Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hi everyone, it has been much too long since I have posted an update to our blog and for that I apologize. I have been doing this blog since the beginning of 2006 and I think I was getting burned out. Of course, if I’d done my updates in a more timely manner, I wouldn’t have this problem. Anyway, I am going to try and update it to our current time, just bear with me, I have lots of pictures to share in the last year alone, never mind while we were in West Yellowstone….

 I just discovered a blog post that I never posted, probably because I thought something happened to the pics I was going to post, but, guess what, they are still on the post…so I will try and get that posted somehow and be more up to date than I thought I was….Smile

Hi everyone! Well, it has been 6 weeks since we arrived at the West Yellowstone KOA . We had a nice uneventful drive up here once we left Las Vegas and was glad to get out of the heat of the desert.
our campsite

great views all around
views from the back of our campsite

looking through the trees at cabins and rv sites
When we first drove up to the campground it was a pleasant surprise. As
deluxe sites, deluxe cottages
you will see in the pictures,

the landscape is mostly wide open spaces, so as we came
snow right up against the boards
around the corner we saw trees, lots and lots of trees.We found out later that

the father of the son who owns it now planted each of the trees by hand way back in the early 60's. This is a big
entrance to swimming pool
campground with about 300 sites including

cabins and tents.

When we got here in early May, they were just opening up everything up, because of the late snow they didn't get it open as early as they would have liked.
it's as nice inside as it looks
You will see in the pictures that the boards are still up over the entrance to keep the snow off the windows. As it was, there were still big snow drifts here and there throughout the campground.
dorm rooms above the garage and beyond that the owner's house

Since it was Saturday when we arrived, we were told to take the weekend off to get settled in and come to work on Monday morning. As it
on the way to the Grand Tetons
was Mother's Day weekend, we decided to drive down towards the Grand Tetons and maybe look at some of

Looking at the Teton Range towering above Jackson Lake
the lodges there. Much to our disappointment, when we got to the south entrance of Yellowstone, there were signs
looking at a glacier
there telling us that none of the lodges in the Grand Tetons were open, guess it was just still too early for them. We took the loop road through the park,
Entrance to the National Museum of Wildlife Art
stopping to check out the different areas. The mountains were just gorgeous so we took many pictures. The snow glistening on them made
Ron playing cowboy in a bar in Jackson, WY
for some great pictures, as it was a bright sunny day. Since the lodges in the park were closed, we were not going to have that lovely Mother's Day lunch, so we decided to eat at a Mexican restaurant we knew about in Jackson. We
Entrance to city park made of antlers
had eaten there with our friend, Gail, when we were visiting with him during the summer of 2009. I had remembered the food as being quite tasty, but,
where we had Mother's Day dinner
this day, not so much. We probably won't be going back to that restaurant anytime soon, but, even though it wasn't that great, we still had a great day

driving and seeing the beautiful surroundings
Looking at the western side of the Grand Tetons in Idaho
of the Grand Tetons & Jackson, WY.





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