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Saint Johns Nursing Home

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  • Day19

    Independance Day, Jackson Hole, USA

    July 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Le 4 juillet, pour la fête nationale qui commémore l'indépendance des États-Unis, nous avons vu un défilé, un guns fight (un faux combat de pistolets entre cowboys), un feu d'artifices.

    C'était bien.

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  • Day31

    Trek America - Jackson

    May 20, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    We woke feeling refreshed and warm after our sleep in the cabin, giving us somewhere warm and dry to recharge.

    The day was less intense than previous days, with us heading into Jackson at late morning with everyone taking advantage of a well deserved lie-in. Historically Jackson was a frontier town of cowboys and gun fights and the buildings around the town's square have been preserved making you feel like you are on the set of a spaghetti western. Shops offered cowboy hats, fringed leather jackets and boots and the square is bordered by archways made from the antlers of male elks who shed these. Nowadays it is a thriving tourist town due to its history and availability of rafting in summer and skiing in the winter.

    After lunch we went white water rafting on the Snake River with its Grade 3 Rapids as well as calm stretches of water allow us to watch the scenery and catch our breath.

    It was still a pretty cold day but with our attractive wet suits we were kept warm enough. We met our raft instructor, Ian, at the river and we were given the option of sitting at the front of the boat where the full force of the rapids would be felt. Alex and Mattie immediately raised their hands. There was also the chance to 'ride the bull', which meant sitting on the front edge of the boat whilst dangling your legs over the edge and holding into the two hand straps. This is not easy, especially when the waves hit you face first. The aim is to hold on for as long as you can and try not to get swept into the thundering rapids around you.

    At one point Ian told us we had reached a spot where we could swim in the river. Alex was first to jump in with Mattie following behind. Soon the whole group decided to have a swim but it wasn't long before everyone was clambering back into the boat to escape the freezing water. The funniest moment was when we were all safely back in the boat but Seokgyeong lost his balance and fell straight back in! The group was in fits of laughter. Only this could happen to Seokgyeong, who is fast becoming the group's comedian without even meaning to. The rapids were great and we had such an amazing time.

    After showering and getting ready we all went out to the Snake River Brewery for dinner. It was a relief from camp cooking with most opting for the large bison burger and locally brewed beer.

    What a great day it has been, lots of laughs and feeling very happy to be part of a great group, who are really starting to gel. Kim came up with the title TATA (Trek America Team Adventure) after the Bunsen hike in Yellowstone, which has now stuck. We wish we were spending more time in Jackson but we are on the move again tomorrow, heading further south into Utah.
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  • Day13

    Day 11, Thursday May 19. 4502km traveled

    May 19, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Laidback day. Didn't hurry to get out of bed this morning. Walked downtown to see what's there. Quaint center that reminds us of Whistler/Banff/Jasper. Had a quick lunch and walked back to the motel. It started raining as we got close to home.

    Tried to use up some groceries for dinner, watched some TV and lazed around. Now it's getting close to bedtime.

    Tomorrow we will get our first glimpse of Yellowstone.....

    Photo of where we would like to be staying
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  • Day9

    Jackson Hole

    September 17, 2002 in the United States ⋅ 12 °C

    Zachtjes tikt de regen tegen ’t vensterraam °)°)°) Ja, ja
    We maken tijd om uitgebreider te gaan ontbijten in Wagners café waar we gisteren aten. Volle bak, de helft toeristen en de helft werkmannen uit de buurt. Je zag he verschil goed aan het postuur en de kleding. Niet moeilijk dat de hemden hier meestal XXL zijn. De meesten droegen petten en ze spraken zo levend en binnensmonds als John Wayne. Terwijl we ons afvroegen of het vissers of jagers zijn hoorden we dat ze aan een 24u shift begonnen. Toen ze weg waren kwamen de cowboys binnen, bestoft maar een maatje kleiner.
    Ons ontbijt duurde zowat anderhalf uur maar het was de moeite waard. Omelet, ham, cheese, raspt potatoes and homemade whole wheat bread. Wat klonk als ‘oaetbread’. Met de scenery van gasten om ons bezig te houden vloog de tijd voorbij.
    In één trek door naar Jackson Hole.
    In de verte doemden de bergen van Grand Teton Nat. Park op, jammer genoeg niet in volle glorie zoals of in de brochures maar in de mist, de regenwolken bedekten de toppen. We namen de mooie weg langs de Menors Ferry Historic area en Jenny’s Lake. Onderweg werd in een klein kapelletje een huwelijksmis voorbereid met banjo muziek, zeer leuk om te horen! Jackson Hole is de vallei die we helemaal doorreden met kreken en fantastische zichten, zelfs de regen die in vlagen kwam maakte de kleuren fris en de lucht was herfstig. Grand Tetons was de naam die Franse setlers gaven aan de bergen en wil zeggen grote boezem, ik kocht dus geen T-shirt met deze naam op. ;-) Tegen 19u bereikten we de stad Jackson en namen terug een Super 8 motel. even rusten en na een kamer picknick nog even door de stad gewandeld.
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  • Day8

    Tag 10- Jackson/Grand Teton Nationalpark

    July 14, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Heute ging es 433 km weiter nach Wyoming- Jackson Hole um genau zu sein. Das ist noch eine echte Cowboy- Stadt. Gegen Mittag konnten wir kurz die kleine Stadt erkunden. Unter anderem gibt es einen Salon in dem man auf Sätteln an der Bar sitzt. In dem sehr kleinen Park gibt es Tore mit vielen Geweihen von Wapits- die Geweihe fallen einmal im Jahr ab also kommen die Tiere nicht zu schaden.
    Am Nachmittag haben einige aus der Gruppe eine Raftingtour auf dem Snake-River unternommen. Ich sag euch das war mega geil. Wir wurden richtig nass aber es hat trozdem viel Spaß gemacht. Am Abend gab es noch einen Hamburger und ein bisschen Country Musik.
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  • Day6

    Jackson, Wyoming

    June 21, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We stayed at the Virginian RV resort for a night. Jackson is a cool town, but VERY EXPENSIVE!!! We liked the shootout in the town square and the antler arch. The burger at Thai me up restaurant was delicious 😀 and Nicole sang karaoke at the saloon! She did a great job! We were very proud 😁Read more

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