I can remember going to Jackson Hole with my family when I was younger, and I remember absolutely loving it! I was thrilled. The only downside, I probably will never get to experience the special place that is June Lake. Only through stories.
The Banks Reunion, as with any Gruber trip, was very well organized. We were prepared with an itinerary before hand...which really comes in handy when looking back and blogging about that trip. We now begin the story of the Jackson Hole Banks Reunion!
Friday July 29
Grandpa Banks, Alan, Steve, Annette, and Spencer arrive in Alpine
We started out the reunion with a bang, by lighting up some huge fireworks. This was especially exciting since this summer was the first summer Utah has legalized aerial fireworks. Jason and the family really took advantage!
Saturday July 30
Drive to Jackson Hole
Pick up Spencers from the Airport
Check into Cowboy Village Resort
Teton County Fair
The drive to Jackson Hole was beautiful and eventful. Even though the drive was over six hours, we accidentally left Uncle Alan at Arctic Circle, made a wrong turn, and almost ran out of gas, we could not get over the gorgeous nature that was surrounding us.
Hitting the road
The Cowboy Village Resort was a perfect place for us to stay. It was so cute. The resort was filled with mini-cabins. Each family had their own cabin to stay in, which included their own kitchen. We were given a "breakfast allowance" that we shopped for upon arriving. It made the week so easy and so perfect.
First arriving and gathering at The Cowboy Village Resort
Sadly, it was raining...and the forecast told us nothing but rain for the whole week!
Love this picture!
Spencer and I braving the "Ring of Fire"...I really thought I was going to die!
One of the Carnies...doesn't do the horror justice
Oliver and Karl
Yes, the Carnies keep their babies behind their booths in play pens!
Sunday July 31
Nancy's Birthday Dinner Celebration
Happy Birthday Nancy!
We were so lucky to be able to rent out the Resort Pavilion for the first several days. It was perfect to have as a family gathering/hanging place, especially escaping the rain.
The boys getting their fishing poles ready for Monday's fishing trip
Here's a glimpse at the chaos and utter joy!
Only in Jackson Hole for two days so far, and already loving it!