National Parks: America's Best Idea this winter. I think these parks are one of the best things about this country. There are too many for most people to visit all of them, including a lot of historical sites, but we're hoping to hit most of the big ones.
This first photo is from our scenic float trip down the Snake River. The guide does all of the work getting the boat down the river, so the rest of us were free to take as many pictures as we wanted of the dramatic scenery.
It was hard to turn around -- I wanted to keep going and see what else we could see -- but we didn't want to miss the ferry back to our car and be late for dinner. Priorities!
On the way back, we had a tight connection in Salt Lake City, but our plane out of Jackson Hole was delayed and delayed. We got off the plane when it was officially time for our next flight to stop boarding, but we decided to run from gate B1 to C7. My husband is much more of a runner than me, and even though he has had some injury problems and was dragging a rolling bag, I just barely kept up with him. I got on the plane coughing a little but we made our flight.
I ate some pretty fabulous meals while I was away, so I am curious to see from the scale whether my activity balanced out the calories. I peeked at the scale today and it looks like I stayed about the same, but I'm waiting to post an official weight tomorrow. Mostly I'm feeling relaxed and happy and not quite as uptight about the scale as I did before I left. I feel like I have the fitness for what really counts, no matter what the scale says.