The Best of the West- Yellowstone and Grand Teton Vacation

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It is finally time for the wrap-up post of my Yellowstone and Grand Teton Vacation.  In total, we visited Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, and Cody, Wyoming.  This is a trip I would recommend to practically anyone.  It fits a lot of different personalities and really shows off the beauty and diversity of the United States landscape.

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Favorite National Park visited:  Yellowstone

This photo of Lower Falls from Artist’s Point in Yellowstone was my favorite of the trip.

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And of course all the geysers were amazing.  Old Faithful here:

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Runner up:  Grand Teton National Park

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The photos cannot do the Teton mountain range justice.

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Favorite hike:  Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park

The end view of Lake Taggart was so worth singing the bear song out loud for 90 scary minutes. (be loud when hiking alone so you don’t startle bears)

Too bad my camera is not set the the right settings 🙁  #bloggerfail

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Favorite place to stay: Parkway Inn in Jackson Hole.

I mostly just liked the porch swing on our cute little porch.

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Favorite non-National Park activity: The Rodeo in Cody, WY!!! Bull riding scares me but barrell racing is so fun to watch.  And it is the ladies who do it!

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Favorite meal:  Elk Gyro from Silver Dollar Bar in Wort Hotel, Jackson Hole, WY

Mom won this time.

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And now for the not-so-good parts:

Most annoying thing ever:  Bison traffic jams!

Pick a lane Bison!

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Least favorite smell: Fumarole mud pits.  Blah!

Sulphur so strong it made people sick.

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There were not a lot of least favorites on my Yellowstone and Grand Teton vacation.  The moral of the story is to go to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park to see the great outdoors and experience some natural wonders in the USA.

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A lake vacation in Maine is up next- lobsters beware, Andrea is coming to eat you.

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2 Responses

  1. Tasha says:

    Wow I would love to visit Yellowstone! Great pictures, it looks so beautiful.

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