Sunday, June 28, 2009

Eastern Idaho

We have made a trip east the past few summers for Josh's baseball games in the Rexburg and Idaho Falls area. Last summer was no exception.
We started our trip by taking in a minor league baseball game. Melaleuca Field, home of the Idaho Falls Chukars, is great and the mid-summer weather is almost always perfect for baseball.

On this particular trip we did not intend to camp. I did not have a hotel reservation but I didn't think it would be a problem in Idaho Falls in the middle of the summer. I was wrong. After the game, and some time spent trying to find a room, I had to make a midnight run to Wal-Mart for a tent and sleeping bags for four.

In the morning we drove on up to St. Anthony for Josh's double header. Afterwards we visited the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. The dunes are amazing and I would recommend checking them out to anyone visiting eastern Idaho.

Of course no visit to the east side of the state is complete without a stop at Beaver Dick Park. It's a short drive from the Dunes and always worth the visit.

Mostly because it is a beautiful place. Not long after I took the shot below a moose crossed the river from the left. She was a bit far away and it was too dark for a picture with the cell phone.

And, of course, Jake loves it.

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