This fall was a stressful one for our family, and we didn’t get to do a big summer vacation like usual – so we planned to spend part of the week and weekend playing and chilling with family in Wyoming. I booked us a condo in Jackson Hole (one of the Windriver Condos in Teton Village) and we drove up there Thursday night for a nice relaxing long weekend.
Friday we spent most of the day taking it easy, being lazy, and enjoying the house. It was the perfect fall destination, with a beautiful autumn landscape and gorgeous views. The house was nice and comfy, so we were able to lounge around playing games and watching movies. Later in the day we finally tore ourselves away from all the fun we had to check out Jackson’s shopping area.
Jackson’s town square is surrounded by all kinds of tourist shops, art galleries, and eateries. We spent an hour or two walking around, window shopping, and picking up souvenirs. Of course we had to stop for ice cream as well!
Before we got to this specific shop I told our son Hayden about jack-a-lopes. He thought it was cool that they really had rabbits with antlers. He thought it was even cooler that you can buy the antlers. Showing him the stuffed jack-a-lope on the wall blew his mind. Of course, we had to get some pictures of the kids with their own antlers.
Saturday was another day to relax and enjoy the house. The fully-stocked kitchen was great for saving money by eating in. We cooked all of our meals and even got to take home some leftovers! We went for a walk around the neighborhood to get some exercise – luckily there wasn’t a lot of traffic so the kids could run ahead and race us on the roads.
We were all sad to leave Sunday morning for the long drive home, but we were recharged and ready to return to the daily grind. Vacations are always great!