June 22, 2008

Second annual JH trip













For my birthday...Jason booked a trip to our favorite spot in the West - Jackson Hole, WY. We went there at the end of May last year and had a BLAST. So, we went to JH for our second annual mountain biking, hiking, playing around with our dog about 3 weeks ago.

The trip was a little different this year with the endless winter we've been having. We didn't know if we should pack up the bikes or our skis. We opted to take our bikes and give it a shot. Although there was a ton of snow in the mountains still, and we couldn't bike Mosquito Creek in Wilson again, the trip was fabulous once again. The temp was around 65 during the day and it was nice and sunny. We had to bike up and down snow king, which is hard to get up since it's extremely steep, and a little too much for me on the dh. However, Jason loves riding fast on the dh, and I just took my time and enjoyed the scenery and our new found bike trail. We loved it!

We also took sweet Maggie Mae since Snow King allows pets. After our bike ride she enjoyed a nice hike also up snow king. Although I think she likes riding in the Camry more than the Audi as she can see more out the windows, but she did goodin the car once again.

We were also fortunate enough to cruise around town, enjoy the scenery, snap some great photos, and eat some yummy food at a bistro we'd never been to, trio. Sunday, we took the long route and went home through West Yellowstone. We didn't see any bears this year (darn the luck), but it was amazing to drive through the park and see all the wildlife that is always there. Plus, there was an amazing amount of snow that we don't often get to see in June!

This years trip was the best and I think we'll have to opt for a 3rd annual JH trip next May as well.

View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting