Sunday, July 12, 2020

Day 122

Well, we know one thing that went on at the Compound today... Fina got behind the wheel again! Meanwhile, Jamie and Lynn played in Idaho Falls all day. They visited the Friendship Garden, the River Walk, the Zoo, brunch at Smokin Fins, and dinner at Jalisco's. All the day's photos are here.

Brunch at Smokin Fins.

LDS Temple

Along the River Walk


Idaho Falls Zoo

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Day 121

Jamie and Lynn started their day exploring the southeast area of town and Jamie also ran the Railroad Museum's Parlor Car Chat very remotely and quite mobile today, too. They ended up at Smokin Fins for lunch.  Lynn had a Birkenstock Benedict, very good, and Jamie had Hangover Mac and Cheese, also very good. Then they went and checked out some camping and RV type sites and related activities way north near Ririe. Finally, dinner at Jaker's. Cap steak is the bomb. We understand the Reguscis hit the pool this evening.

Smokin Fins

Farmers Market along the River Walk every Saturday 9am-1pm.

War memorial along the River Walk.


Right by our hotel.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Day 120

Jamie and Lynn headed out from Rock Springs, WY to Idaho Falls, ID. The first part of the trip north from Rock Springs on 191 is pretty much out in the middle of nowhere with not much to look at. But once you get past Pinedale, WY you're getting into Tetons country, much more interesting pretty much all the way to Idaho Falls.

Had to have before leaving Rock Springs.

Along Palisades Lake in the Targhee National Forest

SnakeBites in Idaho Falls. Quite good. Lynn had a wonderful shrimp pasta
dish and Jamie had a great burger with to-die-for fries with "fry sauce."

If only it indicated which railroad!

In the "old downtown" area.

Heavy traffic.

In Rigby, a small town just north of Idaho Falls.

TV-famous for some reason.


Driving in to Idaho Falls on 26.

Meanwhile, pool time back at the ranch.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Day 119

After some packing and a quick doctor's appointment, Lynn and Jamie headed out for Idaho on a little boondoggle. They made it as far as Rock Springs, WY for today. Found a fun restaurant out at a golf course, Eve's.

Strawberry sherbet between two brown sugar cookie layers
with chocolate drizzle, powdered sugar, ad a fresh strawberry on top.

Back at the ranch, they're trying out the Sasquatch Cookies coconut creation.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Day 118

We must have been quite busy today, few times we thought to take pics. Ballet and water camp, of course. Matt and Jonny are winging their way home today (they made it AOK). Jamie had an all day science teaching conference (online, of course). He also provided tech support for an afternoon webinar of the California Short Line Railroad Association. He was also ready to go with his Creation study in the evening, but alas no one showed up. Tracy, Lynn, and Fina visited the DCC Canyon in order to plan/prep for TimberCreek Church re-opening on July 19th! Fina finished up the day with a little gathering of her friends here for chatting, basketball, and marshmallow roasting.

Another Fina creation.

New bar cover,

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Day 117

Another very busy day. First, the big and good news. Jonny had his MRI done and had a visit with Dr. Grant. All is good! See you in a year. Fina went to Ballet all morning. She and Papa picked up Chick-Fil-A for lunch on the way home. After lunch, Papa took Fina for her first behind-the-wheel driving experience. And we all survived, car included! AJ went to Water Camp all day at Catamount, which he's loving. Jamie had a good test run with the California Short Line Railroad Association for their online meeting tomorrow. And yet another afternoon thunderstorm. Tracy whipped up fried eggs and sausage for dinner; big hit. Jamie also put the finishing touches on his Creation class for tomorrow night. The Harry Potter puzzle has been quite challenging. It doesn't help that many of the pieces blend in with the counter top. We watched Desperados (a Fina selection).

The news from Stanford was all good.

Fina behind the wheel for the first time.

This one's a toughy.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Day 116

The activity level of normal stuff is building back up. So is road traffic. So are gas prices. We dropped AJ at his first day of Catamount Institute day camp for the week. And Fina's got Ballet going full bore. Matt and Jonny took off for Jonny's well-check at Stanford. Tracy made her pressure cooker chicken, peas, pasta dish for dinner. Tracy took the baby to Denver for his post-op checkup. No time for shows or movies tonight, Tracy had a TimberCreek staff meeting after dinner and then we had to plan the next two days worth of taxi driving. That led to the modeling career; I'm really not sure how (see below).

Upgraded to First Class, baby!

At the hotel. What doting?!

Jamie's friend was back, as always.

She's taking up modeling.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Day 115

Pretty quiet, easy-going Sunday. Watched Hamilton again. And a few more episodes of NUMB3RS. Matt made breakfast burritos in the morning and it was P.F. Chang for dinner. Another nice rain in the afternoon, along with some thunder and lightning.

Nana got some fresh flowers for the 4th of July weekend.