Mimosas on the River

Normally when guests visit from out of state- we have plenty to entertain them with. Living in a tourist town definitely has it's benefits. We can take them white water rafting, up to Yellowstone or Teton National Park, hiking, around town to see the elk antlers and go shopping, etc... Being that this was my friend's 4th time visiting us in a year (love her!), I at first was a bit stumped on what to do. Sure we could sit around in our pj's all day and watch old FRIENDS episodes, but since she did pay a good chunk of money to fly out, I wanted to make sure it felt worth it.

Luckily, my husband came up with the awesome idea of taking us scenic rafting. We'd taken her on a commercial white water trip before, but this time he personally was going to take us down- and this time with mimosas... count me in!

I love him

Danny was awesome. He did all the hard work: Coordinating the trip, getting the supplies, blowing up the raft, arranging for someone to pick us up at the end of the trip. As for us girls? We were in charge of the mimosas and food. Easy enough. Getting the champagne out... Don't be jealous of my sexy PFD either

It was the perfect day to go rafting. It had just stopped raining, the sun was out, and there was a nice breeze in the air.

Bald eagle! And yes- I get just as excited as the tourists

We of course posed for a few pictures to remember the trip by...

And then Chris and I decided to give Danny a break and try our hand at the oars. Not as easy as it looks! Those things want go all over the place... and they're heavy

It didn't last too long before he jumped in again. I totally felt like I was at summer camp and the cute counselor was coming over to teach me how to row properly.

The next day, the activities just kept going and we decided to bike through Grand Teton National Park.

Helmets are not my best look...

It was another beautiful day...

Chris looking all cute with her wispy hair coming out from her helmet... why didn't I do that? You can easily tell she's a girl. Me? Not so much. I look like her bald little brother. Scroll up- you'll agree

We ended up cycling about 20 miles that day... this was definitely one of my favorite parts...

We finished off her trip with some camping that night about 30 minutes out of town. And woke up to this...

It was awesome.


  1. Oh, WOW! Every time I see your photos of where you live, it makes me so happy - you have such gorgeous environs! I hope I get to make it out there someday :)

  2. i just had to read this post based on title alone! Looks like soooo much fun! WY is on our road trip list soon, and rafting looks like a definite must (along with biking, shopping, and of course mimosas!)

  3. Gosh, the Tetons are just incredible, I've been there once and would die to go back! I can see why so many people like to visit you guys!

  4. hahah i love your narrative! and the pictures are beautiful. The state of wy should start paying you for all the tourism you're bringing in :)

  5. HAHAHA! "Bald little brother.." I literally laughed out loud, 1) because of your narrative and 2) because you are MUCH too gorgeous to be anyone's little brother! :) Looks like so much fun!

  6. Serena, Ash, & Mara- if you guys ever make it out here! I would love to show you around :)

    Anabel- Right?! I should be an ambassador for the state of Wyoming... or at least the northwest corner of it :)

    Chicken Wing- hey lady! Good to see you :) And thanks so much! Although I will be paying attention to how I put on helmets for now on :)

  7. These pictures are so so good and I'm not just saying that because we are in them:) I secretly relook at our pictures probably twice a week!!!

  8. And you do not look like a boy nerd!!!! Lol!!!!!

  9. Love these pics!!! You all look like you had a great time. Can't wait to come visit you both!!!


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