Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Vacation 2012: Day 3

On Sunday, we woke up at the Best Western in Ogden (F on the map). It was cold all of a sudden! The weather had been in the 90s ever since Canyon de Chelly and it was quite a surprise. I think it was in the 50s when we woke up. I had to put on thermals (keep in mind that it was around 102 when we left Phoenix). After packing up our things, we headed out on the road toward the grand Tetons (G on the Map).

Utah reminds me a lot of Arizona, just greener.
 So, I've decided that Idaho and Wyoming are beautiful. We drove through a small corner of Idaho and this is what it looked like.
 Apparently a good part of the route we took to the Grand Tetons was actually part of the Oregon Trail. There is a historical marker at this spot that talks about it. Of course, all I can think about is the computer game we played in elementary school and how I always died of cholera, dysentery, or when my oxen were trying to ford the river.
My car still looks kind of clean!
 Wyoming. We took this beautiful route through farmland and mountains. It was ridiculous. I would totally want to live here if it wasn't covered in snow for most of the year.
 While we were driving, Bill suddenly pulled the car over to take pictures of these birds. I'm not sure what kind they are.

 It's so amazing when you're from Arizona to just see water everywhere!
 I was too cold to get out of the car for this shot. I wasn't wearing all of my layers lol.
 Bill taking some pictures.

 The same flowers from far away.

  It started raining right before we reached the Grand Tetons, which gave us a great opportunity for some foggy pictures of the mountains. In this picture, most of the mountains are covered by fog.
When we reached the Tetons, we met up with Bill's cousin and his family and found a campsite. After setting up camp, we walked over to Jackson Lake (just a camp site away) and took some pictures.

I thought this cloud formation was cool.
I love this flower.
A squirrel near our camp.
 The three kids modeling their stylish ponchos and accessories.

 The view from the boat launch area.

An awesome shot that Bill got from the dock.
 At sunset, we took a drive up to the summit of Signal Mountain (right by our campground).
 The view was awesome!
The sunset. Most of it was hidden by clouds.

After watching the sunset, we had dinner and went to bed. Bill and I were warm and toasty in our mummy bags!

Check back to read about Day 4!

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