June is shaping up to be a busy month for me. Last weekend I participated in a Ford-sponsored Route 66 road trip and now I’m preparing for a family road trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. This will be our third trip to the region in 13 months but our first road trip.
My oldest is a bit nervous about an 11-hour drive on our first day. We will be leaving Phoenix early in the morning and spending the night in Salt Lake City, Utah. I explained that we will be stopping along the way including a visit to Hoover Dam, a trip down the Las Vegas Strip and then pit stops for stretching, food and of course potty breaks.
After an overnight stay in Salt Lake City, we will head up to Idaho to visit a drive-through wild animal park before heading over the Teton Pass to Teton Village, Wyoming. Teton Village is located just outside of the town of Jackson and it is smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Grand Teton National Park area.
We plan to hike and mountain bike in the region for two days before heading up into Yellowstone for three nights. In Yellowstone we will also hike and mountain bike. I’ve discovered that we can bike in part of the Upper Geyser Basin (which is the home of the world-famous Old Faithful geyser) as well as Biscuit Basin so I think we’ll manage to get some biking time in Yellowstone, as well.
I most likely won’t have time to update The Autism Education Site while I’m away next week but if you’re interested in following along on our family’s road trip, you can follow me on Instagram @melliaz or on Twitter @MommyMellie.