (more…)

2007 06 21 – Big Trip – Day 52 – Jackson

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Golden Eagle Motel, Jackson, Wyoming. Odometer – 4978 miles

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Waiting for a stagecoach, Town Square, Jackson, Wyoming

Today was a laid back city day. We started off by strolling the streets around town square, visiting art galleries and such. As a comedic relief for the kids, we took a 15 minute stagecoach ride around town. The kids liked it, even though sitting inside you can’t really see the 2 horses drawing the carriage, just here their footsteps and smell their manure. (more…)

2007 06 20 – Big Trip – Day 51 – Yellowstone to Jackson

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Golden Eagle Motel, Jackson, Wyoming. Odometer – 4978 miles

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Boat ramp at Lewis Lake, Yellowstone National Park

Today was a driving day. We had to cover 140 miles to get from West Yellowstone to Jackson. Most of the way was through national parks. First Yellowstone, then Grand Teton. We will return to Teto in a few days, but after a week in Yellowstone we wanted to get to Jackson, which is supposed to be a very nice town. (more…)

2007 06 19 – Big Trip – Day 50 – RV Problems

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

KOA Campground, West Yellowstone, Montana, Tachometer – 4836 miles

Towing our RV

Today was a wasted day. We planned on driving south to Jackson but the RV company said otherwise. A tow truck cam in to take our RV to the nearest garage, which was closest to the west side of Yellowstone. The tower had room for all of us so we transferred the kids’ safety chairs to the “red truck” and the kids got excited about this change. We drove slowly for about an hour and a half, with the driver serving as a tour guide of the park for us. He is a young 20 year old guy who came to work in Yellowstone for the summer. The girls fell asleep and Ron was busy drawing, so the drive went by fast. (more…)

2007 06 18 – Big Trip – Day 49 – Yellowstone National Park

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Grant Village Inn, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Tachometer – 4830 miles

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Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park

After 3 nights without a hookup, we are staying at a hotel here in the park. We wanted to stay in the campground here at Grant Village but it only opens next week. For $125 a night, it is a bit bare, but the kids had fun jumping on the beds when we got in. (more…)

2007 06 17 – Big Trip – Day 48 – Yellowstone National Park

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Tachometer – 4788 miles

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Traffic Jam, Yellowstone National Park

We woke up after 9 today. The Bison left the meadow during the night. From the RV window, Ron and Shir spotted a “ground squirrel and his wife” fooling around near their hole. We got through the morning duties, always a bit slower without a hookup (no microwave to warm the milk, visit to the dump station for dumping and fresh water), and set off to see more Yellowstone. (more…)

2007 06 16 – Big Trip – Day 47 – Yellowstone National Park

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Tachometer – 4745 miles

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Mamoth Hot Springs Terrace, Yellowstone National Park

Stars over Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park

Today was a long day. A great day. Ron had a bad dream and woke us up at 4:30am. I was planning to wake up at 5, so no big deal. I spent an hour with Ron trying to get him to fall asleep but his eyes were wide open. Finally I explained to him that daddy has to go on a hike. He took it like a champ. (more…)

2007 06 15 – Big Trip – Day 46 – Yellowstone National Park

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Canyon Village Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Tachometer – 4669 miles

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Picnic at Storm Point Trailhead, Yellowstone National Park

Shabbat Shalom.

Today we woke up ay 9am again. Actually Ron woke up at 6 claiming sleepily that there is a horse in his bed and that he is scared. It was Shir. Luckily he returned to sleep and so did we.

Our morning hike was a 2.1 mile trail to Storm Point where we hoped to see some moose. There was one bison at the beginning of the trail. But no moose. (more…)