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Monday, July 28, 2014

Return to Bear Lake, Utah

Aloha Everyone,

We woke up this morning with every intention of going to Yellowstone National Park. However, after seeing a long line of steady north bound traffic on Highway 89 and confirming the bad weather forecast for the remainder of the week, we decided to head back to Utah.

There were a couple of sites we wanted to see before leaving the Grand Teton National Park. Here is a barn and a house that are historical memorials to the Mormon homestead.

A group of artists were out this morning trying to capture the ephemeral beauty of the early morning light.

There must have been a colony of 40 - 50 of these little animals. They looked well-fed and were running from one burrow entrance to another.

The name "Jenny" has a special meaning in our family and so J.J. and I decided to try to access Jenny Lake one more time before we left the Grand Teton National Park.

Though the camping ground was again full, one way scenic loop was accessible.

Here are photos of Jenny Lake:

Our lunch was purchased from the deli at Albertson in Jackson Hole. This establishment has great fresh produce. Quality and prices are comparable to Whole Foods.

The picnic location we chose was by the Snake River where people launch their rafts to float down stream.

Passed by the town of Afton where their claim to fame is the biggest elk horn arch on Main Street.

We also drove by north Bear Lake to compare their white sandy beach to sands of Sandy Beach on Oahu.

Tonight we are back in the RV park we stayed 3 nights ago in Garden City, Utah.

Garden City where we are staying is famous for their raspberries and raspberry shakes.

Every establishments on Main Street where they sell raspberry shakes had lines of eager customers.

Tonight Honu is under an apple tree.

Aloha -- Cathi