I would like to say that it’s hard to believe the summer season here at Luton’s Teton Cabins is almost over but when you wake and it is a brisk 17 degrees outside, it just slaps you in the face and reminds you to start packing up the 5th wheel! This has been a very busy month, as the cabins are full of guests, enjoying the active wildlife and fall colors in the park.
We have also had our own visitors as well, which we always enjoy. Mike and Sue, our good friends from college, drove out from Wisconsin for a short visit. Makena enjoyed showing them her favorite off-leash walking trail!
Gary and Julia, Dan’s brother and sister-in-law, also flew in for a few days to visit. It was Gary’s 60th birthday! He informed us that we have to stop referring to this time of the year as the “newlyweds and nearly-deads” and add in the “empty nesters” as well! We scheduled a float trip down the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, and they both enjoyed the relaxing 8-mile evening float.
With both Mike and Sue, and Gary and Julia, we did our best to play tour guides of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. With only limited time to explore, we did hit the high points.
Of course, it is Wyoming, and late September, so it’s not unusual to encounter a quick snow storm at Yellowstone!
Both Mike and Sue, as well as Gary and Julia, took some time to enjoy the beautiful sunsets that we get to watch right here at Luton’s Cabins. With the cooler nights, we have been getting a lot of colorful ones.
We always enjoy having visitors, and are more than happy to show off “our parks” to others. We have already committed to coming back to Luton’s next year, as well as everyone else that works here. Brad and Joanne said this is the first time that all their employees will be returning the following season. They are such wonderful people to work for. So if you will be out in Wyoming next summer, let us know!!
Dan and Al have been busy fishing this summer, and have caught their limit many times. We have had two potluck meals with everyone where they grilled the fish. These are native cutthroat trout – they look like a rainbow trout with the exception of an orange line under their mouth.
I had a bit of an adventure with a wasp nest. Makena was out on her leash and got stuck under one of the jacks on the fifth wheel. When I crawled under to get her unstuck, I came face to face with this bowling ball sized nest!! Dan has had an allergic reaction to bees in the past, so it was my job to get rid of this thing. I waited until the morning when it was in the 30’s, so the wasps were less active, and used an entire can of wasp spray, plus I had a shovel to scoop up the nest and throw it into the creek behind our 5th wheel. Now we look under the slides every week to make sure they don’t rebuild! It’s one of the disadvantages of being in the same place for a long period of time.
We are ready for new adventures, and look forward to hitching up and heading south next week. We will have about 10 days to get to Yuma, Arizona, where we will be working at Westwind RV and Golf Resort. It will be our first time working at a campground. With all new adventures, I will have more to blog about.
The other morning, the moon was setting West behind the Tetons, as the sun was rising in East. It made for a colorful morning photo.
Quote for the Day: “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.” – Sharon Draper