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As luck would have it, the weather was beautiful today. The sun is shining and we have to leave this beautiful place. I’ve never seen a lake like Yellowstone Lake. It is one of nature’s most spectacular sights. It is much more akin to an ocean with the exception that instead of looking out at the horizon, you look out at the mountain ranges. It’s huge; it’s beautiful, and her waves make soft melodic sounds just like the ocean. All that was missing was the sea, salty air.

Yellowstone Lake

On our way out we were blessed again with the sight of a mother Moose and her baby while in the Grand Tetons National Parks.

Baby Moose

Moose

How I spent my summer vacation.

Well, it looked like winter a lot of the time.

Most of the time we spent at The Lake was indoors viewing the lake from the inside. It snowed inches and inches for the first two days and nights that we were there.

The Lake Hotel Entrance

Snow on The Lake

Snow on the Lake Cabins

We ate and read and did laundry and just hung out a lot at the Lake Lodge.

Lake Lodge

One morning on our way to the Lodge for breakfast we were blessed to see a mama grizzly with her two cubs. What a wonderful treat. I was so glad we had taken the car that day and decided not to walk.

Girzzlys

It seemed she was teaching them how to dig for food.

Teaching Girzzlys

Just as we were leaving Roosevelt and beginning our drive for the Lake Hotel we came upon a group of folks hanging on a fence. The surprise was a gift too good to be true. A mule deer had just given birth to two babies and she was in the process of cleaning them in the middle of a pasture. What a beautiful sight to see.

Twins

New Life

The drive to the Lake Hotel was a very rainy, cold, and sometimes snowy drive. Through it all, however, it was always beautiful. Take for instance this example of the new growth mixed in with the remains of the fire 20 years ago.

the new and the old

Lone Tree in Snow

Of course, along the way there were bathroom stops…no matter how cold it may have been.

Bathroom in Snow

Made our way to the Grand Teton National Park today.

Grand Teton National Park

Although it was a very cloudy day, we were still able to see some of the majestic beauty of these ranges. The most popular of these ranges are the Nez Perce, Middle Teton, Grand Teton and Teewinot Mountain. However, I found it can be difficult to decipher which is which unless you have a map handy.

Teton Ranges in Black and White

This was to be the general route minus the driving around Yellowstone National Park. The map shows directions from home to Idaho where my daughter and son-in-law live. From there we went to Jackson, Wyoming–The Grand Tetons National Park and entrance to Yellowstone. Then we exited the park through the south entrance again and came home the shorter route.

Vacation 2008

Left home on Sunday after church and headed for my Daughter and Son-in-Law’s home in Idaho. We spent a couple of nights there and then headed for our destination of Yellowstone National Park. It was to be my first time. Along the way we stopped at Malad Gorge State Park in Idaho.

Malad Gorge State Park

There we saw the Devil’s Washbowl:

Devil\'s Washbowl



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    • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
    • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn