Behind The Scenes….Airing The Dirty Laundry

Carey, Idaho

Carey, Idaho

Day 17

The Dirty Laundry

Mark and I were having a couple disagreements today. 

From how I see it, Mark uses too much water in the rig. We have small holding tanks, and have to be careful about our usage. So, I pretty much am like the water nazi, constantly yelling…”Too much, too much, OMG, look at how much water you’re using to wash your hands!” Seriously, it almost puts me into cardiac arrest when I see him running the faucet!

Apparently, Mark disagrees with my usage assessment, since he hasn’t changed his habits at all and keeps telling me to leave him alone.

Then, from how I see it, Mark uses too much bug spray. Pretty much the same argument as the water usage scenario. I’m not making any headway there at all either. No matter that applying bug spray is like rolling in toxic chemicals. He don’t care!!

I obviously am lacking relationship superpowers. I should just give up. But, I can’t. Nagging at Mark about these things, gives me something to do.

What Happened and Where We Went

On June 26th, we left Boise. We were on the road by 9:30 am, which is unheard of for the two of us. We usually wake up early, but then we seem to loligag around until we get run out of town (until check out time from the campgrounds).

We turned on the radio, even before leaving our campsite, and discovered FM 96.9, out of Boise. The Bob and Tom Show. It was one of those morning zoo shows, at least that’s what they used to call them. OMG! These guys were hilarious! 

It was a great way to start our day…with some good laughs. We listened until we lost the station signal. It was good while it lasted.

We took Rt 21, a recommended scenic drive, just outside of Boise. This took us through some beautiful and cool places. First stop (besides just some nice overlooks) was Idaho City, an old western town with a neat old cemetery just outside of town and up on a hillside.

Rt 21, Idaho

Rt 21, Idaho

Rt 21, Idaho

Rt 21, Idaho

Idaho City

Idaho City

Pioneer Cemetery. Idaho City

Pioneer Cemetery. Idaho City

Pioneer Cemetery. Idaho City

Pioneer Cemetery. Idaho City

Pioneer Cemetery. Idaho City

Pioneer Cemetery. Idaho City

Rt 21 starts heading south and becomes Rt 75…also a gorgeous part of the country. We stopped in Stanley for a couple of chocolate espresso milkshakes at a roadside stand. That should have been enough caffeine to keep us driving for quite a while longer!

Sawtooth Mountain Range in the distance. Rt 75, Idaho

Sawtooth Mountain Range in the distance. Rt 75, Idaho

Rt 75, Idaho

Rt 75, Idaho

Rt 75, Idaho

Rt 75, Idaho

We then passed right through Ketchum/Sun Valley. It was a beautiful area. We’ll have to put Sun Valley on our list of places we need to visit during ski season.

The final destination on this day, was Craters of the Moon National Monument. This was a definite hi-lite. A very bizarre and super cool place to visit, with a $10/nite campsite right in the thick of things! It was pretty amazing!

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

Our campsite @ Craters of the Moon

Our campsite @ Craters of the Moon

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s