After taking a few days off from running it felt so good to hit the dirt for 8 miles @ 9:29 average on Saturday. We stayed in Ashton, Idaho for the days we went to Yellowstone and it was really beautiful there. Ashton is about an hour outside of Yellowstone and the prices were WAY cheaper there compared to staying close to Yellowstone and we were able to steer clear of any crowds. The drive from Ashton to Yellowstone was also gorgeous so we didn’t mind going back and forth for two days.
The Airbnb that we were staying at had a dirt loop in the neighborhood that was about 1.4 miles so I just kept doing that loop for my run until I hit 8 miles. It was either a loop or running on a highway for a bit so I gladly welcomed the dirt loop. The loop meant that I also got in more elevation gain than I usually do because it was hilly so I had about 650 ft of elevation gain. I listened to Ali’s episode with Jenny Simpson and loved the 45 degree weather. I feel like for the last few years whenever I’ve traveled I was training for a race so it has been nice to not have a schedule and run when I want and take days off when I want.
Then we made our way to our next stop. We aren’t staying in Jackson Hole but we spent some time there on Saturday and Sunday!
We did something that I did when I was a little girl with my family. You take a chuckwagon pulled by horses up a canyon (we had our own wagon) to an outdoor eating area with a band playing and then we took the wagon back down to our cars after. The kids loved it.
Not sure why the pictures are so tiny:)
Our Sunday was a gorgeous one. I am definitely a mountain person if I had to choose between mountains or the beach.
We had an entire pool to ourselves!
And then the kids experienced their highlight of the trip. They went horseback riding! With Skye I was able to just walk her around on a pony and she kept calling herself a cowgirl for the rest of the day.
Brooke’s post-horseback riding glow. She just laid there in the grass thinking about her horse.
Our last stop for the day was another amazing recommendation from you guys. We went to Teton Village to ride the gondola up the mountain. If you go after 5 pm it is free and that is exactly what we did.
You guys told me about these heavenly waffles (mine had brown sugar and butter in the middle) at the top and I’m once again, very grateful that you guys share these things with me. PS every activity we’ve been able to do while on this trip we did because we were able to completely social distance and follow each state’s guidelines while at the same time enjoy these insanely gorgeous mountains!
Andrew and I decided that we want Jackson Hole to be our family’s goto spot now because it is just so close to our house and we’ve loved it so much.
Like my sister always says, going places with kids is not a vacation, it is a trip ha but it has definitely been a great trip so far and it’s weird to think that our next ‘trip’ will include FOUR little ones.
One last random thing… BROOKE TURNS 8 THIS WEEK. HOW?!?
If you could get a free cabin anywhere in the world, where would you get it?
Have any goals for this week? Running or life?
Last podcast you listened to?
Question from Andrew—> Do you have any vacation horror stories?
-The first one that comes to mind for me was when we were flying out east and Frontier kept delaying our flight for 13 hours until they finally cancelled it. Three little ones + I had a bad case of mastitis = I was losing it at the airport!