We realized yesterday that after 10 nights in a tent on an air mattress (and two nights on a dorm mattress before that), that we were more than ready for a hotel! We decided to leave Grand Teton a day early from our original plan and head south towards Colorado.
We got up early for Grant to take some sunrise pictures of the mountains, then broke camp and went to Fossil Butte National Monument.
Fossil Butte has some of the world’s best preserved fossils of fish, plants, and insects. There isn’t much to the site other than the visitor center and a couple of trails through sagebrush (meaning no shade), so it was a quick stop.
From there, we ended up at the Hampton Inn in Evanston, Wyo. (in the southeast corner of the state, three miles from the Utah border)
We really enjoy camping, but this stretch has been the longest stretch we’ve done without a hotel and it’s been pretty brutal, especially since four of those nights were in an awful campground). We have slowly realized how much we want to get a travel trailer sooner rather than later. I guess we are getting old.
After a day of relaxation, we will visit a few more NPS sites in Colorado, then start the trek back home.