Sightseeing in the Tetons

We were ready for a day of sightseeing after having slept for about 12 hours.  We were up and out by 7am.  We did take time to watch the sunrise over the mountains from our balcony and see the low flying clouds float by.

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Sunrise from the balcony
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Low-flying clouds

Our first destination was a return to the Jackson Hole Visitor Center.  It looked like a great place to take photos and we hoped to see some animals wandering around.  Here are some photos I took:

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Water plants
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This area was right behind the Visitor Center
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Lots of beautiful scenery
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I did see one animal.  This deer was foraging near the water.

Since we hadn’t eaten dinner, we were ready for a good breakfast.  We had a place in mind but after parking downtown right on the square, we couldn’t find it.  I saw another one that I had read about; so we walked across the street to see if we could get a table.  It was filled  with a lot of people sitting and waiting.  We walked next door and found another restaurant which had just opened. Shawn decided he wanted to try eggs Benedict and I had a vegetable frittata. A bit on the expensive side but very filling.  The hot chocolate was delicious!

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This is where we ate breakfast.

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After breakfast, we walked around the square looking at the shops (most were still closed).  We did manage to find one shop that was opened with lots of souvenirs, clothes and all kinds of western art. Shawn ended up buying a funny tee shirt that said, “Bears love people” ( They taste like chicken! ) Jackson Hole, Wyoming .

We walked over to the park (minus the hordes of tourists) to take a few photos of the antler entrances to the park.

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There were 4 of these antler entrances.

Knowing we would be returning to Jackson Hole at the end of our journey, we put off serious buying until then.

It was about 10 pm when we  returned to the visitor center and this time to get directions for our sightseeing drive. The personnel were very knowledgeable and helpful.  A young man gave me a map and marked the route for us to take.  It was an easy  loop through the Tetons and didn’t look too difficult to follow. We started out around 10:15 am.

 

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