in exactly three weeks I will be in Jackson Hole with my family and my cousins families.
hands down Jackson Hole, specifically Jackson Lake is my favorite place to vacation.
not only because its absolutely gorgeous, but the love for it is deeply rooted in my family.
we have been going there since 1968, when my mom, her sister Jan and their little brother John were just wee children. my grandparents have always instilled the importance of family vacations, traditions and home evenings.
the YHM are the initials of the three families names
and we give it some TLC each year. the tree is found on our
beloved "Gilligans". a tiny island out in the middle of the lake
we venture to each summer.
all three fams (with some absent) at Gilligans
the Four Winns on the left has been replaced by a lovey new red and white Master Craft.
the Malibu in center, with the original boaton the right, The Teton Tradition. we keep 'er aroundfor nostalgic purposes.
plus its my favorite to ski behind cause it produces hardly any wake
my dad commodores the Teton Tradition these days
like I said, it deep rooted. this is a picture of my mom with my oldest sister Mandy up
we stay at beach front condos at Signal Mountain Lodge.
the only place to stay on the water at Jackson Lake.
we are regulars, and book each summer a year in advance,
the week after we leave each time.
the view from the condo is unreal
I love the afternoon thunderstorms that roll in every afternoon
once the water starts getting choppy
I love early morning and late night ski runs on perfect glass
I love the hour long boat ride to Leeks Restaurant for the best
pizza and ice cream known to man
I love moments like this
and especially this.
I love the sunsets on the glassy water at night
and I love being there with my family
needless to say, being away from them all summer in
inhumane heat and unnecessary ugliness has made me more
excited then ever to go.
three more weeks. three more weeks.
cherry on top:
I get to see miss shoko
the gorgeous one on the far left...