There was a lot of good travel in November. A trip to New York to see Melissa run the NYC Marathon kicked off the month.
I've been around some big events over the years, but this one took the cake, by far. 50,000+ runners and their friends & family, plus millions of Manhattanites = a sea of humanity. The vibe was incredible, and Melissa rocked it.
I was also happy to spend some quality time with my brother Curt and his family during the NYC trip. They have lived just outside "the city" for over a decade now - a little different than livin' in Driggs. It's been a good life for them, and his four kids are awesome. I wish I could see them more often, because they're growing up fast.
Then it was a work conference in Boise, where I was able to hang out with my dad. He's a legend in the asphalt industry, and still doin it. It never really feels like work when I'm around him.
Snowstorms started rolling through Driggs, and the transition to winter began.
My nephew Corbin - Mark's boy, down in SLC - turned 5. I figure it's time to begin the Idaho indoctrination, and sent him a shirt accordingly. I see a trip to Driggs in his near future.
Snowbiking, now referred to as "fatbiking" in the popular lexicon, has been epic as always around Teton Valley these past few weeks. The sport has grown exponentially in recent years, and the greater Driggs-Victor-Jackson area is a mecca. Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, countless snow-covered dirt roads, plus groomed snowy singletrack up at Grand Targhee makes an unbeatable combination. Bridger & Romeo love it, too.
Early winter snow hiking is another favorite of mine. It's a nice chance to get high up into the Tetons before skis or snowshoes are necessary, and simply enjoy the serenity.
Back in the home neighborhood, and the iconic antlers at Town Square in Jackson Hole: it's looking & feeling like winter.
Happy Holidays, and let it snow!