Sunday, May 04, 2008

Jackson Hole - quiet season

This time of year is the quiet season in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It's a great little tourist town with plenty of outdoorsy things to do. The rates are great and the eating establishments are just opening back up this time of the year. There are a lot of cyclist out, but not a whole lot of traffic otherwise. It was a quiet and peaceful weekend up there. We splurged and stayed at the Snake River Lodge in Teton Village instead of the Elk Antler Inn just north of Jackson. We even had the hot tubs and swimming pool to ourselves two nights in a row! We saw elk, bison, coyotes, osprey, 4 beaver, and two hilarious dogs (see photo below). We went snow shoeing on the edge of Jenny Lake with the Grand Teton mountains as our background. We laughed and held hands. Everything was still so frozen up there. We haven't been on a trip together without other family members being with us since our honeymoon. We've been to Alaska, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Arizona, and a few other places, but always with family. Now we are planning something we can do with our kids this summer - maybe a hike to a cave or something fun we haven't done before with our 2 little ones. Now if we can just get our grass in, we might be able to enjoy camping in the backyard once or twice this year like Haeley has been begging to do! Kids are so simple sometimes, it's great!

Freedom, Wyoming - population 100 and two big dogs sitting in the middle of the road between the church and the garage - wish they turned out in focus but I don't know much about Tyler's camera!


Krysta said...

I'm so glad you and Tyler got a weekend trip by yourselves. I can't beleive it had been since your need to make that a yearly tradition or atleast every couple of years! I laughed when I saw Tyler in shorts and a short sleeve shirt!! It looked cold to me! :) That's something Casey would do too.

The Jones Family said...

Ed and I haven't been out for a weekend together since we were first married eight years ago! Hopefuly soon. The kiddos (mostly Ella now) just need to be a little bit older, or I'll worry the whole time...well that and Ed will need to stop deploying long enough for us to make plans. This is his third trip to the middle east in 5 years. You looked like you had a blast! :)

Trevor and Amy said...

Looks like fun! Your hair is so dang cute! Did you highlight it? I like it a lot! Your books are so cute! You are so talented! I have learned a lot from you!