Greetings from sunny Idaho! We’ve had a wonderful time visiting son #2 and his lovely lady here in Hailey and Ketchum. We relaxed with a hefty brew at Grumpy’s, a local watering hole,
and visited the press room of the Idaho Mountain Express where our son works.
Yesterday, we ventured to the Craters of the Moon National Monument. What looks as if a giant did a bad plowing job, is actually acres and acres of amazing lava formations.
The three intrepid climbers (sans yours truly) scaled a cinder mountain,
Funky formations included lava fields littered with caves (here Nicole descends into the netherworld),
scatter cones or miniature volcanoes,
and a cinder field full of strange little monkeyflowers.
It was another super blustery day at 7000 ft and the altitude and wind made hiking a challenge, but we had a great time.
Alas, this morning the DH and I have to go on our way 😦 Next stop, a ghost town in Montana. Stay tuned for updates.