By Robin 'Red Hot' Kaye
My husband and I came out to Idaho for Parents Weekend at Boise State to see our son, Tony
We went to see the Broncos trounce Fresno 20-10 in the stadium my husband built--okay, so he only built part of it, but it was still a lot of fun to be there.
I'm also using this as a research trip. After all, my Domestic Gods Gone Wild books are set in Boise and Stanley, Idaho. Here's a panoramic picture of Red Fish Lake--you might remember it from my book WILD THING and since I'm going to be writing A LITTLE ON THE WILD SIDE--Trapper's book next, I thought getting back to Stanley would give me some much-needed inspiration.
We drove from Boise to Stanley over Galena Summit
The weather was a little iffy, some rain, but I didn't let it stop me. My husband and I were the only ones around--okay, except for one other couple... but I really didn't mind sharing with them.
The fall colors were incredible!
After we left Stanley, we headed toward Sun Valley--That's Baldy Mountain in the background.
We're staying the night at The Sun Valley Inn
After we checked into our hotel, we went to Ketchum, and walked around downtown. Whenever I'm in Ketchum, I never know what I'll find, but it usually makes me smile. Check out this dog protecting his truck--from top to bottom.
And the sign honoring Ernest Hemingway--it's it gorgeous?
Check out our dinner companions...
Right now, I have Sun Valley Serenade on the TV while I'm writing this blog. It's always fun to watch, and they have it running on a continuous loop 24-7.
Tomorrow, we're going to hang around Sun Valley for a while. Have breakfast at the Kneadery...
And then head back to Boise to say goodbye to our son before flying back home. It's been a great little vacation!
So, what's your favorite place to vacation? I guess you know mine is Idaho...