Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On to Jackson, Wy then Wind River

Next stop Jackson!

I guess I was expecting a really "Ritzy" town.....Jackson Hole.....jet setters going skiing. And I'm sure that's available if you want it.....but the town itself is just a really neat, western town. The "arches" are made of antlers collected by the local Boy Scouts. There are 3 1/2 of them on the 4 corners of the "Square". The last one is still "under construction".

A big change from all the trees in Yellowstone and Teton.

Stage coach rides available.....probably more comfy on a city street than the real thing!

We went to the "Million Dollar Cowboy Bar" - just because it looked too cool to miss! Been a long time since I've sat in a saddle - actually since we went with the boys on a trail ride on our Grand Canyon trip about 10 yrs ago! It was actually a pretty cool and comfortable bar stool.

From this point on, we didn't have any reservations - so we stayed at a local motel - one with the art-deco bathroom that was just a beautiful, original specimen - very clean and comfy & right downtown. We walked to dinner and then to the local theater to watch the latest Pirates movie. Enjoyed that - gotta love Johnny Depp - I don't care what the critics say....

On eastbound thru the Wind River Indian Reservation - this is the area south of Yellowstone that is inhabited by the Shoshone and Arapahoe Indians.

Traveling out of Jackson - the terrain changed several times - snowy and cold -

Then dry and rocky

And you just never know when you happen across some wildlife. Beautiful area.

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

All really neat! the BS arches are amazing too...I wonder how they got them all to stick together like that...have fun and post lots of pics...