Teton Village

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Day 3! Today we headed over to Teton Village, also known as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. One of the must things to do in JH is to ride the tram to the top of the mountain – 10,400 feet, to get a 360 degree view. At the top of the mountain there is a shack, and there you can grab waffles and a beer. We decide to do this first. Quickly we get onto the tram, up we go and it just gets colder and colder. Right about the time we reach the top, a cloud moves in from the west and with it comes incredibly strong winds, hail, and a lightning storm. The tram won’t run in the weather so everyone is forced into the shack. This cloud was so thick, we could barely see from one end of the deck to the other. ¬†Everyone packs into the shack, and we are shoulder to shoulder. We finally get our waffles and since there’s no where to move to, we sit down on the floor. The lightning is CRAZY! After about an hour the cloud lifts a little and we make a mad dash to the tram. You can see in the photo on our way down the cloud hovering at the top.

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After this, we explored the property and rode the open ski lift up and down the mountain. Not just once, but over and over. Also, the boys bungee trampolined, and we took another lift to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. At the drop off there is a restaurant with outdoor seating for the stunning view. We grabbed some snacks, while the boys ran up and down finding snowballs to pelt at Andy.

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We rode the open ski lift a few more times and then decided to call it a day. Back in town, we ate some amazing barbecue at Hole BBQ and crashed for the night.

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Whitewater Rafting the Snake River…

Day two of our Westward journey. Rise and shine we started with breakfast at Bubba’s BBQ next to the hotel and then we hopped into the car to go for a drive.

Right outside of Jackson is The Grand Teton National Park. We stopped at the visitor center and then drove through the south end of the park ending at Lake Jackson. The drive was beautiful and we saw deer and bison.

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Our big adventure of the day was our whitewater rafting trip. Our bus driver drove us thirty-five minutes southwest outside of Jackson where we met our guide Tom and loaded in. Although it’s 80 degrees outside, the water was 52 so everyone was put in wetsuits. The water was cold, the canyon gorgeous, and the class 3’s were more fun than any other we’ve been on. We had 10-foot waves, it was crazy.

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For dinner we ate Mexican, and Matty and I wandered into the town square for some shopping, the street shootout, and some ice cream.

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Jackson Hole Here We Come

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Off and away we go to day one of our summer vacation. Flight from Tampa- Denver – to Jackson Hole, WY, we rented a car and headed to downtown Jackson. We walked around the square, stopped by the Snake River Brewery, checked into our hotel – The Jackson Hole Lodge, and had dinner at The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar Steakhouse. Perfect end to our day…

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Valentines Swim Invitational

50 Freestyle – 42.67

50 Backstroke – 56.76

50 Butterfly – 54.71

50 Breaststroke – 102.84

100 Freestyle –

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February 6, 2017

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Bedtime reading…

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January 31, 2017

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Tis the season for strawberries!

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January 30, 2017

First day of spring baseball. Matty is playing A – Cubs.

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