Our grandson Garrett flew into Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to travel with us for a month. We have been so busy having fun that I can’t find time to write about it! This blog post will only cover the first week of his visit. I’m so far behind that I just need to get something posted, and since I don’t have much time even now, this story will be told mostly in pictures. We stayed at the Gros Ventre Campground which is in the Grand Tetons National Park.
Mike bought several log end pieces from Yellowstone Lumber for Garrett to chop into firewood. We filled the back of our SUV with 9 logs for less than $10. We hate buying those little bundles for $5-6 each that only make one campfire. Plus this gives Garrett a good workout!
Mike and I recently purchased a Cornhole Beanbag Toss Game. Mike got “schooled” by Garrett on how it’s done. It’s not fair that Garrett is an ace baseball pitcher! Even though this game is played by tossing the bag underhand, Garrett was still able to humiliate Mike. Lucy had to be restrained because she got sooooo excited each time the bag was tossed. She thought we were playing catch with her, I guess!
Each day we ventured out to explore a new area or experience something unique about the Grand Tetons.
We spent hours touring the National Museum of Wildlife Art and would have returned the next day, but we just ran out of time to do everything on our “fun list”. It is a wonderful museum and I highly recommend visiting it.
Teton Village is a beautifully manicured resort and appears to cater to the wealthy. But when Mike and I read about the Aerial Tram ride to the top of the mountain, we knew we had to do that! In addition to hiking around up there, we feasted on the specialty waffles made at Corbet’s Cabin at the summit. The Tram ticket was also good for a ride on the Teewinot Ski Lift, so we did that one, too. Later, we took the Bridger Gondola up to The Deck Restaurant for dinner at their outdoor grill.
We were lucky to be in Teton Village on the evening that the Teton Raptor Center was in the Village Commons giving a presentation about their organization with live hawks, falcons, eagles and owls. Loved it!
We were looking for an evening of entertainment, so we went to Dornan’s Chuckwagon Dinner in Moose, WY for all-you-can-eat cowboy grub and folksy entertainment. The musical line-up covered many genres including country western, folk, pop, and reggae. Entertainers ages ranged from 18 to 88. Some were really good and a couple of them so bad it made me want to crawl under the table. It was fun and definitely memorable!
During our week in Jackson Hole, we also enjoyed lunch at the Snake River Brewing Co., poked around town in the shops and galleries, and ate some yummy handmade ice cream in town.
And, of course, we had to pose for the popular antler arch photo op in Jackson Hole.
Next we’re heading up to Yellowstone National Park. Planning to stay in Mammoth Hot Springs Campground at the North Entrance. Cheers!