We arrived Thursday evening and stayed until Sunday morning. We stayed in an amazing cabin in Ashton right on the Snake river. Beautiful. The big hot tub was a favorite spot of the kids, and they could be found "swimming" there most any time of the day. We enjoyed peaceful walks, air hockey, ping pong, and card games, lots of laughs, and made more than a few good memories. Here are a few of the highlights. . .
Mesa Falls and a Grandma J devotional before heading home Sunday. . . (Kate didn't want to be in the picture).
Friday we spent the day lounging around and just plain being lazy! It was the anniversary of Sept. 11, so we watched some documentaries on that and reflected upon that day. Games were played, naps taken, and yummy food consumed. All in all, a great day.
It didn't take long for us to start recruiting poor strangers to pose for our out of state license plate pictures. (Turns out this is the wife of a celebrity of sorts-in the hunting world, anyway. Uncle Nate spotted her husband in the convenience store, and was thrilled to meet a guy he'd watched so many times on his hunting videos. Yip, they really do exist.)
Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa waiting in line in front of Stinky Pot #2.
Grandpa exits Stinky Pot #2. Alive.
Stinky Pot #3.
Rival team members Ryenne, Madeliene, and Lauren. (Or as Uncle Courtney claims, stinky pots #4, 5, and 6.)
Aunt Shelly and I cornered these cool New Yorkian dudes and their license plate to get an extra 1o points. I think they were a little worried about our sanity. Good thing Aunt Shelly is so darn good lookin'.
This picture was taken just as Grandpa J exclaimed, "Oh my #*@! I forgot to pay for these!" (In reference to the candy bars in his hand. He had picked them up in the Old Faithful lodge and done the ol' five finger discount.)
Aunt Shelly and kids o' plenty.
. . And saw Old Faithful. Still as faithful as ever (give or take a few minutes).
Bridger commandeered Uncle Nate's ice cream cone.
Ymmm, gotta love ice cream hands all over your clean shirt.
Nothing that a little Spray 'n Wash won't take care of!
Wading in Firehole River.
Emmy and Megan were little troopers. They hung in to the last challenge and then finished our Amazing Race in style!