Roadtrip to Yellowstone: A Night In Town (Jackson Hole)
As the light continued to fade, we left Jenny Lake for a little time in town. On the way, we found a good spot to photograph the rainbow, only because we saw others stopping on the road for a shot of the rainbow. So we followed suit.
On the way out of Grand Teton NP, I urged the husband to take a little detour to check out the little chapel called The Episcopal Chapel of the Transfiguration. We took photos from the car because it was raining.
Once we arrived in town, rain was pouring hard. Thankfully, we easily found a street parking by the town square. In the middle of the square is a park called George Washington Memorial Park. It is notable for arches made of elk antlers at each corner. Only one of the arches lit up at night when we were there.
The first order of business was to find a local cafe for warm beverage, and despite this almost 6 pm we just had to have coffee (decaf). I was just getting comfy in one of sofas when one of baristas came over to say they would be closing in 5 minutes. It seemed like stores close early on a Thursday in October here. Anyway, the rain was whittled down to a drizzle by this time and it was okay to go out and explore the stores around the square.
With the help of our friend Google, we found out that there is a brewery here. From the town square, it was a few blocks away. We walked to the brewery only to be dismayed that the line waiting for tables is long. Not wanting to spend our few hours waiting in line, we walked back to the town square and continued to browse at the few stores that are still open.
The time for dinner reservation came and we drove to Gun Barrel Steak and Game House. When the husband checked into the hotel earlier he mentioned to the clerk that we are looking at eating at Gun Barrel tonight. He was informed that the place is so popular, you have to have reservations. So she made one for us, thank God. It really was good that the husband was able to blab to the clerk that we were planning on eating at Gun Barrel because when we got there we saw how packed the place is - and it's a big place - and number of people waiting is enough to make me run away. But with reservations, we only waited about 10 minutes before we were seated.
Online we found that they have game meat as their specialty. Our game plan was to order a dinner salad and the mixed game grill and God help us to finish the whole thing.
A combination of elk steak, buffalo prime rib, and a venison bratwurst is what comprised the mixed game grill. It looks pretty small in photo.
We split the grill plate and look how big the meal was for each of us.
The dinner salad portion of Caesar salad was humongous.
My hot toddy (hot springs on the cocktail menu) was delicious, hubs had beer.
One of the best meals we've had. I did not check the menu closely to see if vegetarians would have enough choices here.
After dinner, it was time to go back to the hotel and rest up for another day.
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