Wednesday, July 13, 2016

camp ..

we picked ellie up from camp at the end of june ..

her and all her stuff ..
she ..
 had the BEST time ..
can't wait to go back ..
made 3 new life long friends ..
knows how to pack for a 3 night stay in the mountains ..
conducted scientific research on clarks nutcrackers ..
can identify almost all the wildflowers that grow in the tetons ..
can read a topographical map and use a compass ..

i was exhausted just listening to her ..

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

adventure wednesday ..

last wednesday was adventure wednesday .. 
this included down hill mountain biking..

bungee jumping ..

the ropes course ..

and my favorite ..
the tower of death 

needless to say ... everyone slept like babies on wednesday night 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

flat creek ..

the flat creek ran behind the house that we rented in jackson ..

every day after i got home from the park cash and i would go hang out at the creek ..

he would jump ..

and splash .. 

and launch himself off the rock .. 

for an hour at least .. 

and yes it was cold to !

Monday, July 4, 2016

the boulder

we took ellie and hiked back up to phelps lake today ..
she was at camp the last time that we went ..

this time we made it all the way to the boulder ..
despite the fact that a grizzly bear and her cub were in the area ..
no .. we never saw them .. 

instead the kids jumped off the boulder 427 times .. 

yes the water is cold ..

very very cold ..

but oh so worth it !

Friday, July 1, 2016

canoe day

cash and i rented a canoe the other day ..
i promise i will paddle cash says .. 

he did paddle .. 

we ate oreos ..

we looked for rocks ..

and we enjoyed the views ..

Monday, June 27, 2016

37 years later ..

there are a million and 12 reasons why i love love love my 
summer job ..
reason # 489,320
i have meet people from all over the world who have 
come to the tetons for many different reasons ..
i love that they share each and every reason with me ..
they to feel connected to these mountains in the same special way that i do 

on sunday i meet a family from West Virginia ..
Billy and Willy .. they have been married for 58 years
37 years ago they brought their 2 children to the tetons for vacation .. 
they took a picture of their kids swimming in string lake .. 

on sunday they came back with their grand kids ..
katie, ashley, alexis and nick 

they wanted to recreate the picture from 37 years ago but with their grandkids ..
so i cleared the exact spot that their kids stood ..
we sent the grandkids and got them all lined up with the mountain
just like parents were 37 years ago .. 

how lucky am i that i was part of this very special moment ..

the grandkids did not think this moment was a cool as i did ..
but i assure you they will .. 
someday .. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

my lunch view and fly fishing

say hello to mount moran .. 
i sat and had lunch with him today ..
he's very chatty .. i was just trying to enjoy the view .. 

after work cash and i went "fly fishing" behind our house
cash has a stick with a pine cone tied to it .. that's his "fly fishing pole"

he flings it back and forth and back and forth ..

bringing the pine cone fly down not so gently on top of the water ..

he will most likely hit a fish on the head 

steve did not get to go .. he was busy playing with the neighbors dog