03 November 2009

Jackson Hole, I am for Real

This past weekend, I went to Jackson Hole with Brent and Preston for our dear friends', Bradley and Mallory, wedding reception. Jackson Hole is sweet, but Jackson Hole with a couple of Wenger brothers is even sweeter.
It took us 8-9 hours to make it to Jackson. It should have only taken 4 or 5 but we got sidetracked and distracted by hunger, idaho potato museums, and the quaint friendliness of Rexburg. The drive through Idaho was really bleak, but as soon as we got into Wyoming everything seemed so much more charming and enchanting. It must have been the Tetons.
The wedding reception was so beautiful. We made it just in time to watch everyone leave, bid the couple farewell, depart with one last creme puff. Our only regret the whole trip was that our time was cut short at the reception, but that's because we were having so much fun on the way up.
Once we were in Jackson Hole, we stayed the night at the Roney's residence. Bro. Roney is the founder of NuSkin and his house has lots of bear skins. This house (you can't call it a house), this residence was breath taking. The rooms smelled like cedar, the art was phenomenal, the theatre was grand, the gym was cool, the butler's pantry had real pretty dishes, and the baby grand piano was singing. This was the best night ever! And we woke up to a Teton sunrise. Thank you Roney family. You are gracious.
We spent Saturday driving home but weren't too hasty as to miss some thrifting! We headed over to Browse 'n Buy to find Brent and Preston their Halloween costume. They dressed up as old men- really hysterically good-looking gray and bearded old men.
Another highlight of the trip may have been the Teton Mystery. Brent saw it on the side of the road and turned the car around to explore. It was abandoned, no one was manning Teton Mystery Post. So we snuck around the back, squeezed through the fence and had ourselves a wild rompous. The Teton Mystery is about defying gravity, you could say. It was so fun! We were laughing like little kids.
Then we came home and celebrated Halloween as funky old people would and cracked open some Martinelli's.
Our last moments of the trip together were the two times we got pulled over by the cops - once for expired registration and twice for going 20 on center street. Nothing, not even the 5-0, tainted our weekend. It was so much fun, beyond words.



p, b, & j.

filling up

number one thing to do in blackfoot

you know you've dreamed about it. we got to live it.

giant baked potato love.

northface of the Roney Residence

good morning


i made preston hold hands with me a lot

Preston and red and aspen forest in front yard

how many deer, elk, and moose had to die for this awesome picture?

thrifting in jackson hole. brent always finds good deals.

preston's 5 o'clock shadow.

faster, stronger

the teton mystery!!

red the cowboy and his bearded lady

the lean.

trying the lean.

what is it?

we definitely saw nessie, the lochness monster at Lehi Hotpots.


Marie said...

Babyface. Cute Elvish babyface.

Kathleen said...

i love that you got to experience beautiful Jackson. And actually, no elk or deer had to die for that picture, they shed their antlers annually, so i've been told.

kelly said...

you guys are so funny with your roadtrips, you and kathleen with the antlers and i have seen that potato in 3 blogs this summer, funny! glad you are enjoying yourself and having a blast at the beautiful nuskin house!

amber said...

1. youre so beautiful its ridiculous.
2. i have a picture under those antlers also! neat.
3. did you get that plaid shirt at d.i.? you did didnt you. i tried that on like 7 times. but it looks so much better on you.
4. love yew.