August 17, 2011
Yellowstone National Park + Grand Tetons
After a long day of driving, hiking and sight seeing we decided to try to look for a place to stay in Jackson, WY. Little did we know that this time of year everything is BOOKED solid and the only places with availability had suites and more expensive rooms available only. We decided to drive a bit further and quickly realized there is absolutely nothing outside of Jackson, and the windy mountain roads are not fun after a long day, and during the evening.
Finally we drove through Alpine, WY, which had two motels next to each other. One kind of shady, one less shady. Needless to say, we went with the less shady one, and it was really a pleasure of a stay. Had a lot of funny old lady quality to it.
After this part of the trip, our pictures become less frequent. The following day we drove over 13 hours from Alpine, WY to Portland, OR. Portland was amazing. Good food, fun activities, and a wonderful little brewery restaurant called Hub. I love this place. We stayed here from the 18th and 19th and then headed back towards Seattle to catch out flight back on the 21st. The night before we left we stayed in Bremerton, WA, which almost ended up being a complete disaster! I’ll try to post some pictures from that portion, although we were so tapped out from taking pictures there are only a few Instagram photos.
All in all a quite spectacular trip!