Jackson, WY

Day 41-47 down days in Jackson

Originally we had planned to spend about five days in Jackson, well five turned into seven pretty quickly. It was great to relax and enjoy one of my favorite places to visit in the U.S.  But it is also a tough place to visit as it’s where Kelly and I went on our first vacation with her family.

I wasn’t sure how the memories would come once we got to Jackson. Kelly and I came in the winter and spent much of our time on the slopes, but the town hasn’t changed and many of my friends we saw when we visited were there again.

I got to see my college roommate Nick and his lovely Fiancé.  Kelly and I got to spend time with Nick the last time I was in Jackson and it was great to get to spend so much time with him. 

We stayed with our good friend Mike Colby and his brother Steve for the whole week.  I’m not going to go into too much detail, but it was like a vacation within a vacation.  Our friends Chris and Jeff flew in from out of town for the first 4 days and we went hiking in Phelps Lake, jumped off a massive rock, camped and hung out with a bunch of Mikes friends, got to see the figure 8’s car racing, saw some bears, drank some beers, played a lot of ping pong, ate a lot of food, got some work done, played some soccer, and just kicked it for the whole week.  It was a memorable time and a great place to spend our longest amount of down time.  

It was good to be in a place too where memories of Kelly didn’t involve cancer.  We had been dating for a little over a year when we went to Jackson and we had such an awesome time when we were there that the memories I found to be enjoyable.  Yes, tough to have to remember, but being back seemed to have brought some extra vividness to the memories and I am happier for it.

Miss you Muppet