Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sun Valley Part 1

This post contains a crazy amount of pictures, but I had to properly document our trip to Sun Valley, Idaho. We were over at some friends of ours house a few months ago and they started talking about their annual trip to Sun Valley. It peaked our curiosity and the more we looked into it and talked to them, the more we decided a family trip was just what we needed. We thought and talked about how we would do the trip and eventually came to the conclusion that one of the boys needed to stay home. And Street got the bid to go since he's still nursing. While it was difficult leaving Price at home, we knew he would have so much fun with his Aunt Meredith and Lulu and Poppy...and he definitely did. He was spoiled with lots of attention and Chick-fil-a!

We did a little hiking on our first day in SV. The weather was unbelievable and the mountains were breathtaking.

This is Ellery and her friend Lillian. Lillian's family had been up there a week before we arrived and since they have been going to SV for a few years, they were able to give us all the insider scoop.
We hiked 4 miles to get to this beautiful lake. We were so proud of E...she did the entire hike by herself without complaining once. In fact, Street didn't complain either. He rode in his backpack like a champ, babbling the entire way and pointing out dogs and things that resembled balls. He is a mountain man, I have decided.
The next day we rode the gondola up to Bald Mountain and had lunch at the top.

It was symphony week in SV so each night people would gather on the lawn to listen. We packed picnic baskets and the kids loved being outdoors and running around on the grass. I had to pinch myself. It was like something out of a movie.
There were these two beautiful horses on the main rode and every time we biked past them, we had to stop. Absolutely beautiful.
We rented bikes and rode into the little charming town of Ketchum. It was so nice not having to load up the car every time we wanted to go somewhere.
Street had his first taste of ice cream at the town ice cream stand. Delicious!
He also had his first taste of spaghetti, which was probably not our most brilliant idea. People were looking at us like we were crazy. Spaghetti everywhere.
Our last night we took a wagon ride to dinner. This is our only family picture. Thanks E!
E and Lils on the wagon ride
I just thought this picture was sweet.
Back tracking a little here...this is at the restaurant at the top of Baldy.
Nathan and Ellery went ice skating. Ellery is so eager and willing to try new things, but she definitely is cautious. We laughed at how she was more like ice scooting. I think if she could do it a few more times, she would definitely get the hang of it. She said that ice skating was her most favorite thing we did.

My favorite day. We drove to Red Fish Lake, which is about 45 minutes from SV. We drove into Stanley first and had one of the best breakfasts of my life. There is NOTHING in Stanley, but tons of people flock to this breakfast joint. Absolutely delicious.

To be continued...


Tabaitha said...

Looks like ya'll had a great vacation!

Paige said...

Oh my cuteness. loving these pics...

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