About a year ago, Anthony started a new job with a 4-day a week schedule. We realized that the weekend after Labor Day, he had both Friday and Monday off work. I suggested we drive up to Grand Teton in Wyoming since I'd never been, and he was more than game.
We did a big Walmart trip Thursday night to prep - lots of camping things we didn't have. Gotta have good camp food, so I got a cooler to store our goods. And lanterns, and an air mattress, and etc, etc.
Friday after work we headed out, stopped in Ogden for dinner and tried to catch a comedy show (sold out, boo) and got to a hotel in Pocatello, ID for the night. Got up Saturday morning to a dead car battery, but the super nice front desk staff helped us out.
I researched a little bit about campgrounds and settled on Gros Ventre, just outside the park. The camp staff was awesome and gave us a good campsite. And a discount with Anthony's military ID.
After getting settled, we were off to explore.
Over the weekend we saw so many kinds of wildlife. I really wanted to see a bear in the wild, but probably better that we didn't.
Day one in the books, ending with a lovely fire.
Day 2 - we took a boat across the lake.
We covered a good distance, always make noise so the bears could hear us.
It's actually quite tasty.
I'm slowly getting outdoorsy with this stuff. I survived two nights in a tent. No shower, but at least there's a bathroom nearby. I can do this.
I love this face.
Lincoln Highway Tavern in Evanston is a great burger place, BTW.