(j3.2006) Jackson Hole, WY

Miles Ellis miles.ellis
Mon Mar 13 05:49:20 EDT 2017

I remember that meeting in Jackson Hole very well ? not least because I had my two sons, David (then 17) and Richard (then 8) with me. 

After the meeting we stayed on for another week and did the whole range of ?touristy? things in Jackson ? trail riding in the Tetons, wagon train ride to a ?cowboy cookout? near Jackson, and white water rafting on the Snake (see attached photo!) ? before spending two days exploring Yellowstone (which was on fire at the time) and ending our western adventure in Cody, where we attended the famous Cody Night Rodeo.

Four years ago I led a group of twenty members of the Friendship Force who, after spending a week staying with new friends in Denver, and another week staying with more new friends in Cheyenne, travelled on to Jackson and repeated many of the things that I had done with my two boys a quarter of a century earlier. But, as we were all ?oldies? we travelled on a nice gentle raft down the Snake rather than doing the white water thing! Richard now lives near Los Angeles, where both he and his wife teach at UCLA, so if there is an old geezers re-union next year I might be able to combine that with a visit to my grand-daughter Grace (and her parents ;-).

With best wishes,


> On 12 Mar 2017, at 16:22, Walt Brainerd <walt.brainerd at gmail.com> wrote:
> My daughter was in Jackson and said our old meeting place looks
> just like it did 3 or so decades ago.
> The last meeting there was historically significant as we wrote the
> F90 standard in my room essentially as it was later adopted with
> votes in Paris. (I think I was the only one with a laptop in those days--
> a Toshiba running Unix.)
> Probably not many of you were there, but for some reason, I
> remember having breakfast with John R and spouse.
> My whole family was there--X3J3 trips often were our holidays, too.
> Maybe I will see some of you at Asilomar.
> -- 
> Walt Brainerd
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