Goin’ to Jackson, Wyoming in My Mind (And in Real Life)

If any of you are James Taylor’s music fans you should get this post’s title reference. If not, you should become a James Taylor music fan. πŸ™‚

My sweet Joshy spoiled me for my 30th birthday and took me on a super fun getaway to Jackson, WY. If you remember, Josh and I went to Jackson for our honeymoon. We have been back visitng twice to Jackson since our honeymoon but we were just passing through to go onto Yellowstone or on our way homeΒ from Idaho.

On my birthday, well actually 2 days before (Josh has a hard time with surprises sometimes πŸ™‚ ) He gave me a decorated envelope with pictures and a travel agenda inside. He wanted me to be able to open a present on my birthday. The trip was planned for the first week of May, after tax season. Crazy time. It was so sweet of him to plan this amazing trip. Buckle your seats and prepare for picture overload… πŸ™‚

A day before we left on our adventure to Jackson, we ate at PF Changs with a birthday gift card I received. They gave us 3 fortunes and we each opened our own fortune and then said the third one was for both of us. This was the fortune, it’s amazing how accurate these things are πŸ˜‰
Josh and I starting our adventure!
Our first stop was Afton Wyoming where we stayed the night. We both wanted to see the new LDS temple. It is beautiful!
When we arrived in Afton, we walked around the temple grounds and I was picture happy. It’s such a beautiful place!
Star Valley temple selfie
The next morning we visited the temple and did some sealings. We were the only ones there for the first little bit. It wasn’t very busy because it was a Thursday morning so the Temple president gave us a tour of the temple. It was neat!
Star Valley Temple- It’s only been open for 6 months
Star Valley Temple
Star Valley Temple
This is the cabin that Josh rented for us in Jackson. It was SO cute! We loved it! In the evenings we would just sit outside and enjoy the mountain air and read our book together. So relaxing!
As Josh was planning our trip he had planned to take us to Yellowstone again because it is an amazing place. Some of the entrances were open but the southern entrance wasn’t open so we decided to spend our time in the Grand Teton National Park and Jackson. This was still amazing. Welcome to Jackson lake.
Josh is so cute!
Despite all the snow and the lakes being frozen, the weather was beautiful and about 60 degrees. By the afternoon, I had to change in to short sleeve shirts.
Grand Teton National Park
We explored downtown Jackson and did a little window shopping for when we make our millions of dollars πŸ˜‰
Jackson Town Square- A nice Asian lady took this picture for us, she looked scared to death to take the picture for us but it turned out well πŸ™‚
Downtown Jackson- You can see the Snow King Resort in the background
Jenny lake- Grand Teton National Park
Jenny lake- Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Lake
Teton panorama
Jackson lake
Jackson lake
Josh was being artsy and took this cool photo
Jackson lake
Jackson Lake & Joshy
Jackson lake and Joshy
Grand Teton National Park
The snow banks in some of the area were almost as tall as me!
String Lake- Grand Teton National Park
Just inside the Teton National Park
Teton panorama
Tetons- just inside the park
More lovely Tetons
Funky camera lighting and the Tetons
We made sure to get a lot of selfies
String Lake


Josh was looking forward to eating his buffalo burger the whole trip and we finally found a place for him to eat one. It’s called American Sidewinders and it was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The food was really good. I ordered Cowboy Mac & Cheese.
This delicious dish was featured on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives at the American Sidewinder. It is called the sidewinder and a mozzarella bread stick. SO GOOD! I didn’t get a picture but we also ate at our favorite pizza place in Jackson, Pinky Gs. It was also featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Our Ann Froman pizza was inspired by their Abe Froman pizza πŸ™‚
More Tetons
We tried to hike up to some waterfalls but there was so much snow and construction we couldn’t make it. So we just walked around and explored πŸ™‚ It was so pretty!
We decided to rent bikes on Saturday and have a picnic and bike along the bottom of the Tetons. The weather was perfect. We saw a buffalo, a coyote, and some hawks and ravens. We biked 26.5 miles. It was quite the bike ride but it was amazing!
It was pretty overcast and raining in parts of the valley but we got pretty sunburned. Fortunately it was our second to last day.
Dinner in Jackson- There are some amazing food places in Jackson. #foodieheaven


You can imagine this was us riding along bike trail, it wasn’t, but they appeared in my Teton shot…
Tetons, deeper into the park
More selfies
String lake- Teton National Park


Selfie again
It’s amazing how deep the snow and also how warm the weather
We ate a really good taco place. Josh ordered BBQ brisket tacos and I ordered yellow tuna tacos. They were really unique but delicious.
This was one of our favorite finds. We both have a huckleberry fettish and we decided to try some huckleberry lemonade. We both loved so we went to the grocery store after and bought one for each of family members and a few for our selves πŸ™‚ #welovehuckleberry



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