Our first destination was Castle Rocks State Park. We have been here a few times and October is the perfect time to visit. The weather is great and the scenery is magnificent! The flies must think so too because Randy’s hobby over the last few days has been killing flies. I guess it can’t all be wonderful.
Although all is quiet now on Sunday afternoon, it was very busy over the weekend with lots of families and rock climbers around. In fact, the 65ish, lady camp host is a rock climber and returns year after year. In the winter she runs an animal shelter (www.potreropups.org) near Monterrey, Mexico. We have visited with Dottie several times over the years.
Although we didn’t climb any high rocks, we did take some nice hikes. Elko is a sore and tired dog!
On Friday evening we drove in to Albion to go through their Haunted Mansions. If you like haunted houses, you may want to consider this! It utilizes 4 buildings at the abandoned Albion Idaho college. The big old buildings would be so cool to explore when you didn’t have to worry about zombies, scary clowns and all sorts of creepy characters jumping out at you! Actually it was still pretty fun and amazing that any town lawyer would let you wander through these old buildings in the dark, going up stairs, and down stairs, and through walls and tunnels!
Saturday evening was dedicated to a nice fire before watching the crazy Boise State – Nevada football game (BSU won). We had considered heading to Reno to be there for the game, but we are glad we are here. Tomorrow we leave for Delta, Utah.