Monday, January 25, 2010

We've been talking 'bout JACKSON!

My Bennington family (mostly my dad) LOVES to see animals. For as long as I have been alive I have known that if he has free time, he wants to be spending it looking for deer in some canyon.

The National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, WY gives sleigh rides out on the refuge to the public. It was really an amazing thing! My dad has wanted to go for a long time now and so my mom and dad, Tyanna, and Bryce and I all decided to go and see what the hype was all about.

The night that we went all the huge bulls were all together pretty close to the road and quick and easy to get to on the sleigh. We saw some huge and amazing bulls! It was a lot of fun!

You can see that we really were RIGHT out in the middle of the bulls! Bryce was wishing he could be seeing these bulls this close in the fall! Some of the bulls were typical and some were so non-typical they just looked freaky, but we were all very impressed with everything we saw on the refuge! Because there were so many elk, I figured that most of the elk that would come were already there, but the guy that took us on our sleigh said there were only about 4500 elk on the refuge and that winter that would probably see close to 7000-8000.

The elk were not the only things we wanted to see while we were in Jackson. I know I sure had my heart set on seeing some BBQ'd brisket at good ol' Bubba's BBQ! And I did!! YUM!

The next morning we woke up and went for a drive. We saw the Tetons and, of course, had to stop for the photo might ask where Tyanna is and why we are all laughing hysterically in this picture?!

Well...that would be because she is on the ground between us and the camera! We set the timer on the camera we we could all be in the pic. Well Tyanna got a little too excited and ran to change something on the camera and she fell for the first, second, and third shots :) we all could not help but laugh! Luckily she was ok and it ended up really being a funny situation! It was a good time!

Monday, January 4, 2010