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Published: September 9th 2019
Days 5, 6, & 7. Today we started out early and drove down through Yellowstone. The guys stopped a couple of times to try their luck at fishing. We search for wildlife but really didn't see much. Toward the end we saw elk and bison. We did see a large bison herd across the stream and field from us. One lonely bison caused a traffic jam. At first Terry couldn't see what was going on. He thought there had been a wreck and that a woman with a heavy, ragged, fur coat was walking down the side of the road. Boy was he wrong!
In Yellowstone we stopped at Gibbons Falls, the High Falls of the Yellowstone in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Because Yellowstone is so huge and because we were on a time limit, we had to pick and choose what we had time to visit.
We drove through the Grand Tetons National Park. Sadly it clouded up and tried to rain a little. It didn't make for great picture taking but we still got a few good ones! We stopped at Jackson Hole for dinner and Ed and I tried bison burgers. I really couldn't
tell the difference between them and a good hamburger, but the bison burger cost twice as much
We stopped at a grocery store because we knew we were going to be staying for three days in Irwin, Idaho...really in the middle of nowhere. The airbnb we rented was a trailer that was really geared for hunters and fisherman. It certainly wasn't luxury but it was comfortable and had really nice neighbors.
During the time we were there the trailer park had a big yard sale. Ed bought a fish birdhouse. It looked pretty real. Since they didn't have any luck fishing Terry put the fish birdhouse in a net and we took his picture. It looked like he caught a good sized fish We sent it to his brother, Dan who told his mother he got a nice fish. We all got a good laugh!
We drove over to Victor and Driggs looking for better fishing holes. We met people from Ohio and West Virginia. We found a local pizza place and had excellent pizza and sandwiches. It was good to see these small communities in Idaho. We had a great time.
Saturday was a big
day. Terry and Ed went fishing in the morning but came back in time to watch the WVU game. I figured out how to use my Dish Anywhere on my laptop, hooked it to the TV so we could watch the game. We grilled hamburgers and cooked corn on the cob (left for us by our host). This was our own version of tailgating for the game. Later that evening we visited an ice cream place (recommended by some of the locals). We really enjoyed talking with the owner and the young people he had working for him. The ice cream was awesome. It came from Salt Lake City from a place called Russells. Yummy!
On Sunday we loaded up and headed down through Utah to spend a couple days at Cedar City, a town about halfway between Bryce National Park and Zion. We took time to stop at Idaho Falls and Salt Lake City. We went to the Great Salt Lake State Park, then it was back in the car and on to Cedar City., Utah.
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