Driving, a beautiful lake and a pointless city

Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
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Trip End Nov 01, 2011


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Leaving Yellowstone was a bit of a downer, three days was nowhere near as much time as the park deserved. Still that's the nature of a tour like this, pack as much as possible into a short time period! Still doesn't stop me moaning...

From Yellowstone we set off for Jackson Hole, a valley framed by the Teton's behind. The mountains across the valley look perfectly reasonable until you realise they're still 13 miles away...(apparently it's also the site of North Americas most photographed barn, as shown on wiki! I couldn't get a decent pic though...).

We also went for a walk around Jenny Lake which was absolutely stunning, the fall colours seem so bright throughout North America but it was really highlighted here. Unfortunately the boat we were going to use for a return ride back to the mini bus had stopped about half an hour before we got there...the walk back just wasn't quite so much fun...

We spent the night at a campsite in Jackson itself, once again the young'uns went out for a night on the town (not that Jackson is much of a town...) the one thing it did have to offer was a saddle bar!! Awesome...

A long drive the following day saw us to Salt Lake City! Home of the Mormons...that's about all I have to say about it, truly unspectacular, uninteresting place. Don't go there! On the plus side, there was a particularly large RV at the camp site towing a hummer...haha Americans really make me laugh...

Another long drive took us to Lake Tahoe (definitely realising by this point how far it is across the states...) which was another relaxed stop. It was, however, Yannic's birthday so we made for a restaurant to get a decent dinner and some drinks! We had a hilarious waitress who introduced us to a song which ended with Yannic skipping around the room...sorry dude! One particularly interesting aspect of this camp site was the fact there were bears all over the place...really made you look at shadows twice walking around in the dark!
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