Three Common Mergansers swam next to our inflatable kayak that we took to Grand Teton National Park. There were actually six in total, but I was only able to get 3 in the frame at a time. They were close, the boat was rocking and I was trying not to lose my paddle while taking a photograph.
So, here is the continuation of our “Living in the Moment” series from last September. All the “Living in the Moment” posts are at the bottom of this post if you want to catch up.
Silence except a lap of the waves
the sun going down ever so slowly
thoughts swish through my mind’s eye
a cool breeze kisses my skin.
here were plenty of spots for social distancing, however, some of the must-see places were screaming with tourists (just like us). We did find some out of the mainstream places to find serenity.
Moving along the river with his cows, was the biggest bull elk we had seen in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton. We had seen some big bulls but this guy was a monster. If a large bull elk weighs 700 lbs, this bull would have been at least 800 lbs.
As we drove up the mountain, we watched the temperature in the van dip lower and lower the higher we went. At this point we wondered when the rain would turn to snow.
The house has large vaulted ceilings in the family room and lots of tall windows that let in abundant light and picturesque views of the mountains and valley.
My birthday wish was to be right here at this moment with my sweet husband watching the sun set over the mountains and drinking hot chocolate. I like cake, but this was going to be a non-traditional birthday to remember.
Please check with the rangers when you enter Yellowstone National Park to see how you’ll be affected.
Staying in the Tiny House is much different than staying in the main house. Even though you have your own private room and bathroom in the main house, staying in the Tiny House gives you a sense of independence that you don’t feel in the main house.