We woke up early in the morning to check out of our hotel and begin our trek to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was almost a 5 hour drive to get there. Our plan was to check out the town and then hit a covered wagon dinner before checking into our next lodging.
The drive was so beautiful! It still amazes me all of the different landscapes, just in one section of our country. We were at a stop light when I looked to the left and spotted these bird nests on the side of this small mountain!
The entire trip so far we had been searching for any kind of different wild life. WE FINALLY SPOTTED SOMETHING! I had to google to see exactly what animal it was. It was a Pronghorn. We learned that this is the fastest land animal in the western hemisphere! It’s the second fastest animal falling just behind the cheetah. This was the first of many we would see over the next several days.
I had to include this. We had been driving for a few hours and Devon realllllly had to use the restroom. There was NOTHING in sight for miles and miles. We pulled up to a construction stop light (where traffic was only one lane for awhile), and this fella was sitting right next to us. Heck to the N-O would I go in this. But Devon did. And, she proclaimed it the cleanest portapotty she had ever been in! HAHAHAHA!
Just look at THIS! I could not get enough of the landscape!
We were starting to get closer!
We made it into town about 2:00 p.m. We had reservations at a covered wagon cookout at 6 p.m. So we had a little bit of time to check out the super cute town.
We loved all of the little shops!
At 5:45 p.m., we made our way to Bar T 5 Covered Wagon Cookout. It was very easy to find, and just outside of town. They guided us as we pulled into the parking lot so that they could fit everyone.
We checked in at the ticket office and they assigned us a wagon which would then also correlate to our table number once at the cookout.
Everyone was directed to this seating area to wait for the pre-show.
I’m not sure why, but I don’t have any pictures of the lady who was doing the story telling! So we sat here and she told the history of Bar T 5. It was very interesting!
She then introduced all of the horse teams with their drivers and sent us free to find ours.
Our horses names were Maverick and Goose. Here you can see our caravan heading to the cookout site:
Here’s a look behind us:
Here you can see the tables where we would sit to eat and watch the show:
The food serving area:
The food was good, not outstanding, but not terrible. You could go up for as much as you wanted of anything. After dinner, they performed a little show for us.
It was entertaining and fun! Here is my daughter with some of the entertainers:
Here are our horses!
After the show, we all went back to our wagons to return to our cars. From Bar T 5, we started our trek to our next lodging just outside of Yellowstone National Park.
Overall, Jackson is a super cute town. The Bar T 5 was a fun family experience!