Saturday, July 6, 2013


July 5, 2013 -

Time for road trip.  We packed a lunch and headed out to find the Upper and Lower Mesa Falls just outside of Island Park.  The falls are easy to find and very popular.  There are boardwalks and overviews for visitors to view the falls and take pictures.  Value added to the trip was all the wild flowers that were in bloom while we were there.  Upper Mesa Falls is 114 ft.

 There is a lodge at the Upper Falls that was built as a destination point during the same time as the great lodges were built in several national parks.

 The boardwalks have great views for taking pictures.

Yep, we were impressed by the rainbows.

Bear country.  We're really close to Yellowstone and first evidence is posted warnings about bears and garbage cans that are bear proof.  I was using one of the cans and it had a clever lever system that took me a second to figure it out.  I finished and a little boy exclaimed "She knew how to use the trash can."  I smiled and said "Would you help me if I couldn't figure it out?" and he said "No."  It was too cute.

Trip ended with a stop for rootbeer floats!  This was on Hwy 20 near Aston.   A perfect addition to our lunch.

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