Spring Break – March 13th

After another great night of sleep, it was back to the Westbank Grill for a quick breakfast before the morning’s adventures.

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On the day’s agenda? Dog sledding!

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We made the gorgeous 45-minute drive out to the Jackson Hole Iditirod Kennel. Once we got there, we were paired with Mary (a dog trainer and musher) and a mother-daughter duo for a half-day of sledding.

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In about 4 hours, we covered 10 miles of gorgeous Wyoming wilderness with our team of dogs.

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We made a quick stop at the halfway point for snacks (chili, cornbread, and warm drinks) and to let to the dogs rest.

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On the back, John mushed our sled – which was only slightly nerve wracking!

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Since I rode in the sled with G between my legs the whole time, I felt ever bump along the way. It really didn’t bother me until I had to pee really badly. I ended up making everyone stop so that I could take bathroom break. Since we were in the middle of nowhere, I had to walk/slip my way down a snowy bank and hang on to a tree while squatting. It was not my finest moment, but I felt much better afterwards. When we arrived back at the kennels, George asked if we could “go again!” Ha! We were so glad that G thoroughly enjoyed our excursion.

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George fell asleep on the ride home, but sat right up in his chair when he heard John ask me if I wanted to have a late lunch at the Westbank Grill (I did).

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We ended up having a terrific lunch composed of chips and dips, elk chili and macaroni and cheese (for George).

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After lunch, John and George napped while I worked from the hotel library. I had a few conference calls to make and documents to edit, so this was a perfectly tranquil environment for me. And it was a great place to enjoy afternoon s’mores.

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Post-nap, we made our way to downtown Jackson for a bit more shopping before dinner. We ended up doing some shopping for G at the JH Toy Store and we also did a bit of looking around for souvenirs.

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For dinner, we walked over from the downtown square to Cafe Genevieve for some delicious home cooking.

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We shared a charcuterie plate and had ramen soup (me), trout (John) and a burger (G) for our entrees.

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The food and service were perfection.

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For dessert, we walked over to Moo Creamery to indulge in some ice cream.

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After bed and bath time, John and G slept while I did a little bit more work.

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