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Sun Valley Fun Part 1

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OK people- I’m on Day Four of the Adventure Cleanse- so far, so good! Yesterday was a little rocky, the first real cravings I had for a latte, a glass of red wine and a cupcake (which was random, since cupcakes aren’t a usual for me, but whatever)- yesterday was also the day that I had some fatigue, headaches and brain fog, but when I checked my Crazy Sexy Cleanse “handbook”, that was normal and expected for Day Three. But honestly, it was nothing too unbearable and overall, I’m feeling pretty good. More to come on that soon!

So- as promised- a recap of our trip to Sun Valley last weekend for our friends Allison and Phil’s wedding. After Tim, my friend Ashley and I all flew into Boise and made the LOOONNNG drive to Sun Valley (OK, it was only 2.5 hours, but there wasn’t much to look at during that drive…Case in point:

Ah, Idaho

Ah, Idaho

Also, here was a screen pic of the random Internet searches arising from random Idaho road trip conversations. Again, there wasn’t much to talk about and we were pretty desperate.

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But we finally made it to our first destination, Craters of the Moon National Park. Some friends had recommended we go there, and it was supposed to be a pretty amazing topography from ancient volcanic activity….But alas, yeah, we weren’t too overly impressed.

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My husband being a dork

My husband being a dork

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We did get to check out some pretty cool caves in the park, and I had to take the opportunity to bust out some side crow.

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We spent about an hour in the park and that was enough to have our fill. We headed to Sun Valley immediately, checked into our hotel and set out to explore town and have a nice dinner. We loved walking around Sun Valley, your typical western Mountain town.

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There were so many lovely restaurants with enticing menus to choose from, but we ended up at Cava Cava. It was a gorgeous little Italian restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the ambience.

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Rose and sunflowers- do you need anything else?

Rose and sunflowers- do you need anything else?

Avocado and watermelon gazpacho- looks like pea soup, but was insanely delicious

Avocado and watermelon gazpacho- looks like pea soup, but was insanely delicious

Veggie pizza sans cheese

Veggie pizza sans cheese

I love arugula on pizza!

I love arugula on pizza!

We may have enjoyed a few more cocktails Friday evening, and then hit the hay. We awoke Saturday morning and decided to rent bikes and check out the bike path in Sun Valley. In other random Idaho trip events, we ran into Arnold Schwazenegger at the same bike shop doing the exact same thing. Weird. He took off his sunglasses and I said to Ashley, “Is that Arnold?”. Yes, it was. Sorry folks, no photo opportunity.

No Arnold- just bikes

No Arnold- just bikes

Bikes with beer and wine carriers

Bikes with beer and wine carriers

Me wanty

Me wanty

We did a lovely 12 mile ride and enjoyed the scenery.

Sun Valley Bike Path Beauty

Sun Valley Bike Path Beauty

Random art along the bike path

Random art along the bike path

By the time we got back from our ride, it was time to get ready for the wedding….. pics and a recap coming soon!

Happy Almost Friday!

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Author: vitadventure

30-something psychotherapist, yoga teacher, wife, shelter dog "Mom", yogi, traveler, wine and food lover

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