Oh hey, Labor Day weekend was already a week ago wasn’t it? After a four day long weekend to kick off September I fell out of my blogging groove last week as I adjusted back into regular life. Oops!
I still want to share a bit from my long weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was THE BEST Labor Day weekend to date. By Monday morning I was totally dreading heading back to Seattle (though I have to say the cold front that seemingly hit Jackson over night wasn’t exactly my favorite).
Our trip began as we caught a flight from Seattle to Salt Lake City. Flights to Jackson Hole were outrageous for Labor Day Weekend so we said “Yes!” to adventure and rented a car in SLC. The drive from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole was just under five hours. The drive through sunset was gorgeous, illuminating all of the natural beauty of Utah. By the time we reached Wyoming it was dusk. Most of the drive through the state was pitch black. Deer were abundant on every side of the road! It was quite scary for someone like me who has been traumatized by hitting a deer in the past. Luckily we arrived in Jackson Hole around 10:30 at night without injuring a deer, our rental car or ourselves.
Saturday morning we started the day with a hike before grabbing breakfast and posing for old time photos. Downtown Jackson is so cute. The town is filled with shops, restaurants and bars. I couldn’t resist adding a Jackson charm to my Pandora bracelet and Jordan whole heartedly embraced the western vibes with a new cowboy hat!
To my surprise Jackson has a mini rollercoaster built into the side of one of the ski mountains. Just a couple blocks from my Aunt and Uncle’s house there was no reason not to try. The Cowboy Coaster was shockingly exhilarating and I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Jackson. It’s not just for the kids I promise!
That night we had dinner and headed to the iconic Cowboy bar for pool and dancing. I feel for anyone who ever has to play doubles with me as their teammate. I haven’t played much pool in my life and let’s just say I don’t have a natural knack for it.
The best part about Jackson and the surrounding region is the plethora of outdoor activities. Sunday morning we took full advantage with a bike ride to the Four Season’s spa! Before you scoff at my idea of outdoor activities please note our 15 mile adventure past streams, mountains and plains. The entire ride I was in awe of the scenery. After lunch and some time at the spa we hopped back on our bikes and pedaled back to Jackson. On the way home we encountered a mob of people surrounding a baby bear just off the bike trail. While of course I understand the fascination with something as cute as a baby bear I couldn’t help but feel like all the people were harassing the poor creature! Furthermore I felt the mother bear was bound to show up any moment angry and ready to maul us all. I eagerly urged (read: nagged) Jordan not to stop for a moment.
By Monday we were exhausted and the thought of heading home was quite sad. I love spending time with my Aunt, Uncle and their two giant ridgebacks. A morning hike with the dogs was a great start to the day.
Leaving Jackson after brunch was a sad state of affairs. I had such a lovely time with my family and of course with beautiful nature. We are returning to Jackson for an entire week in February for skiing and family time. I can’t wait to see all that Jackson has to offer this winter <3
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