With another move happening so soon and because we haven’t been exactly sure when we would gt into our house we needed a summer vacation that was convenient and flexible without deposits or commitments. So heading to Star Valley, Wyoming was a perfect solution. My parents spend the summer at the Star Valley Ranch Resort in their RV. When we lived in Rexburg we made quite a few trips over to see them. You can tour their “summer home” here.
We rented a tent cabin- which is a little cabin that provides the beds and mats to lay your sleeping bag on. It is a great alternative to tent camping which I never really enjoy. Maybe because I was raised on RV camping. I’m ruined because my idea of camping includes an electrical outlet, a TV, and a microwave. Anyway, the cabin was especially appreciated on the last night in Star Valley when a huge storm blew through. Our stuff would have been drenched and blown away.
We’ve had an ATV for a year but this trip was the first time we took it with us and we were glad we did. We spent a couple of days driving it up beautiful trails in the canyons. One day we explored the area around Cottonwood Lake and Mike tried to teach the kids to fish.
Mike untangled a lot of lines and Abby and Sam did manage to learn to cast well but no fish were caught. That’s probably because neither kid had enough patience to wait for a fish to come bite. They just kept casting the line and reeling it in. Kaitlyn was only interested in fishing for about 5 minutes before she gave it up and went exploring instead.
I loved all the wildflowers. We saw lots of Indian Paintbrush. Kaitlyn read a book in kindergarten called The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. She was excited to see real Indian Paintbrush.
One more post to come about our vacation in Wyoming. You can see our last vacation in Star Valley here.