My husband and I went to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming over Labor Day. It was so nice to escape the Houston heat and humidity and relax in the mountains. (September 3 – 9)
Fun fact: The National Park Service turned 100 this year!
We heard that the view from the Blue Heron Lounge in Jackson Lake Lodge was fantastic, so we decided to pop in for a quick drink. I had an Irish coffee and Andrew had Wyoming Whiskey on the rocks. The atmosphere was so perfect that we decided to stay for another drink… and then another. We ended up going back a couple of days later because we loved that place so much!
We found the spot that Ansel Adams took his famous Tetons and the Snake River picture in 1942!! (We have the Ansel Adams photo in our living room so it was really cool to see it in real life!)
One morning, we drove down to Jackson Hole to do a 12.9 mile hike – Granite Canyon. You take a tram up to the top, then walk down and around the mountain and end up in the same place that you started. Before we started, we ate at Top of the World Waffles inside Corbet’s Cabin. They were delicious! I had The Gateway (peanut butter with bacon).
Granite Canyon was the first big hike that I’ve ever done. I felt really accomplished after walking around a mountain, but I was so sore, like hurt to walk sore. I would definitely do it again though because it was beautiful!
The next day, we did a small two mile hike to Inspiration Point. Andrew wanted to go farther, but I was in too much pain (from the previous day)!
On the last day we drove around and stopped off at sites that are famous to Teton National Park, like the T. A. Moulton Barn in Jackson Hole. We also found a brewery! Located in Jackson, right outside of Jackson Hole, is Snake River Brewery. Andrew got a flight and I chose the nitro Zonker Stout!