I packed my bags for Valentines not knowing where Greg was taking me. We ended up in Beautiful Sedona and enjoyed a relaxing weekend.
We've never taken the Pink Jeep Tours (maybe because it seems so touristy) so we decided to give it a try. We took the Broken Arrow Tour and loved it! My thoughts have changed... If your going to Sedona don't miss the Pink Jeep Tours it really adds to the Sedona Experience!
Another beautiful destination in Arizona!
Wow... SWA knows how to throw a great party. They had a singing Ariel (CC's favorite), petting zoo, zip lining and of course a visit from Santa. We also watched a vintage plane take off from the Phoenix hanger. Have I mentioned lately that I really like my job?
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After flying into Salt Lake City we had lunch with Charlotte's Grandparents then drove for about five hours to Jackson Hole. We spent one night in Jackson Hole, two in Grand Teton National Park and three in Yellowstone. Greg and I visited Yellowstone years ago and knew this would be a fun vacation for Charlotte. She was very excited to see all of animals, mud volcano and geysers.
Grand Teton National Park
Schwabacher Landing has the most beautiful views of Grand Teton. We walked along the river and the views seemed to keep getting more amazing. Some of the most famous Teton photos were taken here.
Charlotte wanted to join in on the fun after seeing the artist painting... not a bad idea. :)
A playful weasel!
Greg and I went whitewater rafting down the Snake River years ago and were hoping to go on a scenic float with Charlotte. Unfortunately they stopped the floats a few days before we arrived. We loved visiting Grand Teton in the Fall but if your wanting to do a float you might want to visit mid-end September. We were there the first week of October.
The Chapel of Transfiguration
I was one of many photographers at Oxbow Bend at sunset. The Autumn colors were beautiful!
There aren't many options for accommodations when staying in Grand Teton National Park. We were happy with our stay at the Signal Mountain Lodge on Jackson Lake. This was the view from our balcony.
One of the best places we found to see moose was behind the Jackson Lake Lodge. We also went on a short hike there at Lunch Tree Hill and continued to see more moose... don't forget binoculars!
Hiking at String Lake
This evening we had dinner at Pica's Taco in Jackson Hole. If your looking for some good grub we highly recommend this restaurant.
First stop, West Thumb.
Fountain Paint Pot
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
We stayed in West Yellowstone and visited the Discovery Center so we could see Grizzly Bears.
Norris Geyser Basin
We had great weather on our trip until the day we explored Norris Geyser Basin. We were enjoying 70 + degree's until a cold front moved in and dropped to 30 degrees... chance of snow, rain and windy. It's amazing how quickly the weather can change at Yellowstone. The cold front wasn't forecast before our trip but I had read how the weather can quickly change, glad I was prepared. Greg didn't bring a jacket and froze.
Mammoth Hot Springs
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River
Old Faithful Inn
Our last night in Yellowstone was spent at the Old Faithful Inn (the only night the Inn wasn't booked). We enjoyed our stay here in this charming Inn. I took the 45 minute tour of the Inn and enjoyed learning more about it. I didn't realize how old it was... built in 1903. They are finally trying to restore the lobby fireplace that hasn't fully worked since the 1959 earthquake. The red door is original.
Old Faithful Geyser
It's still going!
A few pictures on our drive back to Salt Lake City...
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