Atop Jackson Hole (Teton Village)

First, let me apologize. The blog posts are sporadic and not exactly timely, in part because internet and cell service is sketchy-and in part because we’re having a blast!

On Friday (6/24) after a great morning of white water rafting, we napped. Well, Shane and I napped and the kids played Cooking Fever on their Kindles. But all that front boat rowing on the Snake River wiped us out.

That afternoon, we decided to walk around Teton Village (aka Jackson Hole). Yes, I realize that this is typically a winter ski destination, but there is still quite a bit to do in the summer as well. Walking around the village, it is easy to see why it’s such a popular stop for ski enthusiasts and summer adventurers. Tons of lodging right at the base of the mountain. Restaurants galore. Shops of all sorts. And ample greens space for the kids to race or play a game of tag. (I’m sure in the winter, you will find more snowball fights than games of tag.)

Our start on the gondola
We took the gondola to the top of one of the mountains. The ride up allowed us to see the off road biking terrain and the many hiking paths. You could also decipher the ski runs-some of which are not for the faint of heart. The view of the village below was extraordinary.


The girls hiking atop Jackson Hole
Shane and the girls did a short hike on the mountain side. Jonah struggled a little with the altitude, so I stayed with him and we took a ton of photos.

When Shane and the girls returned, we sat on the patio of Piste Bistro overlooking the village, ate some French fries and edamame, and Shane and I enjoyed some local brews.

A Roadhouse Family Vacation Homestead Ale – appropriate, eh?
Day 2 ended with a wonderful dinner at Teton Thai-recommended by our whitewater rafting guide, Ben.

When in doubt, follow the advice of locals. We’ve struck gold twice with local recommendations so far. ~GINA



One comment

  1. OMG! Your trip has only just begun and already sounds amazing. I love how you guys just jump right into the fun. Literally, so much jumping on your trip…pillow trampolines, icy lakes, into rapids. Can’t wait to read the next installment!


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