After our late wake-up and even later breakfast, we drove over to the National Elk Refuge Visitor Center to get passports stamped. And then, finally, the boys were given some time to explore Jackson (which means shopping) in small groups. The only other time they were given this was for a 30-minute period when we were in Cody. Boys got money for lunch and could choose their own “dining experience.”
After a couple of hours in downtown Jackson, we headed out for our afternoon activity which was our ever-popular bowling tournament. Bowling has just returned (last week) to Jackson after a fifteen-year absence so we were some of the first to use the lanes.
Nicholas Stanier was the overall bowling winner and takes home the big bucks. Other first place winners for winning in their lanes were Tres Bauknight, Cullen Jorgensen, Jackson Lammers, and Hayden Waters. They also came away with some extra dough. And second round lane winners were Bennett Slosman, Tom Moser, James Morton, and Sam Odom. They too took home some bucks! It was a fun afternoon.
We enjoyed our last seated dinner tonight at Sidewinders American Grill, which Mac and Weston saw featured last week on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” Everyone gave it two-thumbs up. We had a light ice-cream treat to finish our meal and then returned to swim and pack up.
We hope to get boys to bed early tonight. This time tomorrow, they should be safely in their own beds. And they’re ready!
It has been a wonderful trip filled with experiences these boys and leaders are sure to remember for a lifetime.
Thanks for following our journey.
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