Thursday, May 29, 2014

Escape to the Mountains

Steven and I escaped to Jackson, Wyoming for Memorial Day weekend. It was less than a five hour drive from Salt Lake City and made for a great long weekend adventure.  While we do travel pretty often, trips for us are often hurried work trips that often have us coming home feeling more tired than we did when we left.

This trip, thank goodness, was not like that.

Oh hey whattup mountain goat. Take your time, we're good here.

We went on three different day hikes, drove around in search of wildlife and spent a day white-water rafting.

 Yep, that's snow. While I do think visiting Jackson Hole in the early season is great for avoiding crowds, a lot of our hikes, cold feet. It was warm outside but the snow in the mountains is slow to melt, apparently.

It sounds so cliche to say so nowadays, but "unplugging" every now and again REALLY IS good for the soul. After getting back from a particularly crazy hike (more on that later,)  Steven looked at me and said "That was so fun! I don't think I've had fun like that in a long time!" and this is coming from my video game obsessed husband who spends most every weekend glued to a computer screen.

I'm beginning to realize how much I still need to see of my own country. I always dream about flying all over the world, but our own backyard is pretty damn gorgeous, isn't it?

Happy travels!


Heidi said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing. You can feel the crispness in the air just from looking at that first photo.

Emily S (Em Busy Living) said...

Beautiful shots! I'm becoming more familiar with Wyoming through my job and now I'm very curious to visit!

erin e flynn said...

Sooo pretty! And great photos, as always!

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