Published: July 17th 2012July 11th 2012
Left around 10am, and saw the usual solo buffalo causing havoc again. Went down to see the famous Old Faithful Geyser. A clock at the gift shop told us it was due to go off between 11.50am and 12.10pm so we did some shopping and then watched the geyser do his stuff right on midday (it happens naturally around every 90 mins) and so much better to see natural than the NZ immitation we saw at Roturua.
We drove on to the southern exit of Yellowstone National Park and barely saw any wildlife (maybe due to driving in the middle of the day ?). We soon entered another National Park being Teton and stopped at Colter Bay for lunch. As we entered the car park Luke woke up from his sleep and said "look there is a baby deer !". We had seen nothing for a few hours and he wake sup and sees something straight away so he must have eagle like eyesight. I had a nice tuna salad on Pita bread whilst Kerry had a Chicken Veggie soup she said was just like homemade style.
Soon we had reached the Oxfbow Bend Turnout but failed to spot
the Moose we were looking for. Drove down passed Jackson Lake and onto Jenny Lake where we took some magic photos of the Majestic Teton peaks. There is nothing like these type of sharp peaks coming straight from flat meadows and similar I guess to he Remarkables in Christchurch NZ.
Whilst the day had started cool and overcast it was now starting to get a little sunny with temp around 25 degrees. We kept driving down passed the Elk Reserve but alas still no Moose sighted.
We arrived in Jackson Hole around 4.30pm and the main Cache Street had busy traffic. You could see a ski run down the mountain which was right in line with the main sreet which gave the appearance you could ski down the hill straight onto the main street to pick up a pizza on the way back to your room !
Our hotel was the Ranch Inn where we had 2 rooms both with two queens next to each other on the 3rd floor of the newly consructed tower suites. We had a balcony looking straight up the mountain where the ski fields are. It would be an awesome sight in
Winter time as they have major snowfalls here. Kerry & I headed to the village town centre and had a nice Latte at a Cafe serving Starbucks Cafe.
We had an organised Chuckwagon tour planned so we headed across to this around 6pm. This was a real fun evening where we headed up a mountain road in a old wagon drawn by 2 horses to a campsite where we were fed a meal, and they had a band playing music and doing jokes with plenty of audience participation. On the way up the mountain we were hounded by some Indians on horseback trying to scare us ! The kids really enjoyed this experience.
Tomorrow will be our last day with Chevy Traverse and the car is in need of a good wash after it’s travels so far.
There are more photos below