Monday, August 29, 2011

Home is Where you Park your Trailer ...

So this last week has been a whirlwind.  We spent the week in Rexburg, ID and it was awesome summer weather ... a combination of hot, sunny days and thunderstorms.  I hiked the Menan Butte in that area, it's actually a volcano formation from fresh water that happened ages ago.  They are all over that area.

Top of Menan 5619'
During this hike, I was a bit worried about Rattlesnakes, but I didn't see anything but cactus, sagebrush and lizards. Whew!  But I did fall on my butt on the way down. ... But I'd take that over a rattler anyday.
Here's the sign at the trailhead on the scary snakes:  The take home message is that rattlesnakes are fatter and have big bugged out eyes.  Gross.

Oh and I also taught my dog to drink out of a water bottle.  It reminds me of a hamster...

Greg got sent home early one day due to the severe thunderstorms, so we decided to go check out some nearby sights.

The beautiful Teton Range below...

Also went to Upper and Lower Mesa Falls:

And finally, we had to make a trip to Helena, MT for Greg's school this weekend.  To keep myself busy, I hiked Mt. Helena on Saturday and Sunday.  It's an awesome hike and Helena is actually a pretty cool town.

Mt Helena 5468'

I thought I'd throw a balancing tree yoga pose in there!

The Helena valley below

So we drove over 700 miles this weekend and ended up in Heyburn, ID in an RV park right on the mighty Snake River.  Since last week was a little crazy, I didn't get to post much for recipes and fitness stuff, so I'll try to do that this week.  I have some fun ideas for dinner this week. Oh if you click on any picture, it will show you a larger more blown up version.  Be sure to do this on the view pictures to get the full effect!   Until next time...


  1. sounds like fun kids :) totally thought that said heybum lol guess it is heyburn right!!! have a good week and see you before we know it!!

  2. I love the water bottle! Mom uses the same thing but she has a pack that straps onto the dog and the dog carries the bottled water. She has three labs and whichever lab gets to carry the water pack the dog feels superior to the high steps around like...hahaha...I get the pack today! Pretty funny!