Sunday, August 2, 2009

Back from Idaho...

Good morning! We are back from our week long road trip to Idaho! It's early Sunday morning... well early for us just getting back yesterday. I should be sleeping in BUT I just couldn't wait to get started on all of the cleaning/laundry I need to catch up on... on and BLOG about our trip!!!! LOL

Where do I even begin?? At the beginning I guess...

We left Friday, July 24th around 1pm. I got off work, picked up lunch for us, we hooked up with friends and were on our way. Roxy and Daisy even got to ride INSIDE the truck with us!!! "Dad" said it was ok. That was an adventure in itself. As you may know, our dogs aren't the best when it comes to LISTENING, but they did great!

We didn't get far before a tire blew on a friends trailer. Luckily it wasn't long before we were off again!
We stopped a few times to fill up and eat and our final stop on the first night was Jackpot, NV. Wow... definately not a place I would feel the urge to go back to or stay for that matter, but it was over half way there!

We got up early Saturday morning and made our way to beautiful IDAHO! It was seriously nothing like I expected... Everything was green and there were lots of rolling hills! We even drove over the Snake River Canyon... Check it out
When we finally arrived in Saint Anthony's, where the SAND DUNES are, Craig was itching to get out there and ride. So... he did! LOL. He rode and rode and rode the whole week. He said that he thinks Saint Anthony's beats Glamis being his new fave place to ride. (I am guessing that means we will be going back!)
Saint Anthony's was a little different than any other place we have stayed. Where we camped was actually weed-like grass and dirt... strange. There were also some cool little "lakes" all over the place. None of them were more than about 2-3 feet deep but we hung out at one a few days while we were there. Monday we took all 7 dogs (Roxy, Daisy, Bailey, Jersy, Gunner, Tinka and Sasha) and they got to run-a-muck and play in the water for a few hours. Poor Roxy could barely walk when we got back to camp. She was in the water NON-STOP trying to catch the football the boys were playing with. Daisy was busy trying to play "keep away" with "her" toys. She's not very good at sharing... we will have to work on that. I think she is getting better ! LOL They were both wiped out the rest of the night.
Tuesday we made the short trip to Yellowstone National Park. We actually drove to Montana and into Wyoming. Roxy and Daisy got to come too!
All I have to say is WOW. I was totally blown away. I have to admit that I wasn't completely into the idea of going to Yellowstone at first. I really thought it was going to be kinda boring and just a bunch of bison running around. It was seriously one of the coolest places I have ever seen. All kinds of crazy hot springs and geysers. On top of that, tons of cool animals... bison (of course), bald eagles, deer... we all wanted to see a BEAR but that never happened. I took a ton of pics and here is a little slideshow I put together with a few of them!

It was a little chilly that day so the hot springs and geysers are hard to see because of all the steam, but they were still totally worth seeing.
The rest of the trip was pretty much the usual... hanging out, eating, drinking, partying and having the time of our lives. We had an awesome time with all of our friends and I was so happy to share our vacation with them!
Here are some of the more random pics from our trip...

All and all we had an awesome vacation! We got to see a ton of cool stuff... had EVERY type of weather from sunshine to rain, thunder and hail... got to see some of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada along with California of course... got to share it all with our friends... had a great-safe roadtrip.
That being said... we are SO happy to be home! Hope you enjoyed our pics!!!

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