Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beating the Heat

108 degrees in Dallas? No thanks! We cut out of town and heading to cool, beautiful Wyoming! Our family, Amie's family (Andrew's sister), and Frances and Jim (Andrew's mom) traveled to Jackson Hole to the most breathtaking ranch. It was a week of cool weather, amazing scenery, and happy children. We went four wheeling (Maggie loved the "motorcycle!"), toured Yellowstone, went river rafting, and so much more. With the exception of an extremely painful altitude headache that plagued me for four days, I loved the vacation. I loved Jackson Hole. It was paradise.
I'm exhausted from a really long travel day yesterday and getting home past midnight. I would like to type more, but I'm going to leave it to the pictures.

The house. It and the 70 acre meadow property around it are up for sale. All you need is $17 million.
The butte of the Bar B C Ranch. Properties are 35 to 55 acres for sale on the Bar B C Ranch.

The children at the top of the butte.

Happy cousins

Walking through the creek behind the ranch house. That water was FREEZING and she loved it!

Elk. There are tons of elk on the ranch. We saw them when we were out on the "mule" (like a industrial strength golf cart) heading down to the river.

Jack. Seriously one of the best dogs I've ever been around. This dog was awesome. If he could have fit in my suitcase, I would have brought him home!

The kids had the best time with this air mattress one night. It had a slow leak, so they put it outside to see if they could find the leak. Instead, the kids found a trampoline!

Sweet Maggie resting on the air mattress.

Cousin Max. How can you resist this cute face?

Old Faithful in Yellowstone

Isabella dancing by the river in Yellowstone. She loved the geysers!

Traffic in Yellowstone. Buffalo has the right away.

Jack the dog put together a treasure hunt for the kids (with the help of Uncle Andrew)

All the sweet cousins in the mud room.

Maggie eating a S'Mores with Jack hoping for a bite.

S'Mores! Yum!


Melissa Spence said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome trip! What beautiful photos!

Yes this summer heat in TX is unbearable. We got a break from it last month on a trip to CA. But next week we're going somewhere even hotter, AZ! We'll be indoors where the a/c is. LOL

Jenn M said...

Your trip looks amazing but what captured me more is how grown up Maggie looks. How did she get so big?!!!

Glad you escaped the heat, it has been miserable.

HollyH said...

looks like you had a wonderful time! Love the mudroom picture and the one of maggie on the air matress- they look professional!! Welcome home!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome time!!! I'm so glad you guys got out of town! I can cook eggs on my patio! hehe! Love the pics, Maggie gets cuter and cuter each and every day!

Kelly said...

I love the picture of the kids in the mudroom. The girls look like models posing for a shoot!

Adrianne said...

Looks like you all had a blast!!!!

Jen said...

Looks like you had a blast, the pictures tell the tale of a great family trip! I have been an avid reader of your blog for years (came upon it from BabyCenter in 04). The place you stayed at in Jackson Hole is does one rent that property???

Karen said...

Jenny, You can avoid altitude headaches by drinking lots and lots of water. The pictures from your trip are amazing.