Gran Tetons, French for Great Big ...

Trip Start Jul 13, 2007
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Trip End Jul 26, 2007


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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Marvin: Greetings from Jackson, Wyoming... So much to write about, but yer just getting the skinny and the pix.
We left South Dakota and the efficient machinery of Custer State Park on Tuesday. Drove up to Devil's Tower and Sundance. Sorry, no Rob Redford sightings (Mallory was disappointed). Then it was southwesterly through the Big Horn Mountains, then down through a maze of desert highways and sleepy little towns. Evidently, these sleepy little towns are not so sleepy. All hotels/motels/ and other types of accommodation were booked. Yes, that's right, I was splurging on indoor accommodation. Camping in the desert does not appeal to me. Anyways, finally found a motel in Dubois. Nice little establishment (the Chinook Lodge). Next morning, we were taking a pic in front of the lodge for memory's sake and I threw out my back (horsing around, not taking a picture). Makes for a pleasant ride, rest assured.
Raised the Grand Tetons yesterday before noon, saw Craig and ended up toodling around Jackson for the better part of the day. Tetons = nice, Jackson = Gatlinburg. Bummer.
So now it is time for more outdoor adventure. there is a canoe trip, hiking trip, and Yellowstone in the near future.
Mallory: Marvin forgot to mention the really, really good dinner I made Friday night. Shrimp scampi with gouda and bell pepper pasta. We're roughing it, eh? Anyway, Jackson has been nice, and everything in between. Although I found out last night, in a most unpleasant manner, I get altitude sickness. I woke up around 2am with a horrendous throbbing headache. Things are better now, with the help of H2O and few doses of advil, but my head still feels like I have a cold without the cold.   Today we are canoing, and most likely, swimming as it is scorching hot. We will post more pictures soon...
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shirleyd
shirleyd on

Mall and Marvin
Pictures are nice and cute of you two....sure looks like a lot of fun...Wish I could do all that but...maybe in my next life time--haha Keep the pictures up. I really enjoy reading and seeing where you are.....I LOVE YOU.........GRAMMY XOXO

nancita
nancita on

altitude sickness
Drink more water. Lots and lots and lots more water, you will feel better. I chugged it in the mountains and it helped. No sippy cups for you. Auntie N

evilleheidi
evilleheidi on

Missin you!
You both look like you are having a blast! Marvin, I hope your back is better. Mallory, listen to your grammy and drink that water. I love you sister!

oxoxoxoxo

Heidi

evilleheidi
evilleheidi on

Re: Missin you!
whhops your Auntie N> :)

evilleheidi
evilleheidi on

Re: Missin you!
whoops, i mean listen to your your Auntie N> :) LOL!

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