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More Tutus on Tetons

Rain. Rain. Clouds and rain. We planned for 4 nights in Victor, which gave us 3 full days to explore the national park and Jackson. Unfortunately, it rained the entire time we were there.

On our first trip over Teton pass we couldn’t help but say to each other over and over again, “Thank God we didn’t try to drive the RV over this mountain!” It offers an amazing view of the valley and the Tetons, but by the time we reached the summit the rain had turned to snow. It’s a challenging drive in any weather, in any sized car.

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The Visitors Center entertained us for nearly an hour, great movie and exhibits. It was raining when we stepped out again, but we powered on, spending a lot of time in the car and doing our best to imagine what the tops of the Tetons looked like.

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We searched and searched for wildlife as we drove around the entire loop of the park. Allison really wanted to see a moose, but we only saw elk from a long distance away and some birds, including a flirty grouse that put on a real show for Ali.

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On day two we drove over the pass again landing in Jackson in the middle of Elkfest 2013. The Boy Scouts of America host this Elk Antler Auction every year and use the proceeds to help fund habitat improvement projects in the National Elk Refuge.

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Notice my new hat!  I was desperate for an alternative to my baseball caps.

Notice my new hat! I was desperate for an alternative to my baseball caps.

A family of robins was working hard on a nest in the tree right outside our RV.

A family of robins was working hard on a nest in the tree right outside our RV.

A drive through Victor, ID. So green!

The drive to Driggs. So green!

We decided that we have to return here at some point in our lives. When we were driving back south through Idaho after our stay in Yellowstone we got to see the Grand Tetons in the bright sunshine, on a cloudless day. Breath-taking!