Idaho Summer 2009

We went to Idaho in July. Shelby, Coop and I drove up on our own ... and then Mike joined us later. Surprisingly, the drive wasn't too bad. The kids were great and we only added about 1/2 hour extra onto the drive (I'm not sure how I did that, since I was traveling with a 5-year-old and a nursing baby!!!).

My sister Amy and her family met us up there and it was a DeMucha cousin extravaganza. Since I'm WEEKS late at posting pictures from the trip, I'll just do a single post recap and then we can move on to life as it currently is (CRAZY).

  • We drove to Idaho, stopping in Flagstaff to see the Bruce/Navarro families.
  • We hung out on Papa's ranch.
  • We went to the pool in Lava Hot Springs ... it has a huge new side (like 40 feet long) that is perched over the main road in Lava.
  • We ate lots of yummy food, both out at restaurants and whipped up by Grandma Shelley (she's a very good cook)
  • We went to Idaho Falls and saw the Titanic exhibit at the Museum of Idaho.
  • We also walked on the river in IF and saw the falls -- quite beautiful
  • We went to Pocatello, ate lots of food and visited Grandma Pearl
  • Went to Pocatello and shopped at Fred Myer. We don't have those in AZ and NM, so Amy and I love going there when we're in town.
  • Went to Old Town Pocatello, saw the sites, visited a farmers market, and ate some more
  • Drove way too far (some where past Twin Falls, ID) to tour a dairy farm. Saw how cheese is made, pet some baby cows, ate cheese ... and drove back to Lava.
  • We went to Pocatello, ate lots of food and visited Grandma Pearl, again.
  • Hung out on my dad's porch, relaxed and enjoyed one of the best views int he world.
  • Went to the pool in Lava again.
  • Started driving home, stopped in Vegas, had dinner with Melissa and spent the night at her house.
  • Drove the rest of the way home.

And here are the pictures to prove it!

A stop in Flagstaff, Az:

The Pool in Lava Hot Springs:

Cooper and Great Grandma Pearl:

Idaho Falls and the Museum of Idaho:

Bath and Bed time at Papa's:

The Ballard Family Dairy:

On Papa's Ranch:

Last Day in Idaho:

And there you have it ... a very great and happy family vacation to Idaho all in one post!