Wednesday, November 6, 2013

road trip recap: grand teton national park (part ii)

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We had to drive through Grand Teton again to get to Yellowstone, so we had saved Mormon Row for a stop on our way out that last day.  "Mormon Row" is so-named because it is a preserved area of the park where Mormons settled and built homesteads at the turn of the century.  Not a bad place to put a homestead, I say.  It was pretty amazing to see the old houses and barns against that stunning mountain backdrop.  Unfortunately, as I went exploring, I was stung by a bee on my ankle.  O.M.G.  I was stung by bees plenty of times when I was a kid running around in the clover, but this was something entirely different.  I literally shrieked at the pain of it, and it started swelling up immediately.  Of course there was no baking soda nearby, which was the only remedy for a bee sting that I could recall, so I just watched as it got puffier and puffier and throbbed more and more.  A couple of K's beers were still relatively cold, so I grabbed one of those and pressed it to my ankle, but the pain didn't go away for SEVERAL DAYS, and the swelling got much worse before it got better.  I couldn't believe it. 

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