The Grand Tetons

I have a new national park notch on my walking stick. The Grand Tetons are indeed very grand and we had a lot of fun exploring them. Not that we were prepared with all of the equipment we should have had with us. Half-way there we noticed we had forgotten to put in the bag with the binoculars, back-pack, hiking boots, sandals, etc. We were also unaware of the wonderful biking opportunities due to a lack of preparatory research on our part. Worst of all, we forgot the fishing poles. Lesson learned.
Wyoming is a state of contrasting geology, topography, and wind currents. On the long drive home, I found myself constantly thinking that the snow fences were placed on the wrong side of the highway. That is due to my years in north-eastern Colorado where the wind – and blizzards – generally come out of the north-west. Not true everywhere. Live and learn.
We did enjoy beautiful weather, got in a great hike, took wonderful photographs, ate well, slept well, and shopped well. That last one is predicated on the total amount spent. 🙂 The scenery, both mountains and lakes, is stupendous. The laughter was the best part of the whole trip. I love national parks.
I get my new glasses today. Hurray! Boy do I hope they help.
It is downright cold in Colorado. I am tempted to turn on the heat, however, I know Colorado well enough to know that it will be warm again tomorrow and I’ll be running the ac. That’s what sweaters are for anyway. Time to start the bi-annual switch-er-oo of what is out front in the closet.
I apologize for incorrectly scheduling the last blog. Another lesson learned. Fortunately, there are a lot of lessons that I haven’t learned yet, and that means I’m still alive and kicking!DSC_0624


About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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