Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn colors in Salmon, Idaho

The two days I spent in Salmon, Idaho were well worth the trip. Flying and driving was exhausting, but the scenery was unlike anything I've ever seen before. I think between the two of us, Trevor and I took about 300 pictures. Thank goodness for digital cameras!

After picking Trevor up from Salt Lake, we made our way north to Salmon, Idaho. The drive was absolutely beautiful and I decided that Fall is my favorite time of year to visit. I also decided that karma can be a cruel, cruel thing when it wants to be. Remember the ticket that Maria and I avoided earlier in the trip? Well, no such luck for me the second time. I was nabbed for speeding in Challis, about 50 miles from our destination. Drat!

The purpose of the entire trip was to visit my Grandma and Grandpa and I got to do a lot of that. Grandpa took us on a drive in the hills where we did some fishing, shot some guns, took in the scenery and spotted numerous wild creatures. I actually saw two bald eagles soaring over fields, a completely surreal experience. Grandpa even served up his world famous elk steak. Mmmmm.

The Stagecoach Inn in Salmon, Idaho was home during our stay and our room overlooked the Salmon River. I was in absolute heaven soaking up every last bit of landscape I possibly could. Living in the city, I forget how many stars are out there. Who knew the Milky Way still existed? It was really hard to say goodbye to such a quaint country town - and to my grandparents, of course - but before we knew it, we were heading back to the concrete jungle.

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