Our Great Quest for Elusive Moose! ~ A Grand Teton/Yellowstone TR - Completed!

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  1. disneyfaninaz

    disneyfaninaz It takes faith, trust & pixie dust!

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    Thanks!:flower3: I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to see a moose.

    Anyway, my DH says that it was the best $50 he ever spent by giving it to the ranger to move the animatronic moose out to the river bank! :laughing:
     
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  3. caitlinsdad

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    Thank you for another great trip report.
    I am in the planning stage of driving from Ct to Vancouver BC with a stop in yellowstone on the way out and posibly yosemite on the way home.

    a four week trip with a diseny cruise to alaska.


    Sadly I will only have a day in each park this time, but will get a taste from another trip
     
  4. AZBeth

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    That was a great trip report. It looks like we are going to go to YNP/GTNP in July 2011 afterall... When we asked our children where they wanted to go they both said Yellowstone. Since I am also from the Phoenix area I was wondering if you ever priced flying into Jackson, WY and was it a lot more expensive? Also what was the drive time from SLC to GTNP/YNP to SLC?

    Thanks,

    Beth
     
  5. disneyfaninaz

    disneyfaninaz It takes faith, trust & pixie dust!

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    Hey Beth, your family will love the parks. The problem with flying to Jackson is that you have to lay over either in Denver or Salt Lake City, there are no direct flights. I looked at Frontier and US Airways, both of which charge for bags. Flights to Jackson were much more expensive than flying into Salt Lake City and driving. The drive was about 6 hours (same as from here to Anaheim), but the landscape was like nothing we ever see here in Arizona or along the I-10.

    Also, if you haven't already done so, you want to book your accommodations inside the parks now!

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! :)
     
  6. disneyfaninaz

    disneyfaninaz It takes faith, trust & pixie dust!

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    Sounds like a wonderful trip. I would love to see Vancouver someday. Our nieghbors are going to Vancouver next May and taking DCL to Alaska.

    I figure even a day at the park is better than none at all! Hope you can fit them both into your itinerary. If you are wanting accommodations within the parks, you should probably book them as soon as possible. :)
     
  7. AZBeth

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    Thanks for the flight information Wendy... I think we will probably stick with flying into SLC... We may flight in the evening before and stay in SLC and get up early and drive up to WY... but on return flight I would like to try to drive directly to airport and flight home the same day... Is that what you did and did you?

    I have managed to get our lodging reserved in YNP (Snow lodge and Canyon) and we are on the wait list for Jackson Lake Lodge...

    Beth
     
  8. disneyfaninaz

    disneyfaninaz It takes faith, trust & pixie dust!

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    Hi Beth,

     
  9. StregaNona

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    Wonderful trip report!! We will be visiting Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons for two to three days this fall and your photos and report were very much appreciated - thank you!
     
  10. disneyfaninaz

    disneyfaninaz It takes faith, trust & pixie dust!

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    Thanks! You're welcome! :blush:
     
  11. iHEARTflorida

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    Great TR disneyfaninaz! Haven't had the opportunity to visit this part of the States yet, it's next on my list to visit! Those thermals look spectacular! Glad you finally go to see your 'elusive' moose! :)
     

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