Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jackson Hole/ Yellowstone

We had so much fun last week visiting Jackson Hole Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. We stayed at the Snake River KOA, just outside of Jackson. Great place to stay. The weather was perfect, the warmest it got was 80 degrees. Yellowstone was a very, very long day. I swear every time we go, there is road construction. Yellowstone from Jackson is about an hour drive. With construction it took us 2 1/2 hours to get there.Shelby was determined to see a bear, if her brothers said anything about them looking for a bear she would throw a fit. However we never did see one. So Mike bought her a stuffed animal bear she named Bob. Not so much fun after a 5 hour drive the day before. We asked the kids what they would remember about Yellowstone and they told us being in the car. So much for memories. The following day we headed to Jackson to spend the day and get some old time pictures taken. First family picture since Shelby was born. They turned out fabulous. That night we headed to the Bar J Ranch for a chuck wagon dinner and show. Great memories, Mike and I hadn't been there since our honeymoon. It was so much fun. The kids were great through the whole 2 hour show(amazing). It was a ton of fun. So if you want a fun family vacation i would highly recommend Jackson Hole and Yellowstone(just check about construction).

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Ann Marie said...

I'm glad you guys had fun!

I have heard that yellowstone is alot of driving, so I may hold off until their older.

I wish we would all go camping sometime! Campfire storytime would be sooo much fun!

Chris and Tanielle said...

Too bad there was construction! From the pictures you took it looks like you still managed to have a lot of fun! I can't wait to go to BarJ's this weekend! Thanks for the heads up about the KOA too! You need to post your old fashion photo! I really want to see it!

Mandy said...

Mel looks like tons of fun!! Tucker wants to go to Yellowstone for his birthday this year!! Funny huh?? I grew up around there and went often!! SO not as exciting for me but they haven't been so we told them we are going to go!! :) Love all the pics!

Kimmie said...

Some of our most fun family memories are Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park!!

SO many wonderful things to do and see, however, Yes, the road construction can make the already long drive even longer for little kids.

We are only a 90 minute drive from Jackson and so we go there quite often. That's awesome you got an old time photo taken...we haven't ever done that, but we need to. I love those old time photos!

BTW...I love your photo collage...Picasa is AWESOME for doing that!!

Hope you are having a great summer day!