DAY 16 HAS COME TO AN END AS WE TRAVEL TO CODY, WYOMING!!!
Today has been a VERY SPECIAL day for the TWB family!! After waking up at around 5:45 in the chilly air, we packed up quickly and head off to Jackson Square, a BEAUTIFUL western town in Wyoming!!
Our breakfast had a little bit of a French FLARE; it was especially great – we munched on croissants with an option of EITHER Nutella or jelly!! On the side (again, to balance out the meal) we had grapes!!! Which were VERY delicious As we caught up on some Z’s we dreamed and listened to the POTATO SONG!!!!!
Many say this song has changed their life (for the better)!! Also, we had a never-ending supply of snacks thanks to our packages from our friends and family back home! ;)
Once we made it to Jackson Hole, it was time to shop and get some BUUURRGEERS(even Bison Burgers)!!! The town was absolutely REMARKABLE, it looked as if it could be a western-Vegas! The shops were unique – we never knew what we were going to walk in to. Many participants found souvenirs such as t-shirts, postcards, etc. HOWEVER, some of the most prevalent things were the POUNDS of fur and leather!!! These types of shops were spread throughout the town.
|Brison Bingham is a bird if you're bird|
|The wildlife in Wyoming is particularly peculiar|
|Alex Cormier is finding his inner animal on this trip....and nutella.....lots of nutella|
|This is just to good not to share|
|Hunter Wood is realizing he now has to find a way down|
|Jackson Hole, WY!!|
NEXXXXT, TWB took a trek to the Church of Transfiguration, where we admired the Grand Tetons through the gorgeous, light-filled windows of the chapel. God, Mother Nature, and the MAGNIFICENT view compelled the counselors and participants as we had a time of reflection and peace. We were brought together once again and the amount of love and support grew even more -- as it has throughout the trip!!!
|Chapel of Transfiguration|
|A special TWB place|
|The Grand Tetons of Yellowstone|
|Our goofy staff|
|Remember y'all.....we love you so much!|
|The family is getting even closer|
From the chapel, the TWB FAM started heading straight for YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK!!!!! One of the best memories here was when we ALL started sprinting towards the Old Faithful Geyser to see her erupt in time!!! We pulled in at 5:20....AND GOOD OLE FAITHFUL LIVED UP TO HER NAME AND ERUPTED AT 5:24PM ON THE DOT!!!
It was such a MEMORABLE AND GORGEOUS SIGHT!!!!!
After our GROUP PIC We all went gift shopping and got ready to head off to the MUDPOTS!!!!
|There she blows!|
|Luke Edwards and Emilio Blair sporting some patriotic socks in preparation for tomorrow|
|Carly Brown decided to give Ryan Phillips a lift|
|Inside of the beautiful Old Faithful lodge|
THIS IS WHERE THE RANGER TY BROWN (hehehehehe) GAVE US A TOUR AND SOME FACTS ABOUT THE FASCINATING POTS!!!
Also, many OTHERS were interested in his own facts as they stole pictures of HIS UNIQUE & CHARISMATIC RANGER ATTIRE!!!!
|Matt has a specail treat for us....a past participant to show us the Mud-pots of Yellowstone|
|Ranger Ty Brown|
|This guy is OBSESSED with geysers|
|Overly thrilled to give us a tour|
|We really enjoyed our surprise tour with Ranger Ty Brown|
We all were very EXCITED when we started seeing the BISON!!!!! (WHAT DOES A DAD SAY TO HIS SON WHEN HE GOES OFF TO COLLEGE??? BYE-SON
-Grant) We all knew when they were close – someone would ALWAYS started screaming!!! Then, in under a second we all were smashed against the windows!! For dinner, we had subs (WOOHOOOOO) with ham and cheese!! FURTHERMORE, we had bananas and peanut butter crackers to choose from for side items!!!
|AWWWWE baby bison|
We will arrive late tonight in Cody, Wyoming...eager to white water raft, rodeo, and celebrate the greatest country on earth. USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!