Such a good time here. Good breakfast and wonderful rooms. We were lucky enough to make reservations – Thousand Springs BNB and Feathered Winds Wine – and be there for their monthly wine dinner. This particular dinner featured wines from south of the equator. Good and interesting food paring with the wines. Great time talking to the folks at our table and at other tables. Enjoy these photos and Left-Click to see them enlarged. If you go to Thousand Springs BNB, let them know you saw this blog post. Cheers!
It was a beautiful 3 days! Which made for a great birthday! Thank-You Robin for giving us this time for some quality time. And as for the Lions Gate Manor, an absolute delightful B&B in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. They have a variety of themed rooms – Medieval Chamber, Phantom’s Lair, Persian Dream, Secret Garden, Victorian Suite, Castilian Dynasty, Roman Bath and Cozy Cottage. Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. As we wrote in the Expedia – which I probably will not use again – questionnaire,
Describe your stay [at Lions Gate Manor]–
From our arrival introduction to John and Tammy, the owners, to our departure two days later, we felt welcome and treated like royalty. Absolutely a 5-Star B&B! We stayed in the Medieval Chamber of King Henry the Eighth. The huge canopy bed was very comfortable. We did have to turn on the gas fireplace to take the chill off the room as it got down to 19 degrees at night.
The adjacent bathroom had a great shower stall and for humor the toilet paper holder was an armored knight “Sir Wipesalot”
Breakfast was included and it was superb. A fruit, muffin and yoghurt plate was delivered as you seated yourself, Water, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate as well as milk were all available. Then a walk to the adjacent kitchen featured a hot breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, home fries and toast. The refrigerator is available to guests for storage of cold foods. Deer wander outside through the juniper and sage landscape and are visible from the room windows. We were fortunate to be there during a full moon.
For me, since I have difficulty standing for very long, a shower chair would have been helpful. They may have one, as it is an ADA suite. I didn’t ask. I think also a night light in the bathroom would help, too.
What to do nearby?
Lava Hot Springs is a very small town centered around the ‘healing mineral baths’ which we enjoyed twice during our visit. We visited 2 pioneer towns, also
Enjoy these photos of our sojourn.
Wow! Such a great week-end and July 4th celebration. And wherever you have a gathering of friends and family, you should always have food. And that we did! And we also had a great afternoon at Lucky Peak outside of Boise boating on the reservoir. On Saturday, it was 101 degrees F in the sun, 64 degrees F in the water on the surface. In the photo here when we stopped for lunch, is Michael McClanahan, Me, Robin, Nora Tollman and Steve Strickland. Sandra Abundantia took the photo. Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged. Enjoy!
And then there was food. This was delicious!
Thank-You everyone for making this such an enjoyable weekend! Cheers!
Monday after Easter. Time for a day trip. Highs today in Boise supposed to be in the high 70’s. It was. Robin, Buddy [- our American Eski – and I escaped to a 360 mile round trip journey from Boise to Mountain Home, Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh (which is always interesting), Fairfield, Hailey, Sun Valley, Galena Summit, Stanley, Idaho City and back to Boise. In through the flatlands then on to the mountains. It was a great little trip with no time restrictions. Left-Click any of the photos to see enlarged. The one here is of the Sawtooth Range from Galena Summit. Is that snow? Yup! Enjoy the photos and our trip.
Such a good day trip! I am glad we took it and I am glad Robin was with me.
I will probably divide these posts into about 5 parts as I have over 300 photographs. No! I won’t bore you with all of them. I will only post those that seem to be more interesting. The food photos – yes we did have to eat – will be posted both here and in the Boise Foodie Blog. But for now, enjoy these photos of some of the places and flora we saw. Cheers! The photo here is of my sister and her husband and my brother and his wife watching the birds. Please Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged.
More to come!
Ah yes! As it should be, the older one gets, the longer the celebration of birthdays! We took Wayne and Nancy Crissman, hi school friends of ours who are now living in Florida and came to help Robin celebrate, and Brian and Carlynne – Robin’s brother and sister – to Silver City, a historical mining town high in the Owyhee Mountains south of Boise. A beautiful day for a wonderful trip. Thank you Jerri and Roger Nelson, owners of the Idaho Hotel in Silver City, for the lunch and for letting us look at the Drug Store. Here are some more photos of the day. You can Left-Click any of these pictures to see them enlarged. Happy Trails!
Another awesome four days at the Snake River Rv park. We arrived on Thursday, September 5 and returned home on September 9. Very stormy on Thursday night – heavy rain and some wind. I understand that Nampa got hit really hard with high winds and large hail. Some farmers are suffering a loss of produce. And then it cleared off and the weather was cool and very clear. The evening sunsets were awesome and I have some photos here of the sunsets.
Good food and friends. We were there with the Birds of Prey Good Sam Club, which was a lot of fun and it was good to talk to the folks and interact with them. A good meal or two is always a great way to get to know the folks. We did not go hungry! Lots of frood and you will see some here.
Gina did another great job in organizing the Craft Fair, which this year included some awesome food booths, including the Cacicia’s Old World Sicilian Foods. I have also added some more businesses in the sidebar. New place for finding RV parts and maintenance in Marsing, Idaho. Welders, food trucks and artists. Enjoy these photos and Left-Click any of them to see them enlarged. Cheers!!
But wait. Can’t be all fun and excitement. One must also eat. Here is what we had. Enjoy!
Here is some of their history taken directly from their website.
Entri Come Amici, Vada Come Famiglia
Cacicia’s (Kah-She-Shuhs) is the passion of Shane & Michelle Anderson and family. Shane began his love of cooking early as a child in his grandmother’s kitchen. A strong and talented woman, his grandmother Nonna taught him the secrets of authentic Sicilian family recipes that have been passed down for over a hundred years. Nonna would cook for the whole family and penned her own cookbook in the early 50′s. In honor of her and their heritage, Shane carries on the tradition and a dream. A dream to focus on innovation and creating the healthiest and highest quality food fare by marrying amazing family recipes with a forward thinking model on how to share delicious food and create a unique dining experience. Shane and Michelle proudly support and work with local growers and Idaho businesses, building a sustainable model for a new culture of unbelievably fresh and flavorful home cooked meals from our beautiful truck.
Sicilian family sizes are larger than typical and anyone familiar with the culture knows we can eat! So our portions are BIG and our prices are GREAT! Let us share our family’s tradition of cooking delicious, fresh and colorful food for the people we love. Look for our food truck Rosalina at your neighborhood Farmer’s Markets or locate us at any day we are set up with our Google Map Locator and Directions!
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