Vacation Internationale – Ketchum, Idaho 9/18/2013

SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

Happy birthday Falcata!  Love you.

Lazy morning. We finally got rolling and going around 11 AM. We went into Ketchum and just walked around. We checked out the local supermarket, Atkinson’s, the drug store near it, a shoe store – Ozzie’s Shoes, and the park across the street.

Atkinson's market has a great wine selection.

Atkinson’s Market has a great wine selection.

Dr B. gave us a bottle for our wedding night over 24 years ago.

Dr B. gave us a bottle for our wedding night over 24 years ago.

A bottle of Marilyn Merlot.

A bottle of Marilyn Merlot.

Sign.

Sign.

Afterwards we drove to Sun Valley Road and walked around. We went into a local art studio, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (where we could not resist buying a little something – $17.00 worth), and sat in the giant rocking chair with red cowboy boots. Fun. I felt like Edith Ann from Laugh In on the giant chair. 

Pretty woman.  Actually, Edie (Edith Ann) doing her Lilly Tomillin impression.

Pretty woman. Actually, Edie (Edith Ann) doing her Lilly Tomlin impression.

Pretty woman with her girl.

Pretty woman with her girl.

Grumpy old man and a pretty woman!

Grumpy old man and a pretty woman!

A pretty woman's pretty daughter.

A pretty woman’s pretty daughter.

Grumpy old man and the Girl.

Grumpy old man and the Girl.

The kindness of strangers allowed all three of us to be in the photo.

The kindness of strangers allowed all three of us to be in the photo.

We went and did our blog at the Tamarack Lodge and had a nice visit with Tara, the reservationist. She is great. She’s been there for four years and is very informed and fun. We mentioned the door handle on our patio door being broken and she called the maintenance man right away and had it taken care of. We were at the Tamarack Lodge for almost two hours. Sure wish we had internet in our home.

Too fun, old woody!

Too fun, old woody!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, a place we sinned once.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, a place we sinned once.

Pictures embedded in Lucite.  Really a nice display.

Pictures embedded in Lucite. Really a nice display.

Edie loved the fish art.

Edie loved the fish art.

The large art is done in foam, so it is very lightweight.

The large art is done in foam, so it is very lightweight.

Edie wanted this one for our little studio.

Edie wanted this one for our little studio.

We left and went back to our place for lunch. We have so much food we need to eat up or we will have to throw it away. When we got there, the maintenance man was still working on the door. He was good and finished up just a few minutes after we got there. We each scrounged for our lunch. Lexi and I had some NutriSystem soups that brother John had given us. They weren’t too bad. We’ve been munching on the little NutriSystem snacks for days and are liking most of them.

Around 3:30 or 4:00 PM, we left for the pool. We were glad to hear the hot tub had been fixed. We got into the hot tub and got to talking to a nice man. We really enjoyed his sense of humor and stories. He used to be a fisherman and in off season would live in different places. He’s retired and a local now. We left there around 5:00 PM.

Huge hot tub.

Huge hot tub.

3 foot end.

3 foot end.

3 to 7 foot section.

3 to 7 foot section.

7 to 10 foot section.

7 to 10 foot section.

Proving she is over her fear of getting her face wet!

Proving she is over her fear of getting her face wet!

 

Lex.

Lex.

I fixed dinner – pasta with green beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, onions, chicken, salad, and bread. I was impressed with it and enjoyed it, even if I do say so myself. While I was preparing everything, Lexi ran to the Tamarack Lodge to do some emails. She came home just in time to get it while it was hot.

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

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