I must admit that Yellowstone was more than I could imagine. My senses were overloaded with so many sights, sounds and smells! I am so blessed to be able to see so many parts of our beautiful country.
You can’t believe then, how excited I got when I overheard my caregivers talking about another Park that was going to be our next stop.
Grand Teton National Park was just around the next bend. Here are some interesting facts I picked up while traveling through the park:
Grand Teton is one of the top 10 visited national parks in the United States. It receives more than 2.5 million people each year. Wow, I meet a lot of people, but 2.5m in a year, that would be so cool!
The fastest land mammal in the western hemisphere can be found living in Grant Teton National Park. It is the pronghorn, and can run as fast as 70 miles per hour. Okay, I must admit the pronghorn would beat me in a race.
Mammals found in Grand Teton National Park include black bears, grizzly bears, gray wolves, coyotes, river otters, cougars, martens, elk, bison, and moose. Knowing that all of these creatures are around, I decided not to wander from the car.
On this day we witnessed God’s beautiful and majestic handiwork of creation! He truly is a (p)awesome God!
I am thinking that our National Parks are pretty special places.
Stay tuned as we continue our travels onto Nevada and into the Sierra Nevada mountains.