Sunday, August 9, 2009
On the Road
We have officially started our roadtrip! We left yesterday evening and stopped in Evanston, Wyoming for the night. I know, I know, we didn't make it very far (maybe 2 hours from our house).
We had planned to leave Saturday morning before Bill got stuck with a lot of work that delayed our schedule and I had done the dishes and taken out the trash one last time about five or six times and decided we just needed to go.
Here's a picture of Sandy playing in the car when we stopped for lunch. We stopped in Daniel, Wyoming, to eat sandwiches next to a cemetery. As we walked around, though, we came across a Prairie of the Mass monument honoring the location of the first Catholic mass in Wyoming.
Then it was on to our first official stop: Grand Teton National Park.
Bill really wanted to see Mormon Row (above), which is the remnants of a settlement of Mormons within the park boundaries.
We made it to Jackson Lodge in time for a 5:45 sacrament meeting. It was a great meeting - the Jackson Hole Playhouse provided the speakers and music. The owner and the director are both members of the ward as are many of the cast members and so I guess it is an annual tradition that they present a musical sacrament meeting. There were some excellent talks, primarily focusing on gratitude, and beautiful songs including "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" and "I Stand All Amazed."
By the time we got done with the meeting, though, we were starving. So we thought we'd grab some food and eat it on our way to our campsite in Yellowstone National Park.
Sandy ate macaroni and cheese out of her snack trap. I love this snack cup!!
On to Yellowstone!