We were able to go on a week-long trip to the Tetons this summer with residency friends Courtney and Jesse and their families. I always grew up hearing about friends who went to Jackson Hole, but I was skeptical about a week in the area, not sure what we would do. Well, it was amazing, and I can see why people like to visit yearly. I think it is 10x more impressive than Yellowstone, and would recommend a family vacation there to anyone.
|Getting ready to hike near Jenny Lake|
|Boat ride on Jenny Lake|
|The three amigas|
|Our little hiker - on our way to inspiration point|
|She should be proud for doing the strenuous|
|That little sign says inspiration point|
|Cooling way off swimming in Jenny Lake|
and with some ice cream bars
|More ice cream bars.|
We exchanged babysitting with Courtney and James, so we took Evelyn and Eli on a hike around String Lake. Supposedly a flat 3 miles, but I am pretty sure it was more of a rolling 5 miles. And it felt like 10 miles. It was long for the kids, and too close to lunch, but we made it. :)
|Hiking String Lake|
Franz and I got a day to ourselves too, and we spent some of it mountain biking on the ski mountain at Teton Village, where we were staying. It was a mountain bike terrain park, and we had a BLAST. I really felt like it is on my list of top 5 most exhilarating things I have done. We also saw a big bear from the lift - I was sure it was a grizzly, but probably not, still, we biked on the other side of the mountain after that.
There was a lot more adventure and fun, especially the tennis tournament and the nightly pool gatherings. But not enough pictures. The last night we went out to eat in Jackson - here is Finn and Lark eating with Isabel.