Day 13 Grand Tetons, Steamboat Springs

We had another great experience with a pre-booked boat trip to Elk Island on Jackson Lake for a catered breakfast. We drove a short distance to Colter Bay Marina and departed at 7:15 am. It was again a gorgeous summer morning and after a 30 minute narrated ride, over to the island, we were greeted with a wonderful hot breakfast that included pancakes, salmon, bacon and eggs, fruit and muffins. It was delicious. We had time to make a short climb up a nearby hill for some great views and then headed back on the boat. The whole trip was about two hours and well worth the (expensive) price paid.

This brought an end to our time in the Tetons and with my brother and his family. We returned to the room and packed up and said our goodbyes. We would see my parents again a few days later when we visited family in Kansas.

We headed south through Jackson Hole and down Rt. 191, stopping for lunch at a China Gourmet in Pinedale, WY. Along the road, we caught the final license plate in our quest to see all 50 in our travels. The Chinese food came in handy that evening, after we arrived for the night in Steam Boat Springs. We stayed at the Holiday Inn and got the kids settled down, letting them eat leftover Chinese using the room’s microwave.   We also convinced our oldest to use the hotel’s laundry room to do a few loads.   Kim and I took advantage of this and set out for a nice dinner without the kids (for the first time on the entire trip.) We found a nice small Mexican place called the Cantina on the main strip in town -a welcome break from the trip.

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