Yellowstone National Park has been on our list for a while now. But R and I could never figure out our vacation times good enough to take a week off. It seemed that way cause the affordable air tickets were to Salt Lake City , which is a 5 hr drive to Yellowstone. All the other closer airports had ticket prices that made traveling to Europe look easier. So, when were planning our annual ritual of a Memorial Day weekend at a national park, I did not even consider looking at Yellowstone.
But as fate would have it, I found reasonable ticket fares from Austin to Jackson Hole with a stopover in Denver (<5 hrs travel time). Bonus points, R gets to travel from Pittsburgh to Denver and we could go to Jackson Hole in the same flight. That kind of coincidence never happens with us long distance couple planning a vacation. Needless to say, I was ecstatic and tickets were booked in less than an hour and the itinerary planning began:)