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For as long as I can remember I have wanted to see the Jackson Hole/Teton area. It was much more than my expectations, I absolutely fell in love with the Teton mountains and the whole “wild west” feel of the area. Our RV park was in a beautiful valley near Moran, Wyoming so we were halfway between the town of Jackson and Yellowstone.

We found a great place to canoe in some backwaters of the Snake River, where it was very calm and we had a beautiful view of the Tetons mirrored in the water. Izzi was a little uncertain when we got in the canoe (her first time), but she ended up enjoying it and checking out all the activity along the water. We saw various types of birds, trumpeter swans and pelicans. We rode the tram out of Teton Village to a height of 10,450 feet near the top of the Teton mountain range, and hiked to a pioneer settlement along the Snake River where several original buildings remain. Everywhere you went was a great photo opportunity, we also had a “bucket” list of wildlife we wanted to see and were able to check off most on the list. We saw antelope, deer, elk, coyotes, moose and bison. It was funny, you always knew when there was a wildlife sighting, there were tons of cars parked along both sides of the road and everyone had their cameras out.

We spent a day in Yellowstone and were totally amazed by the hot springs, especially Grand Prismatic where the colors were breathtakingly beautiful and vibrant. Mammoth Hot Springs was unbelievable and kind of other-worldly in its feel.

We loved the old west character of the town of Jackson, nestled in among the hills, we even found a Scottish Festival in the fairgrounds to attend one night (so I could hear my favorite – bagpipes).

I truly did fall in love with Jackson Hole and hope to return again someday.