|The Cast of Characters|
|Our VRBO rental in Victor, Idaho|
|The view from the back deck.|
|Mike, the head chef, flashing gang signs in the kitchen.|
|The crew ready to hit the road.|
We also saw a large group of elk, and I spotted a moose drinking from the river when we were still in Utah heading up a mountain canyon. Dave saw a bee up close and personal, as one flew inside his helmet and stung his ear on our first day as we were driving over Monte Cristo Highway in Utah. More on that later.
The weather was beautiful the entire weekend, which made riding that much more enjoyable. Our itinerary was very flexible, so we spent as much time as we felt like at different stops along the way. In Jackson Hole, we did the usual tourist things, watching an old West shootout on the street, posing in front of the elk antler arches, and shooting whiskey at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Okay, I guess not everybody does that last one, but since it was Shawn's first time there, I felt like the occasion should be properly celebrated.
Just like last year, we spent way too much time at Old Faithful, or as we like to call it Old Disappointment. Not because it doesn't erupt regularly, but because it's more than a little underwhelming seeing it in person for the first time after hearing about it for years. Or, maybe we're just jaded. Honestly, we all like the ice cream cones from the visitor center better than the geyser.
|Ice cream and Old Faithful|
|Monte, a good listener with an ear for everyone.|
|Boys and their toys.|
|Justin had some odd choices for riding attire this year.|
|An overcast day in Grand Teton National Park, but still beautiful.|