Saturday, June 20, 2009

Jackson, Wyoming

This is a drive by shot out of the truck window as we left Pinedale.  We experienced a lot of stormy weather during our trip with intermittent sunshine.  The saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" really applied.  It was difficult to decide on what to wear as well either being too hot or too cold depending on the clouds.

We arrived in Jackson and camped at the Virginian RV Park.  That night we had the BEST Italian dinner ever at a restaurant called Nani's.  If you are ever in Jackson and like Italian food, it's a must do!

The next morning we drove to the Jackson Airport to pick up our friends who flew in from Birmingham, Alabama.  Susan and I have known each other for over 40 years.  We met in 7th grade and have stayed friends all this time.  We feel very blessed that not only do our husbands get along but we now have enough money and grown children so that we can travel together. It's one of the fringe benefits of aging.

Gary and Selwyn in front of the antler arch in Jackson city center.

Yee Hah, ride 'em cowboy!

An interesting rendition of a jackrabbit.

More antlers.  The elk shed them which means that not all antlers are harvested from dead animals, fortunately.  There is an elk refuge outside of Jackson where the elk graze during the winter. 

Because of the weather we couldn't see the peak of the Grand Teton but it was still spectacular anyway.  The Grand Teton National Park is north of Jackson.

Susan is on the left and that's me on the right, BFF!

Inside our humble camper.  It's funny but I have been reluctant to post pictures of myself, blog shy maybe?  Anyway, this is one of the very few pictures of me I almost, howdy!

Other beautiful shots are posted for Scenic Sunday so stop by and see what's there.

Scenic Sunday


Gaelyn said...

What a menacing sky, but looks like you got a little sunshine. Love the antler arch and the funny bunny. Nice to meet with old friends. Glad you decided not to be blogger shy. Great post and captures.

Will said...

The sky looks like the promise of rain, but a nice photo. I love this place. I camped in a campground down there and then visited Yellowstone and drove all over the area. Great place to visit!

Tess said...

Aw, that is so cool that you still meet up with your friend from 7th grade. The trip looks like fun, in spite of the uncooperative weather.. at least the dark clouds made for some pretty pictures.

postcardsfromwildwood said...

The scenery around Jackson looks quite spectacular, and the town looks interesting too. As Gaelyn said - glad you decided not to be blogger shy! Pleased to meet you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Loran, I'm THRILLED to see a picture of my new friend. Thanks for sharing. You look SO young!!!!!(Well-compared to me, everyone looks young! ha)

I am so glad that you have a childhood friend like I do. There's no friends like childhood friends. Right????

The Tetons look gorgeous. Was it cold there? You all are dressed as if it is.

Have a great weekend.

Vita Stunder said...

Great collection of shots!
Have a nice sunday :)


Barb said...

Hi Loran,
Your pics had me reminiscing about a place I also enjoy visiting. Great that you stay connected to a dear friend all these years. Nice photo of you!

Guy D said...

Wow these are awesome, so beautiful there. The seventh pic is definitely my favourite.

Regina In Pictures

Pam said...

You live in an amazing part of the country. I would love to see Wyoming someday but for now I will enjoy it through your eyes. Your photos and writings are so delightful.
Old friends are a true gift we give ourselves...
Thanks for the journey, Loran

Linda said...

Good photo of the author. I know what you mean. It's always much easier to be behind the camera.