Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dan's Birthday Drive

On the morning of August 3rd, Dan and I set out for an adventurous Birthday Drive.  (He turns 63 on the 5th.) We headed up to Jackson Hole but bypassed the junction looking for the Swan Lake Temple.  We didn't find any signs of it but we saw eagles nest after eagles nest.  So many!!
I stopped the car a ways back from this one and walked up closer to get a picture.  Both mama and baby were in the nest and as I approached the mama started yelling at her baby to "get down" which she did.  I relate to the protective tendencies of mamas so I stopped where I was and took my picture.

Then we turned around went back to the junction and on our way to Jackson Hole.  While  walking to the resturant Dan needed to sit down for a minute and a young man offered to take our picture. 

We had lunch at the Mountain High Pizza Pie resturant.

This beautiful statue was on a bench on the sideway and reminded me of Gwenevere and Gracie with their new baby kitties so I took a picture of it for them. 

We moved on towards Jenny's Lake in the Grand Teton National Park but there were people and cars everywhere so we turned around and headed back towards the Teton Pass. 
Dan directed me to a little, tiny mountain dirt road leading to Wilson and from there we went over the pass into Victor. We drove through Driggs and turned off the highway at Hoopes Road. We had hoped to find Dave and Jo's dry-farm piece of land so we began to drive back towards Victor across the whole side of the mountain range on another little dirt road over bumps and dips and cracks and holes to no avail. When we got to Packsaddle Road we turned left towards Driggs and turned left again at 8000 W. We managed to find their old house that they built after the flood and it was fun to see it again.  

This is what we saw ahead of us....

 and this is was we saw behind us.

And if we looked east we could see the Tetons along with "No Trespassing" signs.

We continued on 8000 W back across the same mountain  range towards the highway again.  We never did find their new place so we came on home through Newdale and Rexburg. 

Needless to say, we had a wonderful day and a marvelous Birthday Drive.
PS.  I had to wash the car when we got home :-)

1 comment:

Martha Kristi said...

looks like fun. yummy pizza too.