Time for the first real RV trip! We had the destinations picked out long before the RV was a reality. So now it was time to pack up and head northwest to…Wyoming? While much of Wyoming is a big vast nothingness, the NW corner packs some of the best landscape in the United States. And there it appeared on the horizon as I drove in. You don’t see mountains quite like those in Colorado.
Kim and I had road tripped through here on a cross-country college adventure. But we never really had time to stop and enjoy. Now with the kids, it was an even better time to enjoy it. I felt like the RV had arrived so I took its picture…with no humans.
Rare selfie of the parents. The camera doesn’t do those mountains justice.
The kids. I really think they believe these mountains are normal. I am still in awe.
We actually didn’t go into the park itself that night. You can drive through but not really into the park. We had to get down to Jackson (Hole), WY just south of the park for our RV spot. First true dinner.
The dogs were like we drove all day and now we get to chew bones in a yard? Sweet.
The next day we went to Jackson to check it out. Never been. There is the ski hill in the background of course. The town is pretty cool if you are into touristy stuff. But it has a less cheesy, more upscale tone than say, Estes Park. The kids have fun shopping so we spent a few hours going around town. That is a huge arch made of antlers in the back. There are 4 of them actually. One on each corner of that town square. Everyone agreed they would like to go back to Jackson again.
Minutes later, we were at the park. Here is the mandatory sign picture. While I was taking this, Lizzy jumped out of the RV window and came running up to me. She cannot be separated from me.
As we drove through the park, Kim and her buddy are always making out.
Time for some water! I knew people paddleboarded at the park and we found out it was best at a place called String Lake. It was very busy so we had to leave and try back for lack of RV parking space. But we finally got in and got on our boards. It is a nice thin shallow lake that warms up more than most mountain lakes. It was fun to get wet and cruise around.
Sydney rated this her favorite stop of the whole trip.
Kayla was ready to party and get wet.
The big girls out on the boards. It has been a long winter so nobody had there “stand up” legs yet I guess.
Reagan also voted this a “must see” stop.
After some more sight seeing, we headed north to our next stop: Yellowstone. The kids crashed on various beds in the RV while we motored on.