boondoggle recap - jackson hole edition

jacksonholeWe're back and it was awesome and if you weren't part of my instagram feed-clogging posts you can catch up here but basically it started on Wednesday night and ended Friday night - five couples, breathtaking views, some outdoor fun and many, many bubbly drinks all set at the outstanding Four Seasons Jackson Hole. Oh, and I packed perfectly with the added bonus of unseasonably warm weather. champagne-breakfast On Thursday, Bob opted for skiing, I chose a more civilized morning of reading and relaxing. Truth: when your friends send a glass of champagne to your table during brunch you don't say no. I will admit that I didn't get very far in my book while sitting by the firepit outside - the people watching was first rate. Kids in super hero and princess costumes, crazy helmets and a particularly great group of students from Purdue University who stripped down to boxers and bikinis by lunch time. It was warm, but not that warm.

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Those of us who didn't ski took the Bridger Gondola up 2,784 more feet to the 9,095 foot mark and met the skiers for a late lunch at Couloir with unbelievable views.

gondolateam-MHcouloirOne of the things I was sorry I didn't get a chance to do was fly back down after lunch. All morning I watched paragliders take off and sail down to the base strapped to a chute and a guide. By the time we finished eating, there was only one run left and my friend Pep took the spot. You literally take a few running steps and you're off. Next time, for sure - they do it all year long, weather and wind permitting. pepchute [iframe width="100%" height="480" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/62092670"]

a four seasons thank-youThis is getting longer than I thought - I'll save the rest for tomorrow's post. I leave you with this: before dinner on Thursday, this champagne was waiting in our room - a thank you from the Four Seasons hotel for "instagramming us and showing off Jackson to all your friends!" I was stunned and Bob was impressed. Maybe I won't get the eye roll next time I stop and pull out my iPhone.