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23Aug2014_1g_Sun-Valley_Gondola_View-Sun-Valley_StormySuch a great 358 mile round trip drive to Sun Valley and the Ice Show with Meryl Davis and Charlie White performing. We were really lucky enough to meet General Manager Tim Silva. Robin talked to and showed him some old photos of when her mother worked at Sun Valley in the Roundhouse Restaurant and sang in the Duchin Room. We sat with and had dinner with screenwriter John Briley, “… an American writer best known for screenplays of biopics. He won the Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay at the 1982 Oscars for Gandhi. As well as film scripts, he has written for television and theatre, and published several novels … written works: “The first stone”, “The traitors”, “Pediatric ward”. Films written: Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Gandhi, Cry Freedom, Children of the Damned, Marie, Molokai: The Story of Father Damien, The Medusa Touch and Tai-Pan.” [Wikipedia] What an interesting table. But first, we had to get there. Here is our sojourn through photographs. Enjoy and Left-Click any of the photos to see them enlarged. Happy Trails!

Only in Idaho can you get snow, or heavy hail, falling in August. Here in Fairfield, is the result of a storm that came though.

Only in Idaho can you get snow, or heavy hail, falling in August. Here in Fairfield, is the result of a storm that came though.


Before the ice show, we took the gondola to the Roundtable Restaurant, where Robin's mother worked in the 1930's. An awesome ride up the mountain.

Before the ice show, we took the gondola to the Roundhouse Restaurant, where Robin’s mother worked in the 1930’s. An awesome ride up the mountain.


Here we go! The people here were extremely nice to Robin and even stopped the gondola so she could easily get in. At the top, they had  a golf cart ready for her to get to the restaurant.

Here we go! The people here were extremely nice to Robin and even stopped the gondola so she could easily get in. At the top, they had a golf cart ready for her to get to the restaurant.


The ride up. Sun Valley in in the background.

The ride up. Sun Valley in in the background.


Sun Valley

Sun Valley


Robin sits at the bottom of the stairs to the Roundtable Restaurant, in the background.

Robin sits at the bottom of the stairs to the Roundhouse Restaurant, in the background. Elevation 7680 feet.


Hailey, ID from Mount baldy.

Hailey, ID from the Roundhouse.


Sun Valley from Mount Baldy

Sun Valley from the Roundhouse.


The fireplace in the restaurant.

The fireplace in the restaurant.


Robin in the restaurant.

Robin in the restaurant.


Robin checking her photos.

Robin checking her photos.


We had Mac 'N Cheese. Big dinner coming up!

We had Mac ‘N Cheese. Big dinner coming up!


Our ride down the mountain is arriving.

Our ride down the mountain is arriving.


Headed down. Nice ride.

Headed down. Nice ride.


One of the buildings at the entrance to the gondola.

One of the buildings at the entrance to the gondola. We are down.


Before we can go to Sun Valley and the Lodge, we had to make a stop at Frenchman's Gulch Winery in Ketchum.

Before we can go to Sun Valley and the Lodge, we had to make a stop at Frenchman’s Gulch Winery in Ketchum.


The lobby at the Sun Valley Hotel.

The lobby at the Sun Valley Hotel.


Robin relaxes in the lobby before the show begins. We had "Will Call" tickets.

Robin relaxes in the lobby before the show begins. We had “Will Call” tickets.


The show stars, Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

The show stars, Meryl Davis and Charlie White.


The ice stage and rink at Sun Valley.

The ice stage and rink at Sun Valley. I was asked not to photograph the show. I did not.


Part of the seating area for the ice show and the buffet.

Part of the seating area for the ice show and the buffet.


Did I mention the buffet? Here is the carving table - Lamb, Roast Beef and Turkey.

Did I mention the buffet? Here is the carving table – Lamb, Roast Beef and Turkey.


Lamb is being carved.

Lamb is being carved.


Vegetable Salad

Vegetable Salad


Cheese variety

Cheese variety


Fruit and Asparagus Salad

Fruit and Asparagus Salad


Did I mention fresh steamed Shrimp and Crab?

Did I mention fresh steamed Shrimp and Crab?


Fruit bowl

Fruit bowl


Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake


Mint and Chocolate Key Lime Tarts

Mint and Chocolate Key Lime Tarts


Robin with her dinner plated at our table. We were covered, but those down rinkside, were in the open. It rained. We were dry. They were not.

Robin with her dinner plated at our table. We were covered, but those down rinkside, were in the open. It rained. We were dry. They were not.


Robin holds a crab claw.

Robin holds a crab claw.


A plate of crab, shrimp and fruit.

A plate of crab, shrimp and fruit.


We were going to bring some home, but there was none left.

We were going to bring some home, but there was none left.

Such a great day. Long, but fun and exciting. We met some really nice people and the staff at Sun Valley went out of their way to see that Robin was comfortable and able to climb stairs, etc. Thank-You General Manager Tim Silva and your Staff. We do hope you tell them how grateful we are. The food was awesome – again – and the show was super. Until next time ……….. But wait! We still had to eat breakfast on Sunday morning. Here’s what we had.

Ronbin made her awesome Refrigerator Lox. This time she used some dill weed and it made the salmon sooooooo good.

Robin made her awesome Refrigerator Lox. This time she used some dill weed and it made the salmon sooooooo good.


Then I made a Transformed Eggs Benedict. Grilled Portabella Mushroom Cap Steamed Fresh Spinach Robin's Lox Housemade Hollandaise Sauce

Then I made a

Transformed Eggs Benedict
Grilled Portabella Mushroom Cap
Steamed Fresh Spinach
Poached Meadowlark Farms Egg
Robin’s Icebox Lox with Dill
Housemade Hollandaise Sauce

The portabella took place of the English Muffin. Added the fresh spinach and the lox. Topped with the poached egg and the Hollandaise sauce. Totally yummers!!