Thursday, June 9, 2011

More Fun in Idaho...

Continuing our drive through Idaho, we stopped at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. 
Created more than 2000 years ago during a volvanic eruption, this place was fascinating.

We drove the 7 mile loop, hiked the lava fields, and explored the Indian Tunnel lava tube. 

SIL Tammy emerging from the Indian Tunnel. 

On to Twin Falls for the wedding.  To enter Twin Falls from US 93, you cross the Perrine Bridge over the Snake River Canyon.  Breathtaking!

While on the bridge you can look to the valley below and see not only the Snake River but beautiful homes and the Blue Lakes Country Club and Golf Course.  Imagine our surprise to learn that Blue Lakes CC was the site of the wedding and reception.  WOW.   

We had just enough time to greet family, iron clothes, clean up, and head to the wedding.  
Liz and Zach, exchanging vows... and possibly the cutest couple ever.

My SIL Mary says that Liz made all the wedding arrangements.  Check out our table at the reception. 

And yes, I had to take a picture of the food!  Steak AND chicken.

A view from the veranda as the sun goes down.


On Sunday we visited Shoshone Falls.

In the afternoon, we hung out at BIL Richard's home.  I sat on their porch for hours.  Did I mention there is NO humidity?  And there was a lovely breeze.  By the end of the day I was sporting red legs and arms. 

Charlie was elated to ride a horse AND shoot a gun. {Insert disapproving mother face here}  He claimed the day could only be topped by shooting the gun while riding the horse!

Richard took us out to the Cauldron Linn.

We finished off the day with a fun family dinner.  Tomorrow we would be heading home.

On our way from Twin Falls to Boise we took the scenic route and stopped by Balanced Rock.

Charlie holding up Balanced Rock.
We took the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway back toward Boise.

Thank you for the memories Idaho.  I'll be back again some day!

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you packed a lot into a short trip! That balanced rock shot makes the mother in me cringe -- it looks like it could topple at any minute LOL!

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