Sept 17 & 18 – Travel Days

We left Boise quite early on Tuesday. It seems that if you set your smartphone alarm for 7:00am – and it is still on Michigan time – it goes off at 5:00am. Ouch.

After a nice breakfast we headed South. We spent most of the day driving but we did stop in Salt Lake City to check out the Salt Lake Temple. This was an attempt to better understand the Mormon religion in preparation for the play “The Book of Mormon. ”

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From there we traveled to Fillmore, Utah. There were some great views along the way. The next day our route took us past The Big Rock Candy Mountain. If you are under 70 you probably don’t remember the song.

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Later on Wednesday we met up with my cousin from San Diego – Jerry Hosenkamp and his wife Jean. We had some drinks and snacks before going out for an authentic Mexican dinner in Kanab.

Sept 16th – Spa Day

We started the day by having breakfast at The Merc at Hidden Springs. This is where Frank and Marlene rented an upstairs apartment before they bought their beautiful home in Eagle.

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We then headed further into the mountains. Our next stop was a view of the lake at the Lucky Peak Dam.

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We continued up the mountain to The Springs – a picturesque setting for a naturally fed hot springs pool.

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We finished the day with a ride around the  Banbury Golf Course and a delicious home cooked meal. This is a view of Frank and Marlene’s home from the golf course.

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Day Ten – Play Day

What a beautiful start to the day. We walked (to) the golf course and saw the start of a charity golf scramble. One of the charities was for these therapy dogs.

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We went back to the Celsnak’s for a great breakfast. We then watched the Tigers – and Alex Avila – woop-up on Kansas City!

We went to dinner at a great restaurant in Boise named BarbacOa. It has a great view and even better food.

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We ended the day by attending a marvelous (Ron ?) production of the play, Chicago,  on the campus of Boise State University. The play was very well done and the performers did a great job.

Day Nine – Train Day

Saturday started with a great breakfast at the Celsnak’s, followed by a run-away high school football game at Bishop Kelly. What a terrific team and a beautiful setting for a game. As Frank says “football is my life.”

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We ended our day with a train ride, wild west show and dinner along the Payette river. What a wonderful evening, and two of us actually saw a black bear going into the woods – probably to take a $#! 7.

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Days Six and Seven

Day six was a day of rest in Jackson. Day seven was a travel day (6 1/2 hours) from Jackson to Boise. It was great to see our friends – Frank and Marlene Celsnak – at the end of our day’s journey. We had a wonderful dinner and watched half of a movie before ‘lights out.’

We have traveled 2314 miles (plus 12 hours in a tour bus) so far. We have gone through seven states – Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Corn, South Dakota, Wyoming and Potato. Because young people (and old people) seem to confuse the two states that start with an I (correction – previously read U) and have three syllables I have changed their names to something we all can relate too. I plan to make these changes official once I find time to send an email to President Obama.

For those of you traveling to Boise, please be advised. Boise is pronounced BoyC, not BoyZ. SueZ is having trouble with this concept 😉