I hesitated to write anything after Ben's & Sierra's epic adventure but thought I'd tell everyone about our trip thus far.
We are currently renting a vacation home in Alta, Wyoming, on the other side of the Tetons. You might ask yourself 'Why?' and it would be a good question. Basically we are waiting for Becca, who is doing the U-16 Regional ski camp in Jackson. Rachel and I could not afford to stay for a week in Jackson so we found a lovely spot right over the top of the pass. As soon as Becca is finished we will drive to Banff, Alberta and bicycle tour the Icefields Parkway to Jasper!
This is the view from our back porch!
|The view from our back porch in Alta, Wyoming.|
The closest internet we could find was actually in Driggs, 6 miles down the road. We are without a car, Becca has Clifford at the U-16 camp, but we have both our road bikes and our touring bikes so we hopped on the bikes, put our computers in the touring trailers and headed for Driggs on Sunday afternoon, Rachel had office hours at 4pm. It turns out that all the places with internet were closed for the night but we found someone at the Community/Art Museam/Senior Center/City Offices and asked where we might find a place to get online. She said Driggs has free city internet! Yay! We sat outside the building, on the grass for 2 hours and were able to work before riding back to our house and watching a lovely sunset on The Grand!
The next morning we had a fantastic ride from our house to up Grand Targhee Ski Resort. I mean UP! To give you an idea of the grade it was 9 miles and took us 1:15! The downhill was great fun and the entire ride was wonderful and beautiful with very little traffic.
|The view on the bike ride!|
Rachel had two office hours today so after breakfast we once again rode down to Driggs for internet. Behind the Multipurpose building with free internet we found a lovely picnic table and immediately commandeered it. It was wonderful and perfect but soon the sun and the 87F heat began to work it's way up the table and we started getting nervous, what to do....
|Our lovely picnic table!|
We worked until 5 and then had a lovely dinner of some of the best Thai ever and then came back to our trusty picnic table for Rachel's 7:30-8:30 office hours. After they are finished we'll ride our 6 miles back to the house and sleep to be ready for more adventures tomorrow!!!