Last fall my husband and I traveled to Jackson Hole, WY. Without fail we ALWAYS plan our trips the weekend of some hugely crowded event that prevents us from finding hotel rooms. Oh well! I guess you could say we have a special knack for it! We really were trying to plan and prepare. We went the week after labor day, you know, to avoid the crowds. We ended up being there the weekend of “Lotoja”, a cycling race that starts in Logan, Utah and ends in Jackson Hole, WY. There were zero vacancies within a fifty mile radius of the city. We ended up staying in Tetonia, ID, which was about an hour drive from Jackson. It wasn’t so bad, but we could have used that extra time to explore the beauty that is the tetons! You live and learn.
Travel tip of the day: when planning a trip, be sure to check ahead for any events that might interfere with your travel plans (namely marathons and bike races!)
Jackson is a great little touristy western town, adorned with many, many antlers. There are a lot of restaurants and some fun shopping…and by shopping, I mean window shopping because, if you’re like me, you just can’t spend 300 dollars on a fur hat or novelty knife made of…you guessed it! Antler! We had a lot of fun wandering around. We visited the farmer’s market, a delectable pizza place (we wanted to go to the chuck wagon, but were limited on time), and enjoyed a rodeo. The rodeo is held every Friday and Saturday during the summer season, so hit that up if you visit! Most of our time was spent in Grand Teton National Park, but that’s another post for another day.
Photo op in front of Jackson’s most celebrated decorating accessory.
Window shopping. It was so hard to walk out of that store without this flattering hat. And yes…I am one of those annoying tourists that poses for pictures with store merchandise.
Oh wait…here I am doing it again at the rodeo. I’ve got to stop doing that!
This four year old girl is showing those macho cowboys how it’s done!
What’s better than an action packed rodeo set against the backdrop of the Tetons?
Until next time!