We arrived at Grand Teton National Park last Saturday afternoon. The first day was spent driving, seeing the Visitor Center and checking into our lovely little cabin near the river where we'd be staying for our entire trip. The cabin was divine, two little rooms (James had his own bunk-bed room!), and a little living area with a kitchen and couch. Plus there was a private patio with a grill, table and fire pit. The cabin was located only about a two minute walk from the huge Snake River so we spent a lot of time that first day just grilling and chillin'.
But the second day we woke up ready for adventure. Having your own kitchen is a huge money saver. We made our own lunches daily and packed them and ate every single breakfast there as well. Lots of money and time saved by not needing to do a restaurant every meal.
The drive from our cabin into the park took quite some time (45 minutes most days) but the kids were troopers. Two iPads loaded with games really helps too. ;)
The first day consisted of a three mile round trip hike to Leigh Lake. The hike was stunning. Probably one of my favorite hikes I've ever been on. The trail followed another beautiful Teton lake the entire way and the blue/dark green/turquoise water was so crystal clear you could spot every single fish.
Plus, everywhere you looked the Tetons dominated the scenery. It was intense and amazing.
After some quiet time in our cabin (James slept, Juliet didn't), we headed to Jackson Hole for dinner. We remembered this darling Mexican restaurant from the first time we were in Jackson, and it didn't disappoint.