Duke and I are on road trip back to his high school reunion in Iowa. We are making a point of stopping to see old friend and relatives along the way. Before we left Salt lake we had breakfast with family that we went fishing with last year. It was fun. From Salt Lake we headed north east into Wyoming to Fossil Butte National Monument. They are renovating the visitor center and adding a time line along the railing around the center. It It really gave me a perspective on how old the earth is and how little of that time we have been here. The fossils inside were impressive too and we got to see a ranger working with a tiny drill and a microscope to expose a fossil fish.
From Fossil Butte we drove to the Tetons and camped for the night. When I was a kid my family used to spend a week in the summer camping in Grand Teton National Park. My Mother who grew up in the Canadian Rockies loved the Tetons. On one family trip my Dad climbed the Grand Teton. I think they are the most beautiful mountains in the world It was a great time to be there. The camp ground wasn't full and the weather was wonderful.
I am behind on updating this blog for our trip. My excuse is that we haven't had internet every day. If you would like to see all the pictures from the trip they are available on Flickr here.