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Day 12

Floating on the Snake river

70 °F

Hey from the Grand Tetons.

After finishing the blog yesterday the wife and I decided it was a good time ot take a nap. So we just went back to the camper and did some snoozies. In the evening after dinner we had a long chat with some campers from Arizona. Very nice couple and we enjoyed laughter and compared tour tips.

This morning we got up early and went to the Jackson Lake Lodge to take our planned river raft float down the Snake river. This was an excellent journey that lasted for 10.3 miles(and four hours) and included narration by the boater (who during the school year teaches spanish) who expertly guided the raft though the twists and turns of the river. We didn't see alot of wildlife ( a few eagles and some other birds) but gliding along the river with a new perspective of the Tetons made the trip well worth while. On our raft were 2 families, one consisted of triplets (9 year olds) and the other consisted of 2 adopted children. It was fun to see the children come to life with all the spectacular views and interesting facts the Steve (our guide) was telling us about. Towards the end of the float we were about to go over a few rapids (not large ones) and Steve had all the children look and count the fish they see. This was a ruse, although the children didn't know, to get the kids leaning over the front of the raft and when we hit the rapids they got splashed big time. It was hilarious!. Both, Diane and I, really enjoyed this float.

On the way back to Jackson Lodge we had to stop for a large posse of horses being crossed over the road. What a sight!

Tomorrow we are up early again to take a 9 hour bus tour up to the lower loop of Yellowstone National Park. This loop includes "Old faithful" and the grand canyon of Yellowstone. Will write and provide pictures tomorrow evening.

Posted by rburke8 08.13.2010 12:29 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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