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 as well as mainstream 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. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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