We had so much fun on our trip back home to Idaho. My love for that state has quadrupled since moving to California... even Alden was ALMOST convinced that he could live there.
We didn't have a moment to loose so we were picked up from the airport and went straight to my sisters house in Pocatello. We had a little bbq in the backyard and picked out some antlers from their collection (which arrived in the mail yesterday! - Can't wait to put them up). We then went on a drive in the jeep for ice-cream and got hit by a sudden rain storm.
We then headed to Paris... Idaho. It is right outside of Bear Lake and my sister in law Chelse was nice enough to let us stay at her house. We got up the next morning and headed into the hills to Bloomington Lake (see above). It was beautiful! And we had fun jumping off the cliffs and swinging on the rope swing. Confession: I did neither, I am a wimp these days and prefer to opt out of jumping off of anything remotely high. However my dad jumped (see above)! Shocked us all. Go pops!
After Bloomington lake we headed to Bear Lake for the day where we rented jet skies and paddle boards. It was so nice to just be in the sun ALL day. I didn't get any pictures of the lake (google it if you've never been, its gorgeous!) The day ended with burgers and fresh raspberry shakes at La Beau's. I've been dreaming about that food ever since. Raspberry shakes are a MUST for any Bear Lake trip.
A highlight for Alden this trip was driving my dad's motorcycle. He is now convinced more than ever that he wants/needs one. I'm still on the fence.... but mostly because I want my own car first :)
The last picture on the left is of Alden and I preparing for phase two of our trip! We loaded my moms small SUV with 2 twelve man boats, 24 paddles, 24 life jackets and whatever else we could fit. Stay tuned for part 2!