Day 11, WLBT

June 25, 2018   Jackson, WY

David Runkel

Persephone, a bakery-café on Broadway in downtown Jackson, put on a full-scale afternoon high tea with savory and sweet scones, cookies and miniature sandwiches for Deedie’s reading this afternoon.  Not a lot of people attended but those who did were enthusiastic about both the food and the book.  The difficulties of outdoor events, such as traffic noise and construction across the street, were overcome by our intrepid reader.

We had dinner the night before with the owners, Ali and Kevin, who are delightful young entrepreneurs. Kevin trained at Cordon Bleu, while Ali manages their several enterprises, including providing bread to places like Albertsons and lots of restaurants. On reconnaissance, we stopped at their place in the morning for a mocha, a morning glory bun and a slice of carrot cake.  What a wonderful couple and place they have already and are making plans for another restaurant.  They remind the tour of Zoey and Ryan, our Ashland friends, who now own Pangea, as well as Zoey’s ice cream store and four other restaurants and bars.

With the reading over in late afternoon, the tour diverted to Teton Village about nine miles out of Jackson where a gondola took us up 3,000 feet to an overlook and restaurant.  We’d been advised by a ranger to wait til 5 when it was free and to get a drink for the trip, so we did. Our friend, Bob Crawford, climbs the Tetons, but our view was as good as any he gets.  Deedie, wearing her sparkle book reading shoes, posed as if she had just reached the precipice on a long afternoon hike.   We think we’ll come and hike with Bob next year.

Since we love being tourists, this was the perfect outing. After dinner at FIG, a Lebanese restaurant in Jackson we returned to Ann and Ed’s spectacular home for a debrief of today’s events, and some talk of TV news, politics and medical issues.  They leave Wednesday for MD Anderson Hospital in Houston where Ann’s cancer doctors practice., Keep them in your prayers.