Day 87 - Jackson Hole - Wyoming (USA)

Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
Trip End Aug 17, 2013

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Early morning stroll for the youngest and the oldest this morning, leaving the middle ones in bed for a further rest. Rich returns home with a glossy brochure from the real estate guys in Jackson Hole. Get saving!

Morning Skype with South Africa. Taya is pulling up to standing on the kitchen table and her second clear word - Grandma.

Today we are venturing into Jackson Hole to have an explore, and find a new child carrier replacement in the outdoor shops. We start with a drive up the valley towards The Tetons National Park while Taya has a sleep. The mountains are amazing with their snow covered peaks. We already want to come back in the snow, and we haven't even seen the town yet!

We park up, and head off for an explore. This is the town for the wealthy and those who want to be wealthy. This is just what we have been looking for. A typical American town with the covered sidewalks and interesting shops. Galleries full of bronze statues of horses and bears are scattered all over town, mixed in with lovely bars and restaurants and tourist T-shirt shops. Emma explores a cowboy bar with saddles as bar stools. 

We are directed to a children's clothes shop as somewhere to get our rucksack. Really nice shop and really nice lady. We give in and buy, although we are not as keen on it as our previous one. Whilst wandering during nap time we are thrilled to find an exact replacement for our original, so we return the first. Result. 

The afternoon is spent stocking the van up for the next week or so inside the National Parks.We are now overflowing with food and fully stocked with gas for the van.
Someone appears to have replaced our toddler with one we don't recognise. We are not complaining, this one listens and is uber polite. "Thank you mummy and daddy for my lovely dinner", "Haven't we had a lovely day", "Thank you so much for my lovely rucksack and for finding my friends again" (animal pictures on the rucksack).

We also need to report that we felt three drops of rain today! Dylan's immediate reaction was, its freezing and I need my coat. What have we done to him and how is he ever going to live in Croydon again!?

Yummy dinner of marinated pork and rice - check out the culinary skills with just a hob to cook on!

Great day in a super town. Thunderstorm forecast for tonight, hope its not too noisy!
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Margie Stephen from Liz's extracts on

Thanks for next installment.
Loving this trip!

Sheila Romburgh from Liz's extracts on

Marvellous, interesting and amusing - just love reading them!!!
Who are all these 4,294 visitors???
Amazing isn't it!!

Sheila Romburgh on

Thank you!! Another wonderful chapter!!! I think I told you I had never heard of Bryce Canyon until somebody told me about it some months ago - I couldn't remember who that somebody was though. I have now remembered - it was our window cleaner and he also raved about it. So much to see in this beautiful world - so little time/opportunity!!!
Taya is saying Grandma - wow!!! She's another little Kempton alright! I can imagine the Americans being awed by Dylan!!

Margie Stephen on

Wonderful. As I said, I shall miss the adventures of your little traveling band when they get home.

thekemptons on

As will we Margie :)

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