Felt So Fine

Felt So Fine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jackson Hole 2011

Oh my GOSH, I love this town! A long weekend in Jackson is medicine for the soul. We spent a very short 48 hours there this month and had a great time. We enjoyed Billy's Burgers and Moo's Creamery again. Wahoo for tradition!! (And wahoo for vacation calorie-free-for-alls!) We also spent a day in the mountains and a late night of dancing after the kids went to bed. Rest?! Pfft...No time for such nonsense!

I love these first pictures! There was a cow moose and her calf hanging around the cabin. I took these of the kids watching her from the safety of the laundry room.And here she is, back with her calf.
And a view of the calf from the deck.
Taking a little breather during our walk around town.
Corinne's new hat
Here are the girls goofing around in the park after ice cream.

Our big excursion on this trip was our hike into Cascade Canyon on the west side of Jenny Lake. Our friends offered to watch Claire at the cabin all day. A very generous offer that we gladly accepted. It was about 5 miles round trip and the scenery was gorgeous! (I'll warn you now, I was able to narrow down the pictures of our hike to about two dozen.)

On Saturday we got up very early and drove into Teton National Park. Here we are riding the ferry across Jenny Lake.

My happy family walking up the trail.
I HATE this picture. It gives me the creeps every time I look at it. That river was absolutely RAGING! I was very glad that the trail wasn't right next to it the whole way up the mountain.
Destination #1: Hidden Falls...Check!

These cute little chipmunks were so curious about Corinne's shoes.
Stopping for a rest and a snack. Paige and I found a very comfy rock!

If you'll notice in all of the pictures, everyone is carrying a backpack except for one person. I would have been willing if he had wanted me to--but my man took good care of me. :)
Destination #2: Inspiration Point...Check!
Back on the trail.

Destination #3: Gorgeous setting for our lunch break...Check!
Nicole wading in the stream (See the waterfall behind her?)
Spencer got in the cold water just long enough for this picture, then he was done!
Click on the picture to see if you can find the two, cute little mountain goats.
The girls cooling off before we hit the trail again.
Paige on the boat back across the lake.
Claire may not have hiked five miles with us, but....
Until next year...


Shelly said...

What lovely pics! We got to visit Jackson Hole a while back and it was one of the most gorgeous places I've been. I hope we make it back someday!

Shelly said...

P.S. I tried to become a follower of your blog, but the button is gone. I am still going to continue to follow you-

Barbara said...

Love this! What great times and memories. I'm guessing you left Claire because you didn't want her to beat you all to the top!

Crystal Pistol said...

I'm so glad you posted pics of you this time! You are so pretty and I MISS YOU! Man, your hair is gorgeous.

I just love your family and all the cool healthy activities you do. The pic of Claire was precious.

The Coleman Family said...

Ahh...gorgeous!! Love Corinne's new hat.

Haley L said...

Guess I need to add Jackson Hole to our wish list of places to go. Loved all the pics. Looks like an overall great trip. The pic of Claire sleeping with that book is priceless. :) See you in a week!!!