Well, we've hit our first stretch of bad weather. The rain on our camper on our last night in Lander was the beginning of a four-day stretch of wet, rainy weather. We drove from Lander to Teton National Park hoping that the weather forecast wasn't going to be as bad as it was suggesting. While we were driving John saw a sign for Sacajawea's Gravesite, so we took a little detour to check it out. It was really cool. The cemetery itself was beautiful and it was fun to learn more about her and the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Luckily, we did get to see the Tetons on the day we drove to the park. Here are our first glimpses. The first is from a highway pull off and the second is shortly after arriving in the National Park.
We checked out Colter Bay Village on our bikes and took a moment to check out the swimming beach. It wasn't swimming weather, but it was a great place for a lesson on skipping rocks!
We attempted several hikes and bike rides, but have been shut down by the rain. It's rained so hard and for so long we've found a couple leaks in the camper! Not so great! We've gotten soaked and we've gotten grumpy! Living in the camper when were all wet and stuck inside has its challenges! Trying to dry out all of our wet gear in a 100 sq ft camper is also a little tough. Luckily our heater rocks! After two wet days in the Tetons we drove south to Jackson. We've had fun "commando camping" (parking on the streets of Jackson), hitting cafes and restaurants, bouldering in an awesome park at the base of Storm King Mountain (in between the rain showers), and drying out! Last night we had a great dinner at the Snake River Brewery. The kids took off for a while and when John and I found them they were playing foozeball (sp?) with a young couple! We ended up buying the couple a round of beers and chatting with Aaron and Elise about the area. Thanks for all the great info!!! It was a great way to end the night!
We are leaving the town of Jackson today! Supposedly this wet weather is coming to an end. The Shaws want to get OUTSIDE!