Idaho, The Beautiful

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America has a secret.  And it's Idaho.  We didn't see a single potato (well, except some French fries..) but what we did see were some of the most exceptionally gorgeous views we've ever seen! 

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After falling head over heals for New Mexico, we took our time driving through Colorado (stopping for some great sight seeing and an appearance on Good Morning Vail!) and Utah (a continuation of insane photo-ops!).  We enjoyed ourselves and took our time as we drove.  Unfortunately though, our hard-drive (which housed ALL of our content from the trip so far) decided to go flying and slam into the cabinet!  Not. Good.  So everything from that week is temporarily [we hope] unavailable.  (If anyone has any insight regarding recovering files from this kind of this, let us know!) 

You have to do what your Walls Need Love pillow tells you to...

You have to do what your Walls Need Love pillow tells you to...

So while this remains a mystery we will jump ahead to America's best kept secret- Idaho.  Like I said, it was gorgeous.  We got into Almo, Idaho- a tiny town along the southern border- on Thursday afternoon.  We started out camping in beautiful Castle Rocks state park, where we were to play a show the following evening! (Anyone catch our takeover of Airstream's Instagram account that day??)  

Our awesome show at Castle Rocks Park!  

Our awesome show at Castle Rocks Park!  

Then after being shown around by our new friend, the Park Climbing Ranger and our concert host, Roberta, we moved to the most magnificent RV spot we've ever seen, in the City of Rocks National Preserve.  The Preserve was simply breathtaking, and so full of history, as it is along the original California Trail.  Roberta even showed us a large rock formation where many travelers had written their names and the dates.  It was quite the imagination candy seeing fading inscriptions from the 1800s on the rock wall.  

Window Rock in City of Rocks National Preserve

Window Rock in City of Rocks National Preserve

The first morning we awoke in our new spot with the grand peeks and valleys of the Preserve right outside of our windows, we were surprised by a freshly fallen layer of snow on the ground!  We simply had to push back our schedule a bit to relish in the beauty of this place for a few days.   

We stayed there through the weekend and the first part of the week, hiking, climbing (our version of climbing- with a four-year-old), cooking on the fire, and meeting new friends!  

it was a glorious time.. And then, off to Seattle!  

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Love from Pilgrim! Don't quit your daydream!