Not posted for a while although I regularly browse and enjoy reading what the many travellers experience. So decided it was time to add to the forum and share a trip experience my wife and I took a year or so back. Happy travels.
Mid June, took a side trip from California to the North West of the US starting and finishing in Boise, visiting Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon. Great scenery, good places to stay and friendly people – just what we like.
Day 1. We took a flight from SFO into Boise (boys-ee)– a compact and easy to get around airport. After collecting our luggage walked to car rentals nearby and we were soon on our way towards Sun Valley, about 150 miles away, arriving mid afternoon.
In Hailey the town before our destination we saw a bill board advertising Bruce Willis singing in cabaret locally for one night. Obviously a man of many talents - believe he used to reside in Hailey.
Stayed at the centrally located BW Kentwood Lodge in Main Street, Ketchum. A neat little town – had a look around and walked to Ketchum Cemetery where Ernest Hemingway is buried – he spent his last years in Ketchum. An author of many talents.
In the evening took the car to Sun Valley resort which is adjacent to Ketchum. . A top winter ski resort where celebrities are known to visit spend their time. Looked into the upmarket Sun Valley Lodge and decided to have an evening meal nearby at the Ram restaurant. A very picturesque location.
Day 2. After breakfast set off from Ketchum forJackson, Wyoming, for two nights, a journey of about 250 miles.
Our first stop was at the Craters of the Moon National Monument. A moon like landscape where Neil Armstrong visited and trained for his moon trip. Wellworth a visit if in the area.
Also passed through Arco the first ever community to received atomic generated electricity. The power station is still nearby.
After Idaho Falls dropped down into Jackson via scenic Route 22 to our hotel at the Wyoming Inn for two nights. Found it to be a really good stay and nicely located. Looked around Jackson and then went for a beer in a bar across the road from the hotel. Nearby was a top notch takeaway Deli – delicious fresh food. So temping we had a takeaway deli two nights running.