Friday, October 23, 2015

The Great Escape - We Arrive in Sun Valley!

We chose a scenic route to Sun Valley... of course, SV is basically off of the beaten path, so any way of getting there is scenic.

The terrain became more rolling hills - not mountains as we had expected.

Another thing unexpected... There's a very large Nuclear test lab/area!

It was interesting to learn at an area rest stop about all of the testing that occurred there during WWII.

A bit farther down the road the terrain again began to change as we approached the Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve...It is a lava flow that began 15,000 years ago with the most recent activity occurring a mere 2,000 years ago.  It covers a 750,000 acres.
 We enjoyed another roadside lunch...

Not one of our best pics, but none the less...

Our last stretch of road took us to SV and the condo...

The elevation was not a high as we had thought... and the "mountains" seemed naked!


After hiking some trails in the neighborhood we ventured to the store for a few groceries... Let me tell you the cost of food was outrageous!  However, we got settled and enjoyed the next few days exploring the Valley.

Don't you love the furniture?  Quite 70's, but it was comfortable, clean and FREE!

More of our adventures to come!


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