The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lava Hot Springs

Yes I know what day today is and that summer has said goodbye and that autumn is in her glory but I'm not done remembering.

So, way back at the end of July we took a little trip to Lava Hot Springs, ID.  It was really lovely and the kids had a fabulous time.

We spent some time by the pools, all of them, the hot spring pools, the olympic pool and the toddler friendly one in Pocatello with the "splash zone".

 This slide had nothing on the next one, which Papa bravely went down.

EM wanted to go on the big slide, but refused to get on the little one.

And since Papa went down the big one, HT decided he would go down the "curly" one.

Especially after he discovered that it didn't dump him into the pool.

We even took a short trip down the river on a raft. (This is not a picture of us on our raft, just a picture I took of some random strangers enjoying the ride, because my camera is not water proof.)

We stayed at a lovely little place called the Alpaca Inn.  It had a wonderful little grassy area where the  kids could play.  The room was small for four people, but it was clean.
The Inn is a side business to the owners main occupation, which is raising, breeding, shearing and selling the wool of these strangely lovely creatures.  They very graciously let us visit their farm to see the alpacas.

Not to be confused with a Llama.

We played mini golf on a course that had seen better days and was infested with wasps.  EM got stung twice.  Glad to know he is not allergic.
Intent on finding a driving range we spent several hours driving all over the country side and finally found this place.  My first thought upon seeing it was "if you build it, they will come".  It really is out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by farmland, abandoned barns and scrub brush.

 The gardens surrounding the hot springs were really lovely and in full bloom.


Jacqui said...

I love the boys matchy big/little brother shirts!

the domestic fringe said...

Gorgeous photos! That sounds like so much fun (except the wasp part). I'd love to go rafting down that river. Beautiful post!

Hope we hear more from you.

Diane Estrella said...

Looks like so much fun. Love the alpacas. :O)