Thursday, September 25, 2008

Grand Teton & Yellowstone Park

The most important person in a relationship must be yourself first. If you don't take care of you, your needs, your desires, your dreams then it is impossible to be the best that you can be. Your spouse deserves to be the very first next person in your life. Children grow up and move on with their lives, your spouse should be there throughout your life so it is important to nurture that relationship on a daily basis.

WaterBoy and I make it a point to spend quality time together. This has always been a number one priority. A few years back we decided to take annual long weekend trip traveling by car to see the sites that we live near. We consider this trip as a free trip! Yep, a free trip. It is not REALLY free, but because of the tricks we play with our finances throughout the year, the trip is paid with money that we have not missed. We never use change when purchasing anything, we only use bills. The coin we recieve back goes directly into our change jars. I have change jars in the laundry room, our bathroom, both our cars and our bedroom. You need to make it really easy to deposit that change into a jar. Typically when we cash in the change (usually twice a year Spring and Fall) we have about $450 to pay our way.

We live about 8 miles from the enterance of Grand Teton National Park. This is one of the most awe inspiring places on earth. Living so close to this beautiful area it is amazing how often we take advantage of and dismiss the grandure of the area. Last weekend we decided to trip through Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Our goal was to see many animals and to take many photos. Well we did take many photos 251 to be exact, but the animals well they were not so forth coming, that will need to be another day. I have a couple that you will enjoy.

Here is our journey.

WaterBoy and I were up before dawn. Our goal was to make it to Grand Teton National Park with beautiful morning light, we suceeded. Our first stop was the Chapel of Transfigureation. This is an Episcapal church located within the park. What a beautiful one room little log cabin. It’s large window frames the Grand Teton’s beautifully. I had forgotten the awe of standing infront of the alter framing the Teton’s with the simbal of our Lord. It is something to witness. This little chapel comes complete with beautiful stained glass arched windows, each telling their own story. My pictures of this morning, the mountains and the chapel look tampered with, I have not photoshopped anything. We have some smoke in the area which was in the air I believe this is why the mountians have that “Is That Real” look to them.

After our stop at the chapel we drove the Jenny Lake Loop. Jenny Lake is a beautiful place. Located at the base of the Grand Teton Mountains, because of a mirrored affect often it is hard to tell where the mountains end and the lake begins.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

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