Campbell's 2017 Western Trip travel blog

Teton Mountain Range

West Yellowstone KOA Campsite

August 19 – Travel from Boulder, WY to West Yellowstone, Montana

This morning, Martha woke us up at 5 AM to let us know that she needed to visit a vet to resolve her intestine and anxiety issues. In the past week, she has had a need to cough up the fluid from her stomach which was empty. She is also very disturbed when we leave her in the motor home while we visit friends and sites. Her anxiousness results in her coughing fluid from her other end.

So, we started off toward Jackson, Wyoming and Kathleen found a vet that was open on Saturdays and we were at their door at 9 AM when they opened.

After about 4 hours and some well spent funds, we now have meds that should resolve all of the issued listed above. In addition, she will get a Pepsid AC at bedtime with her second half supper.

The town of Jackson was packed with tourists. Each intersection had two flag men to stop traffic to let the pedestrians cross. Traffic was bumper to bumper when we again headed north at 1 PM.

Jackson and the Grand Teton National Park are in the middle of the path of the eclipse on Monday. There are large lit sighs that state that stopping on the roads during the eclipse is not permitted and to use headlights when it is dark. : |

The drive north of Jackson through the Teton Valley was wonderful. The Teton Mountains are more jagged and higher and amazing than I remembered. The drive to Yellowstone National Park was enjoyable also.

We stopped at Old Faithful for fuel. It was packed. The parking lots were full and cars were parked on the lawns. We will return to Old Faithful very early on Monday and stay for the eclipse and spouting high temperature water.

We arrived at the West Yellowstone KOA in Montana, 10 miles east of the park, in time to enjoy a KOA supplied dinner. We sat with a couple from Utah who camp at Yellowstone twice a year but are staying in a motel this time since all of the campgrounds are full.

Martha seems well and is hungry and thirsty. With her second half supper, she got two raw meatballs that had powder of two smashed pills cleverly hidden inside. They went down smooth. : )

We are off early tomorrow morning to Canyon Village for a Ranger walk along the south rim of the canyon at Artist’s Point.

Nuts and Bolts – This is the fourth campground that has the sewer opening 10 yards from the electric box and water faucet and my 8’-long sewer hose will not reach the sewer receptacle if the electric cable is connected to the electrical box.

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