With much sadness, we said goodbye today to our home away from home in Island Park, Idaho. The Lakeside Lodge was a great place to park it for the last two weeks - near Yellowstone and Grand Tetons and the fishing we enjoyed again on Saturday (another day-long float trip with MUCH fishing success for both fisherpeople on the Madison River in Montana). None of us really wanted to leave, but it's probably good we left when we did - before we fell completely in love with the place and decided to never leave.
Tonight we are in Elko, Nevada. We just had a Basque meal at the Star Hotel here in Elko (a local favorite, we understand). The dinner was homestyle including soup, salad, Halibut, beans (two types), spaghetti, and homemade bread - yes, all in one meal. Needless to say, we're stuffed and satisfied.
But, on the way to here, we stopped in Idaho and found a portion of the Oregon Trail. What you see behind Hitch is actually old wagon-wheel ruts of the original trail. The highway (I-86) is in the background. Quite a piece of history just off (or on) the beaten path.
It's good to be back to internet, too - the last few days have been without!
Goodnight for now,
Traveling with Hitch