If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you know we spend most of the summer in Jackson Hole , Wyoming. This is the closest to anywhere I could call “home.” We love it here.
We just arrived yesterday to do an art show in Teton village this weekend. We will stay here until it’s time to head to Colorado in August. I am thrilled to be camped next to “My mountains, the Tetons.”
Today I am participating in a new photo challenge, for me anyway. I found this great website called, We drink because we’re poets. Every Tuesday a new photo challenge, Pixelventures, is posted with a prompt for a photo. This week was to go for a walk and take one good photo. Since we had to go into town, I grabbed my camera. There are always interesting things to photograph in Jackson. This photo really sums up the essence of the town. In the distance is the Million dollar cowboy bar, an icon in the town to be sure.
You can plainly see the neon bucking bronco sign, and a woman to the left taking a photo of it. To the right of that is one of the famous elk antler arches. There are 4 of them on this block which is a small park on the town square. I am sure that millions and millions of people have had their photos taken under one of these arches. Then there is the little stage stop building were people wait to ride a stage coach around downtown. People come here to absorb the west, and the western lifestyle.
This photo, though not part of Pixelventures today, really shows how all the businesses in town are vying for all those tourist dollars. The season here is about 4 months long, so they all have to make their money in a very short time.
This is why we avoid “town” as much as possible. Preferring to stay out in the woods. Jackson Hole is a fun town though, and the surrounding area is the best.