Hockey Boy had to go home a couple of days early (for Varsity Hockey and Senior Registration Day at school, not because he was afraid of getting dragged on another hike!). Robert took this shot on their way to the airport. This and all of his pictures from the hike were taken on his iPhone; can you believe it?
That afternoon my mom hosted a picnic lunch for the men who are working on her house (clearly containers are allowed on the table when it's a picnic)
Robert grilled the hamburgers and hot dogs, and I helped serve the food
While my mom did all the behind the scenes work
Pretty nice site for a picnic!
In this picture you can see the stone work that these men are doing on the front of my parents' house as well as their beautiful view
The next day my mom took Robert, Dots, Vivian and me into Grand Teton National Park
We stopped at the newly constructed Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
This beautiful visitors center contains educational, geographical and historical information about the area in addition to several sensory exhibits highlighting the natural features of the Preserve's hiking trails and lakes
The Center as viewed from the other side
Robert showed us on this topographical rendering where he and my dad and Hockey Boy hiked
It's hard to tell from this picture, but this room had four screens showing beautiful photographs of the Preserve in all four seasons while peaceful music played in the background
Vivian loved this picture of two baby bears climbing a tree. We had to wait for the slideshow to cycle through several times so she could see them again and again!
We took a brief walk on the Preserve's beautiful trails. We could only get so far with the stroller (Vivian was happy in it and we didn't want to rock the boat by making her get out)
Dots loved the trails, especially the waterfalls
After leaving the Preserve, we stopped in Teton Village, where the Jackson Hole ski area is located
We had a lovely lunch on the patio at the Four Seasons
One of us didn't think lunch at the Four Seasons was such a swell idea. Luckily there was an empty sofa next to our table which made a fine spot for lying down and watching "Dora the Explorer" on the iPod (which Vivian refers to as her *phone*)
For dessert we shared this fabulous chocolate fondue
All in all a great vacation for our family. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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