Yes, Family and friends, I am finally in Idaho Falls! The potatoes are growing and are at the flowering stage, just beautiful. Wheat and alfalfa are all green and look like waves in the song. It is a gorgeous time of the year, but it has been in the high 90’s until today it is finally cooling down a bit. Also we are in the car and the ride to Sun Valley to see the rest of the family is moving us higher and higher and with that a bit cooler-74 degrees.
My Dad looks good for 88 and is calmer than I have seen him in the past. We see him every day-take him stuff, redress him in new clothes, dine with him and take him to Starbucks for a sandwich. He usually forgets what we have done within the hour. No short term memory. He did enjoy our drive up to Rexburg to see Todd’s (my brother in law) parents, Luella and Allan Mink. They live on a country property in a small and charming house. Lou’s mother passed and she would like to get back to Magic Valley where all the grandkids are. Todd’s dad is like an old mountain man-used to hunt in the wilderness areas and passed that on to Todd and my nephew Brandon.
Oh, point of interest. Instead of turning toward Sun Valley where we are driving-I was determined to follow the signs to Mackay. Russ told me it was the wrong way, my brother tried to correct me on the phone, but I kept ignoring them. Well we got there when I finally realized what I was doing-going to the area we will camp with Karole and Ken next weekend. Instead of feeling stupid I feel great-you know how I tell everyone that God is running this journey? Well, my sister wants us to buy a Razor ( modern ATV with power steering). It is $11,000 and she said we could sell it at end of summer and get back $10,000. Well we are not comfortable with that but she says we will not get to go on the 40 mile trail following the continental divide (next weekend). So would you believe in Mackay we saw a Polaris (similar) for rent. We called the owner and they will rent it to us for next weekend for a lot less than $11,000.
Did anyone notice Russ’s new haircut and beard??