Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Skiing at Targhee

We have not taken many trips as a family--just the three of us. Our funds are low so when we take a trip we go see our families. However, this past weekend we went on a mini trip for my birthday weekend. Driggs, ID is right on the border of Wyoming and thus is very close to Teton National Park and the Grand Targhee ski resort. It is also a pretty cheap place to stay and we got discount lift tickets online. So the whole trip did not end up costing too much. My brother is at BYU-I which is pretty close to Driggs, so he joined us for the weekend as well. We also have a friend from Oregon who is randomly working at Grand Targhee for the season, so we saw quite a bit of him too. 

We left on Friday and went skiing on Saturday. We took Elanor skiing of course! She skied for half the day and then some more at the end. She loved it! In the morning, we all skied with her in the kid/beginner area (by the way, Grand Targhee has an awesome kid area!). We took her on the chair lift because she wanted to and she was free anyways. She loved it. Crazy girl. On the bigger hill she skied with us like this:
Tyler and Elanor
My brother, Ian, with Elanor.

Elanor loves going fast. Ian also worked with her later in the afternoon and she skied a little bit by herself.

On the chairlift--our friend, Kenny, in the background.

Family picture!

After lunch, I stayed with Elanor at the lodge and we colored, read books and rested, so that Elanor could have some down time. The boys all went skiing and then came back so I could have some ski time as well. Ian watched Elanor while I went skiing with Tyler and Kenny. Ian took Elanor skiing for a little bit and he taught her how to ski by herself!


My brother, Ian, and I. He can never make a normal face in a picture...

Later that night, we celebrated my birthday with a delicious dinner (lasagna, steamed artichokes and garlic bread), chocolate mousse cheesecake and presents. I got some great stuff! Thanks family and Tyler! Oh, and I know the picture of the cheesecake is awful, but the cheesecake, however, was not.

We drove home on Sunday. It was a nice, quick car ride.
Ian drove with us part of the way, until we dropped him off in Rexburg. It would have been so nice to have him in the car the whole way... He keeps Elanor so well entertained.
 Elanor said, "Take a picture of me laughing Mommy!"
Here is that picture.

Home and worn out.
 What a fun trip!


  1. That is so exciting and so awesome that she enjoyed skiing, way better than a child who decides they HATE the snow. FUN!