I’m going to Jackson

The Dalton Gang 2011
The Dalton Gang 2011

Our family has been going to Jackson for about 25 years.
How is that possible, you may wonder, since we’ve only been married 11? Good question.

Well, you see, both of our parents are friends and very early on in our childhood our families started going to Jackson Hole together. I must have been 10 or so?

The summer I fell in love with Jon was when we were in High School. I think I was 17 or 18. We had a foreign exchange student that year from Denmark (surprise) and she had fallen a crush on Jon’s brother. So, Jon and I ended up spending a lot of time together drinking Dr. Pepper and making fun of his brother and our foreign exchange student. Thankful that brother ended marrying someone else, but it sealed the deal. For me. I love that Jackson is part of our love story.

It’s became a tradition for both of our families. My parents have gone almost every year unless we were in Denmark. We stay at Colter Bay and have a lot of memories up there. It’s only been the last few years all the Dalton’s have started going again. But it sure feels good to be up there in that majestic place. It’s been so special to take our own children there and share this little bit of heaven with them.

Believe it or not, we’re missing a brother and sister and their two kids in this picture above. Plus we’ve had two more babies join us.

I lose track how many we are now…29?  And counting.

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I hope to post some Jackson tips on bike rides and some of our favorite trails for hiking!



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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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