The Beautiful Grand Teton as told to Elizabeth Sullivan
In 1972 or 1973, I took a trip to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming for my mother?s family reunion, which was to last for ten days. I had a pair of Converse canvass shoes and had worn them out because the rubber sole was so thin. My parents cut cardboard out and stuck it inside the shoes to make them last longer; however, they did not last much longer. Before our family went on the trip, my father decided to look for hiking boots. Everyone went and looked at boots. All of the children got a new pair of boots that were cool ?all leather and very expensive. My family went to Grand Teton in a station wagon, fitting six people and our luggage inside, along with some luggage on top of the car. We camped in tent cabins that had a metal frame. My sister was in gymnastics, and while she was playing on one of the bars, she fell off and broke her wrist. We went on a hiking trip around Jenny Lake, which was about six miles all around, but it felt like tons more. While hiking we had to cross over a small stream. I thought I found gold; however, it was just fool?s gold. After hiking for a while, we stopped to eat lunch. My father pulled out some Bit-O?-Honey candy, and we ate the candy way up in the mountains. This was a great family time.