We had planned on getting up super early to spend our last weekend day in Yellowstone but after working at the Habitat build on Saturday for seven hours, getting up at 4:45 a.m. was a little rough. We wanted to get to the park as the sun came up…scheduled for 6:03. Got to the entrance to Grand Teton park about ten before six and just inside the park we saw a humongous elk standing along the road. It was still too dim to get a good picture and when we tried to get the car closer to him, he ran into the woods. Man, did he have a huge rack !
It looked golden on the side of the Tetons in some areas; purplish and pinkish in other places. So awesome…the line from the song, “purple mountains majesty” was going through my head as I watched them. Shortly after daybreak, we saw two more bull elk and a female crossing a field. Further into the park there was a large field and we counted close to twenty-six elk. Half of them were babies and the other half were mommy elks…..pair by pair they trotted across the field. It was so cute. We covered a lot of territory, leaving the west entrance about one and took the highway down through Montana and into Idaho. Idaho has really surprising topography…very flat like the mid-western states. We got home a little before five, which made it almost a twelve hour day. We were exhausted! Saw so many awesome things though…four waterfalls, lots of animals and beautiful scenery.
We had such a great day. We feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful country and to be doing the type of work that allows us to see things we might never have seen. We are blessed ! Hope everyone had a great weekend doing special things or just lounging around the house relaxing. We leave here on Saturday to move to Thayne, an hour south of here.