We drove out of Parowan, Utah on day 3 at 10AM and rolled into Jackson Hole, Wyoming at 9PM. It was a long day on the road and I did not even remember to look at today's mileage, but that doesn't matter because we had a great day.
We made really good driving time to Salt Lake City, where we re-fueled the Jeep and refueled our tummies right there at the gas station; thanks to my hunny for having our cooler well-stocked with good food to keep us going. We also finished off lunch with a marshmallow covered in caramel and dipped in chocolate. Here is the Mouse biting in...
Maintaining our momentum and trying to keep up with the 80MPH speed limit, we pushed on into Idaho (our fifth state that was not in our original plan) so we could see Idaho Falls along the Snake River. A quick look at Yelp helped us find this great Tapas restaurant (Republic American Grill and Tapas) located just across the street from the falls.
After dinner, we walked over to the park that provides views of Idaho Falls. While the kids were able to run wild and get some energy out, I was able to get this selfie with me and my sweetie. Which reminds me of how much I appreciate her and enjoying this time we have together on these long drives and not thinking about our hurried lives when we are back at home. So, here is one of my favorite pictures of today...
While we really enjoyed driving through Idaho, we were quite excited to get into Wyoming and start looking for bears, moose, elk, deer, and more. We finally arrived in Victor, Idaho and reached the border of Wyoming. We were all excited and decided this would be a great place for a break. This is before heading up into the mountain pass that climbs at a 10% grade eventually reaching about 8,600 feet in elevation.
As we dropped down into Jackson Hole, it was getting late and we were focused on finding a hotel and getting the kids into bed. So, sorry, we skipped having the kids post a picture today, but reaching the Wyoming border was exciting for the kids, even if it was just for them to stretch their legs and yell out for a bear to come visit.
Now settled in our room with kids asleep, there is a heavy thunderstorm rolling through the valley of Jackson Hole, so we will enjoy the flashes of lightening and booming thunder for now and dream about tomorrow's adventure.