Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not Just a Hole In the Wall

Today for our Bloggy Spring Break Trip, I am taking all of you to one of my most relaxing trips ever! Be prepared to enjoy the views!

Last October I took a little weekend getaway up to Jackson Hole, WY. It was last minute, and thankfully I have great friends and neighbors that were willing to take my kids. How cool are they??? I had never been to Jackson before and may I just tell you how FAB-U-LOUS it was? If it weren't for my children, I wouldn't have come home. Well...all right, I would have, but for the record - I didn't want to.

Anyway, first of all let me tell you about where I stayed. It was this awesome resort called Spring Creek Ranch . I would love to stay there again, and would recommend it to anyone. I should have taken a pic of my room, but this one (below) from their website will do. Except replace the chair in the corner with a big comfy one. Oh - and there was a huge rustic fireplace, which was perfect for the chilly fall nights. Also the tub, though not jetted, was a good, deep, soaker tub, and I just HAD to soak both nights. I was going to call down for a massage, but ended up taking a 5 hour nap instead! I guess I was a little tired. Some of the rooms overlook the Grand Tetons. I'm tellin' ya... those views - killer!
I got in too late for dinner Thursday night (because it was off-season), so drive-thru Wendy's it was. Friday morning (pre-nap) I ate breakfast at Bubba's which was oh-so-totally-awesome. I had the Spanish Omelettes with grits and whole wheat toast. I also had a bite of their French Toast and it was to die for! The portions were HUGE - even the Half-portions. So worth every penny! I don't know if their BBQ is any good, but I'd recommend breakfast there anytime.

After a late breakfast I did some reading, followed by the famous 5 hour nap. I woke up in time for dinner! Dinner was at this great little Thai restaurant called "Bon Appe Thai". The Pad Thai was awesome as was the yellow curry. Mmmm! Making me hungry just thinking about it.

Then it was off to the town square. Of course many people think of the antler arches on each corner of town square when they think of Jackson.
Pretty cool, I guess. Here's a pic (from my camera phone) with it lit up at night.

They also have a web cam that overlooks town square. It's updated every 15 seconds or so. Pretty Cool! Jackson Town Square Web Cam (click here)

There are also a lot of cool shops around town. I mostly just peeked into the windows and enjoyed the "stroll". One of the funnest windows to look through was the Cowboy Bar. I did refrain from putting my camera phone up to the window and taking a pic of the tall-haired waitress though. I didn't want to scare the customers.
Saturday morning I was too late for Breakfast at Bubba's, but Jedediah's Original House of Sourdough serves breakfast till 2 pm!!! Whoo-Hoo! I had myself some "SourJacks" as well as eggs and toast. It was sooooo good. And they make their own Olallieberry Jam (they have the berries imported from Oregon). It was really good on the sourdough pancakes.

It was so much fun and very relaxing. It was just what I needed. I decided I really could live there! Too bad the only thing for sale in my price range is a 3 week-outta-the-year time share. Oh - but there was this 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 604 Sq Ft condo for only $350,000. (Yeah - Right!)

Anyway - it was awesome and fun and relaxing and beautiful! I loved the small-town atmosphere and even the touristy qualities (reminds me of home). But not stuffy like other over-priced ski towns. It's very laid back - cowboy hats and all. Maybe next time I go it will be a little warmer and I'll do a run down the river. That'd be awesome! Thanks to my friend for the invite!!!

Hope all of you bloggy-friends enjoyed the "trip" as much as I did. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our third Spring Break Trip! We'll probably head on over to the West Coast, so pack accordingly!


Puphigirl said...

I've been to Jackson Hole. I got an old-timey picture taken wearing old-timey clothing. I loved looking at the Tetons. I remember the antler arch also.

Thanks for the memory jog.

Susie said...

That looks fabulous!!

ann said...

I love Jackson Hole! I would love to live there for sure! It the ONLY part of WY I would live!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I could use a vacation like that.

Ashley said...

Wow! How luxurious! Thanks for taking us along! ;)

purplehaze said...

Thanks for the blog trip. I have never been there, but my parents went one year and they had a really great time. Maybe someday I will get there.

RhondaLue said...

So I am LOVING you showing us around the country for spring break. It's a nice free trip and you are so good at it. You could totally be a travel agent!

p.s. I think I lost your email address... can you email me privately at RhondaLue30@yahoo.com
por favor?

Holli and Billy said...

I love Jackson! I have to go up a couple times a year. Also, Bubba's has AWESOME BBQ!

Megan said...

I've heard great things about Jackson Hole. Looks like it was a lot of fun and that sun set picture is to die for!