Before we left home, we searched online for a chuckwagon cookout in the Jackson Hole area. After comparing a few, we decided on Bar-T-5, and we weren't disappointed!
We waited to book it until we arrived in the area, and were able to get a spot that very night! We were advised to arrive a half-hour early and were given directions to the Bar-T-5 facility. We ended up just using our GPS system, though, and it took us right there.
We wore jeans and short sleeves and took light jackets, which we were all wearing before the night was over! (It was mid-June, but still chilly at night.)
Upon arrival, we were directed into a parking spot and were greeted by smiling employees who ushered us toward the entrance. We stopped for a photo with the Bar-T-5 logo in the background and then continued to the covered patio, where we sat on wooden benches, talking, people-watching, and listening to 'cowboy' songs. Our sons enjoyed the ice-cold root beers they had selected from a galvanized tub outside the souvenir shop.
When it was time to start the fun, a friendly cowboy introduced himself, shared the history of the on-site cabin, the history of the Bar-T-5, and told us what to expect from the evening. His enthusiasm was contagious! We were excited to get started!
Upon arrival, we had been told which covered wagon we'd be riding in, so when it was time to load up, we knew just where to go.
Our wagon driver, Mel, was a student from Utah who was working at Bar-T-5 for the summer. She was friendly, and had a few 'ice-breakers' up her sleeve to help us all get to know each other. She gave us some interesting info. about the area as we made our way toward the chuckwagon site, and she answered any question we asked.
I have to tell you...there is a BIG, EXCITING surprise in store for the children along the ride, but I won't ruin it for you. Just be sure to have your camera ready! It's a lot of fun!
Upon arriving at the chuckwagon dinner site, the wagons circled around and we all got out and headed toward a covered pavilion, where we found our 'assigned' seats based on a number we were given beforehand. After a quick explanation of procedures, we were guided, table by table, toward the food. We were encouraged to go back again and again until we were satisfied. The food was OK: barbecue bone-in chicken, roast beef with gravy, baked beans, salad, roll, blondie-brownies for dessert. (There may have also been cole slaw and/or potato salad, I can't recall.) Drink selections were iced tea, water, or lemonade. Coffee and hot chocolate were also served. The baked beans were very good. Although I didn't go back for seconds, many people did!
After dinner, there was a show. Cowboys played instruments and sang, and there were plenty of audience-participation activities. It was a fun-filled night of clean, family fun!
Afterward, we had a chance to visit with many of the 'characters,' and then returned to the Bar-T-5 via covered wagon. Nice.
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