We left Mount Rushmore en route to Casper, Wyoming, ending up at a park close to downtown Casper. We had a great time exploring the city which was actually pretty cool. We spent most of our time there just relaxing and going out. Goosey and I spent a great day at (another!) local science museum before seeing the new The Lion King movie in a really cool theater. We visited a great steakhouse twice before heading west a few days later.
Dubois, Wyoming (du-BOYZ) is a couple hours east of Yellowstone and we had a relaxing riverfront site in a quiet park. We spent a lot of time playing down by the river, staring at that big sky, building rock forts and dams and trying our best to disrupt the flow of the water, with little success.
We were all excited to check out Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park and ended up spending a night at the Jackson Lake Lodge to make the most of two days of exploring.
Our first day at Yellowstone was a bucket list of sorts, checking out Old Faithful, some really cool thermal springs, amazing wilderness walks and more. The lodge was really cool, with a 1950s diner and only one television in the entire place. We had a great night before heading back through Grand Teton National Park to check out some of the most amazing mountains we’ve seen on a morning hike.
We made it back to Dubois in time to celebrate National Day of the Cowboy in a town where it’s common to see cowboys ride into town on horseback. We had great seats for the parade through downtown, before checking out the local historical museum.
We loved our whirlwind tour through the area but continued on the move, heading through Idaho Falls, Idaho for a night on the way to Bozeman, Montana. Idaho Falls was bigger than we expected and a great place to stop for the night.
More to come from Big Sky Country soon!