Today we were offered the luxury of sleeping in, and taking our time to check out of our cabin, which rejuvenated us for the drive ahead. Today was the shortest drive of the trip-about 5.5 hours-so we decided to spend some time in Jackson Hole, WY before our day’s destination in Salt Lake City, UT.
We checked-out around 10:30 and poked around in the gift shop and convenience store. One item we saw in most of the gift shops and stores around Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons were huckleberry flavored everything: jam, syrup, chocolate, tea, jellybeans lotion and soap. Not wanting to have to bring too much more with us in the car, we bought a four-pack of huckleberry tea. We will definitely send an update on how good it was after we get settled in.
We arrived to Jackson Hole around noon, filled up on gas and parked the car next to this cute little historic playhouse.
Mom and I perused the cute, fashion-forward boutiques along the main street of Jackson. We then decided to grab a late lunch at Cafe Genevive, another historic spot in town. We picked them mainly because of their shaded outdoor seating.
After Jackson, we drove straight to Salt Lake City. We drove through Idaho…really wasn’t much to see. Lots of cows and rolling hills. All of the towns we drive through had more livestock than people.
We made it to Salt Lake City around 7 p.m. and checked into our sketchy hotel. Coming from the luxury cabins in the Tetons to this budget hotel in Salt Lake was a little rough, but we made it.
For dinner we went to Red Iguana, the best Mexican restaurant in town. I’m not kidding. They were literally voted the best Mexican restaurant in Salt Lake City, numerous times.
Missing home a little bit, I ordered the posole in a large bowl. I didn’t realize it would THIS large.
Tomorrow is the day! Only 649 miles to go, see you tomorrow Sacramento!