I hope everyone is having a great week. I am out in the Wild West with my family, so I thought I'd start recapping some of our adventures. I'll probably finish up the rest of the trip on the plane and post next week. We flew into Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Sunday afternoon. You can't take a direct flight from Boston, but it seems like Chicago and Denver are big feeders into the area. A few interesting facts about the area of Jackson Hole:
1. Jackson Hole is the name of the area, but Jackson is the actual town. Inside the town of Jackson is the ski area called Jackson Hole. Have I lost you yet?
2. The Jackson Hole airport is very small, no need to shuttle to your rental car in this airport. It is right there!
3. Jackson is a fun, wild west tourist town that makes a great base for exploration of Grand Teton National Park which is only five miles north of town. It is also a great place to stay on the way to Yellowstone National Park which is 56 miles away (to the south entrance).
When we arrived in Jackson Hole, we drove about fifteen minutes to our hotel in downtown Jackson called The Wort Hotel. There was a fun cowboy theme throughout the hotel.
The hike to the other side of the lake was very flat and easy. Other than a minor altitude/my-stomach-is-terrible breakdown about two miles in, it went pretty well. Thank goodness for Advil, my patient family and Eric pouring cold water on my head.
My first reward for continuing the hike was Hidden Falls.
Have you ever been to a wild west town?
Tell me something fun you have planned for this weekend. Happy Friday!