We had spent the better part of our Saturday exploring Yellowstone National Park, when we decided that we really wanted to see the Teton Mountain range before we headed home. Since we were leaving Yellowstone we received the discounted rate for our entry fee into the Grand Teton National Park, so a total of $50 for the two parks.
We didn’t have time to do any hiking so our real intention was to stop at a few scenic stops and take in the breathtaking scenery. Mission accomplished.
There is nothing better than a road trip with grand views around every corner!
We continued on to Jackson, the main town in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Valley, and we arrived with a bit of time to explore before grabbing a bite of dinner. Jackson definitely had the look and feel of an Old Western Town, with the fake facades, and stage coach rides.
The 4 corner entrances to the Jackson Square had archways made of Elk Antlers which made for many tourist photo opportunities. Jackson Hole is home to the National Elk Refuge located about a mile away from the town square.
We walked up the main street and around the town square of Jackson exploring stores with western art, souvenirs and Pendleton blankets.
While my husband was busy taking photos of his Pendleton Nike ID AirMax at the Pendleton store, I was taking selfies with the local, friendly moose!
After the obligatory tourist photos, we looked around for a place to eat before hitting the road back to Salt Lake City. Unfortunately we did not have the time for a long sit down meal, nor had we done our research beforehand, so we ended up staying in the touristy area where the restaurants were sadly lacking in appeal. We walked into a couple restaurants and walked right back out. We did a quick Trip Advisor search and found that The Merry Piglets Mexican Grill was in the top 10 and had received 4 stars. Not exactly what we had in mind, but it was quick (plus, who doesn’t love tacos?!) and we were soon back on the road back to Salt Lake City.