We took a trip to Wyoming and just got back today.
What can I say about Wyoming? I drove through it once as a young married woman and all I saw were sage brush and I remember a ton of wind. Meh...wasn't my thing. That was, until my brother and sister-in-law (sister from another mister) decided to up and move to Pinedale, WY after we had finally convinced them to move to Utah a couple of years before (rude, right?).
That is when my eyes were opened to the beauty that is Wyoming. The first thing I noticed about Wyoming was the clouds. I have a bit of a fascination with clouds, especially Cumulus clouds! Ya know, the ones that are so heavenly puffy and white and have a flat bottom!!! Like these!
They get my heart racing and speak to my soul. So, there's the clouds...and no air pollution! (((((breath)))))))) These fill the skies almost everyday.
Then there are the Lakes...so many lakes! And the forests around Pinedale are covered in Aspen (my fav tree) and pine trees. It's paradise.
Then there are the people! So nice and friendly. People actually make eye contact with you and don't flip you off if you sneeze wrong or cut them off. Time slows down when you are there. It really does feel like you are in a different world.
In Pinedale we went horseback riding, kayaked, camped, hiked, had great food and spent time with Troy and his rock star family.
Let's talk for a minute about Jackson Hole! It is a huge tourist town, so if that isn't your thing, you've been warned...but it is A-Mazing! The city itself is quaint and adorable, with lots of shopping and fun things to to. It is just another reason why Wyoming is so great.
In Jackon Hole we played with lots of cousins, Aunts, Uncles and family, ate amazing food, hiked Jenny Lake in the Grand Tetons (5 mile hike which seemed like 100 miles with all the kids), did a couple runs of the Alpine Slides (you take a ski lift to the top of a mountain and then slide down a water-slide-looking-thing on a little sled with a brake. It is totally radical. (yeah, I am bringing back radical), then we hopped over to Yellowstone where we saw Old Faithful do her thing. It was lovely.
Now...enjoy some photos =) and then get online and book a trip!
My siblings, Tami, Troy, Tara and me
Malia and her other half...Zachary
Me...just posing with a statue of a scared hunter...ya...I know it does't make sense to me either.
Kylee and Dalin getting eaten by a bear
Kylee doing her thang with a great view of Jenny Lake and the Tetons.
Kylee, me and my mommy. Three generations right there.
Some cute cousins
My dad, the mountain man and Dalin
The water fall that feeds into Jenny Lake and the 2 of the best hikers you ever did see!
Tyler and his other half-Troy Jr.
James and I. Awwwwww
Waiting to go down a second time on the Alpine slide.
James and I enjoying our anniversary and some time alone (Thanks Troy and Rae for keeping the kids)
The adorable little cabin we stayed in on our last night alone. Cute as a button!