We departed Boston after a great night with Jenn, Turner and Michael and jetted off to Denver, just in the nick of time too, there was a nasty nor'easter that hit ACK and getting off would have been a nightmare.
The Grand Tetons are indeed grand and looming, impossible to capture their presence from just one shot but we'll be hiking there this week and hope to get more.
An antler arch welcomed us; perhaps ACK should do this too with scallop shells or Nantucket Reds pants or fishing poles?
Where we'll be over the next couple days, right on the Snake River. Its hard to even describe the beauty of the area and the spectacular home. One can just tell the moment they get off the plane that this is a very special place, much like that feeling people have about ACK, everyone should have a spot they feel passionately about. Amazing air, amazing clarity in the sky, amazing friendly people, amazing contentment.
These pictures of the interior don't even begin to do it justice but you'll get the gist. The walls are large logs that are glossy and honey colored, accented by windows looking out toward the river.
While I am fond of nautical decor, I am now totally smitten with this style; distressed leathers, antler chandeliers, rawhide furnishings, native prints and fabrics. Its in no way overkill, totally charming and perfect.
We only spent a few hours in the town of Jackson yesterday but its awesome and I can't wait to get back, I fear that I will leave here a cowgirl which would not be a bad thing. The center square has four antler arches and this particular area was across from the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar which I am sure we'll hit at some point.
A long day of traveling and the first day of vacation constitutes a brewery visit at happy hour on a Friday with the locals, tons of fun at Snake River Brewing Company.
The brewery was really fun and interesting, high ceilings with lots of pipes running over your head, stainless accents, really nice people and a great way to start our first afternoon.
Even the grocery stores are cute here; they have these markers so you remember what row you parked in which seems unnecessary because their lot is smaller than our A&P. We opted for 'moose' but you could have had 'bear' or 'bison' too.