Monday, September 8, 2008

Roughin' it


In July we road tripped it to the Cole family camp out in the Grand Tetons. We are clearly not pro's at this sort of thing. First we rented a Hummer to pack all our luggage which probably used as much gas getting there as an RV. That was the first little issue with our "off roading" ride, second we were a sure target. Our first speeding ticket was from a narcotics officer who was looking for druggers not families going camping. His diligent partner stood his ground guarding the passenger side of the car incase Samuel and I took off running. The second ticket wasn't given by drug buster who was used to rebels, just a hall monitor out to catch anyone breaking the law, even just a little bit. When we finally arrived after gaining about 10 pounds on junk food in 7 hours,(it was supposed to take five) we jumped out of the car to get immediately ridiculed about our attire. I didn't know it was camping etiquette to put on your grubbiest clothes 300 miles away. I soon discovered they were right when I looked down and noticed my metallic ballet flats weren't so metallic anymore.
A few hiccups on the trek but once were were there we had such a great time. The the scenery was amazing, the food was delicious and there were no distractions to take away from spending time together.



Hiking...do you like my pack...ya the plastic grocery bag under my arm was what I used to carry our water and lunch, so prepared.


These animals were way too used to people this deer was just walking around us looking for food like we didn't even exist.



Jackson Hole for us while Matt and the babyless ones went down the Snake River

I love this pic of Matt and his Mom, too bad Samuel isn't participating

Yellow Stone



Catch Ya! every time I said, "Did you kick the dog?" he said, "NO"

6 comments:

Lisa R.D. said...

I didn't know you got TWO tickets? So sorry.... and sorry for the ridiculing of the attire, we were just all so jealous that you were clean and didn't look like you had already been in the mountains (aka dirt) for the whole week, even though we arrived only a few hours before you did...

I'm so glad you came--it was great to be with you.

julie said...

Now I feel better about only getting one ticket... :)

Loved your pack. Only you could make it look great! And you are my kind of girl. Showing up in metallic flats! (Mine would be metallic flipflops, though!)

Owen and April said...

Ash, Glad we got to see you guys a few times this summer. I didn't know you got tickets and you rented a hummer! What? I have never claimed to be much of a camper and I think I will keep it that way. Samuel is so adorable! I loved seeing more of his personality at the ranch.

Amy M. said...

You so are going to Paradise next summer with us. My dad says it is mandatory, and I was SO scared to tell him I wasn't going this year. They didn't get why I didn't think it would be easy to go with a newborn, plus two other small kids, minus Micah. Um...

Julie Knowlton said...

Hello Coles! You guys are absolutely darling. This is Julie (Dana) Knowlton. I went to high school with Matt. I hope you don't mind if I add you guys to our blog. Hooray for blogging. :)

Jodi said...

Hello Coles! This is Jodi, Elder Atkinson's wife. Thanks for leaving a comment on our blog. Brian was excited to hear from you. You have a cute little family, and it will be fun to stay caught up.