Weekend in Wyoming

While not the first place that would have popped into my head as a destination of choice, Jackson Hole, Wyoming is now quite near (if not THE) most fantastic vacation we’ve ever taken. In short, since Saturday we:

  • Road a gondola to the top of a mountain
  • Took a round-trip on a ski-lift (not quite to the top)
  • Went whitewater rafting, tourist-style, in the 46 degree, raging Snake River
  • Jumped off a perfectly good mountain
  • Road horses WAY out in the back country with an old cowboy and a bear-chasing dog named Jackson
  • Saw Old Faithful showing off
  • Hung out by an amazing waterfall
  • Saw a moose, some buffalo, some deer and a black bear
  • Ate Elk, buffalo sausage, buffalo brisket and other game (unrelated to my previous point)
  • Slid down a mountain on an overgrown skate
  • Got bit by the largest and the most mosquitoes I’ve ever been food for

Thanks to Arturo and Nurse Jolie (who are having their baby right now, literally!) we were able to take more than 1,200 fantastic, high-quality pictures on their super-duper, fancy camera. Once we get them culled down to the only best 500 or so we’ll post them for all to see.

However, all this did come at quite a cost. Jackson Hole is expensive! Apparently, it’s known as the place the billionaires go to get away. The last day we spent $80 on appetizers. A “starter home” runs around $800,000, just to paint a picture. And since housing is so expensive there are very few worker bees. Thus service in restaurants and other places is pretty dang poor. It seemed like in every place we visited there was at least one employee who had only been there a week. Needless to say, Maggie and I will be eating mac & cheese for the next few weeks.

I’ll be posting more stories with pictures as we get them uploaded.

Meanwhile, Maggie is doing fine although she continues to be troubled by pain in her back (besides me, thanks.) She figures what she needs is a good long (expensive) massage. We may even try some acupuncture. What the heck. She did tell me last night that, happily, her hands and feet are finally starting to regain sensitivity. That’s wonderful news. We expected that the numbness from the chemo, known as peripheral neuropathy, would last for as much as a year. Once again, we are so lucky.

6 thoughts on “Weekend in Wyoming

  1. Just ran across your site and found a story I can relate to first hand. Don’t give up on old opinions, keep up the hope.

    Adam

  2. I’m so glad you had a great vacation, even if the price tag was a little steep. Should Maggie decide to get acupuncture treatments, remind her that she gets a 20% discount with my acupuncturist because she’s family! I am looking forward to all the wonderful pictures. Much Love.

  3. So I visited back and you guys are having so much fun!!! LOL Yay! I am so happy about that. I was looking through the photos and Maggie, you look as beautiful as ever…Chris has gained a little weight since I saw him last though. 😉 That is good though because he was looking thin last time I saw him. You guys both look GREAT. And sound really good too…I think about you both alot and enjoy the posts…although I just caught up since April! I laughed hard too because Maggie you have the same shoes I do!!! Are those Diesels you are jumping off that mountain in?!? Rare find in that style…but you always were so stylish…

    I am hoping to come to Austin soon but have been having alot of company this summer and am taking off for about 6 days and am moving locally in August. I am shooting for September at this point. I wish I had known you were in Wyoming. I would have come to see you. 🙂 It is a few hours away I think…or less? and I had no idea it was so nice!

    Glad to hear things are better since I last visited the site. You are both AMAZING and thought of often.

    Keep on truckin’,
    Tyce

  4. Hey Sweetie,
    Let me know when you’re ready for that massage and acupuncture. My friend Kim is amazing and knows all about the acupuncture to steer you in the right direction.

  5. Back in the computer business. Just cought up on your new that I have been missing. At least the ones Nic didn’t read to me. Made me so very happy to hear that you are doing so well and having the fun of your life. Keep up the good work. Life is good, enjoy every precious minute of it. All our love, and prayers, still.

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