My Trip to Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

One of my favorites of the photos I took in Yellowstone

I happened to be in Salt Lake City in September 2013 and realized I was only 5 hrs away from Yellowstone National Park, a place on my “bucket list”. So I rented a car (a first), drove alone to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and rented a small room for 2 nights.

On the way there, my phone’s talking GPS took me into Idaho then through some very tiny towns crossing into Wyoming. Along the way, the signal was completely lost. Thank God I had a paper map with me, but I really had no idea where I was, so it was pretty tricky!

Yellowstone and Grand Teton

(On the way home, I took a more scenic route and used MAP only.)


This is where I had breakfast both mornings in Jackson Hole. Lotus Cafe. I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Grand Teton National

I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Grand Teton National Park, but here are some pictures I took:


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I spent one entire day in Yellowstone. WOW! Hot water everywhere, boiling white mud, roaming buffalo. Here are some photos I took:

DSCF0537-005I became obsessed with boiling mud. I must have taken 30 minutes of video.


Did you know about Yellowstone bacteria? So many rare bacteria being studied – some eat oil, some eat plastic. These bacteria may one day save the earth!

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So glad I went!! And here are some pictures from the drive back to Jackson Hole:


What a great day.


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