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Day 9

Travel from Worland, WY to the Grand Teton National Park.

sunny 78 °F

It took a mere 224 miles to travel from our camp-over in Worland, WY to arrive in the Grand Tetons National Park. A short distance but by far the best scenery yet. The travel through another canyon (The Wind River Canyon) and then over the Shoshone Mountains bought us around the bend facing the largest mountains I have seen to date (The Grand Tetons). What a magnificent site to behold. It took my breath away. The mountains have snow near the tops and are very ragged and tall. I know now why they call these the Grand Tetons.

We went through a little town called DuBois which have boardwalks for sidewalks just like in the old western movies. The buildings all have an overhang over the boardwalk. It was very quaint and I was looking for a gunslinger to walk out and start firing his pistol.

The weather here is beautiful. 77degrees with a partly cloudy sky. Tonight it is suppose to go down to 44 degrees with a clear sky which will definitely feel a lot colder for those that have enjoyed the hot summer up to now. I am glad we have a warm sleeping bag in which to keep comfortable.

Tomorrow we are planning on travelling down to Jackson Hole, WY (a distance of about 35 miles) and spending the day touring the town because we understand that there is a lot to see.

Thursday we are planning to drive around the Grand Tetons so that we can see the otherside. At that time we will enter Idaho and then as we travel up to the north we will enter Montana. This is the furthest west and north we will go on this trip.

When we arrived here at our campground we learn that they do have wifi hotspots so I will be able to continue to update the blog on a daily basis. Friday and Saturday we have planned tours provided by the Grand Teton National Park (GTNP). Friday will be exploring the Park for four hours and Saturday we will travel by bus up to Yellowstone to do the lower loop. More about both of those tours as each one happens.

Check the pictures taken today...they are really stunning.

Posted by rburke8 18:32 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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Thank you for keeping this blog. It is really nice to come into work in the morning and read your adventures instead of the news. I am sure that the pictures do not do justice to what you are really experiencing, but it is fun to go along for the ride.

by Helene

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