Monday, July 21, 2014

1 week. 20 people. 1 cabin. Yellowstone. We survived! part 1. Days 1 and 2.


It is a 9 hour drive from our house to Island Park, ID.  Where we were staying.  My in laws own a cabin up there.  We have spent a portion of our last 3 years going up and helping build it.  This was our first trip to be able to just enjoy it.

vacay hatsMoonlight in Wyoming

These are our vacation hats!

We decided to take the drive through Jackson Hole, Wy. and up over the Teton Pass.  We left in the middle of the night and arrived in Jackson Hole in time for breakfast.  (Luckily this was a trip my husband was going on with me and being in the oilfield, he is used to driving through the night often.)

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We then finished our drive to Island Park and spent the first day resting and relaxing. 

back porch sittin

viewOur second day we went into Virginia City, Montana then on to Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Montana. This is very worth it, and was what I called Route 66’d.  (When a new interstate came in and bypassed it). We did this trip with just our immediate family and my brother. Still a full car, but not 20 people. Virginia City

In Virginia City we did a tour of the town, went to Skeletona fun museum and ate some amazing pizza. Our very favorite was gypsy arcadethe Gypsy Arcade.

Then on to the caverns. lewis and clark caverns2lewis and clark caverns

They are very cool and my pictures do NOT do them justice.  So go on, head on up there for yourselves.

Stay tuned for day 3 which was packed full!


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