On The Road: Part Six
The room was quite large with a separate sitting area. Like all of the other places we stayed, there were refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker for our use.
The front porch became a favorite place; we were located beside the creek and we enjoyed getting to know a nesting Canada goose, though I do not believe that the pleasure was mutual.
The Tetons were absolutely gorgeous. We didn't find the animals to be as up close and personal as they had been at Custer and Yellowstone, but it didn't matter because everywhere were the mountains, totally different from anywhere else we'd been.
One evening we went on another open-jeep wildlife safari expeditions. We didn't see any marmots, but I really liked the sign.
Another interesting experience at Teton was a river safari. It wasn't one of those "ride the rapids" types, but a calmer expedition, designed for viewing wildlife. We saw beavers, eagles, etc., and again the terrific scenery.
Once again, the guide was knowledgable, friendly, and interesting. We shared the boat with a family of four from Texas.
As we drove back and forth from [not so] Rustic Inn and the park, we passed a huge area that was a preserve where elk could winter over. Obviously, there were no elk in June.
We also would drive past the National Wildlife Art Museum, something we had never heard of before. I am so glad we decided to stop there! The sculptures were wonderful. This moose is the only one I saw, though Joe did photograph a live one using his telescopic camera lens. The museum had paintings as well as the sculptures, and a little cafe that we found inviting. We had our lunch outside on the patio, looking out over the mountains.