We're taking a year off to travel! travel blog

We planned to meet John and Sue for dinner this afternoon, so took the morning to scout around for another camping spot, in case we might need one. We drove Buffalo Valley Road quite a ways into the national forest area, coming across a lake and residences. We did find some camping areas but not suitable for our size trailer. But the wildflowers! They were amazing everywhere we looked!

After lunch we drove in to the visitor center as they were having a raptor display that John and Sue though we might enjoy. They had a young bald eagle that was the highlight of the show, although I was personally delighted with the owl.

As they had to work until later in the afternoon, we took the opportunity to drive up Teton pass, the original way into the valley. It was quite the drive, with 12% grade. The views were outstanding at the top. There were a couple of hiking trails, but we had neither the time nor the inclination to check them out. I did get tickled as I watched the bike path, complete with lane markings and road signs (stop, yield, turn, etc) More like California than Colorado!

We checked out the Miller House and drove into the Elk Refuge. We have seen pictures, but of course did not see any elk today. I would love to see the herds that winter there! After John and Sue got off work we loaded up and drove to another of their favorite places for dinner, a local hangout called Cutty’s. There we had philly cheesesteak sandwiches and fries for dinner. Sue and I split one and skipped the fries, thank goodness, as it was HUGE!

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