Sights on Highway 75

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stanleyWe took a drive to see what we could see. Red Fish Lake was off  to the left going toward the Sawtooth Mountains. This is an Idaho State Park. When we had parked at the lodge, we walked into the office to find out if they were showing the BSU – Duck game on TV. They weren’t but the office gal called the local bar to see if it was playing there. It was! So we walked down to the dock area. They have a beach for the lake for kiddies to play on. The sand is pure redfish2white and extends out a ways into the lake. It changed the color of the water from a dark blue to a very light blue. We checked out all   to offer, which is a lot. All kinds of boats to rent, dinner cruises and lake cruises. It was very interesting.

We walked over to the little store to check out their sales. Dale is into T-shirts, but their sale wasn’t all that good. He even went back today to see if they had discounted the shirts even more since it is the end of the season. No such luck.

I walked back up to the lodge to get a closer photo and I was struck with a devuja feeling. I had been here before. Well, not really. But it sure reminded me of “Dirty Dancing” and the lodge they went to. There was bicycles to ride, horse trail rides, backpacking trails, cabins to rent, an outside bar/food place,  and water! It was a really strange redfishfeeling to be thrown back into the 60’s.

We drove around their campgrounds that all said vacancies. But there were reserved tags on every site for the Labor Day weekend. They were going to have a full house in all 4 campgrounds.

Today, I stayed home. Sigh. It was so nice. Dale went out for water and to get rid of our garbage. He scoped out some other dispersed area’s to camp. He also bought some butter so I can make scones tomorrow morning for breakfast. Today I made cookies – oatmeal cranraisin (we are not a raisin family) oatmealcookdiesand peanut butter cookies. I do not like oatmeal so Dale gets them all and my peanut butter cookies turned out bland. Sigh. Back to the recipe file for a good peapeanutbuttercookiesnut butter cookie. If you have a great recipe, email me or leave a comment. I would love to try it.

Another day down and such an enjoyable one. The weather was cloudy and windy but nice enough to sit outside and read. I also made up a grocery list that I can print out and use. It will save time in trying to figure out what we need on the day of grocery shopping! I also started an article about our Rollin’ Rally to be submitted to the Escapee’s magazine.

It was a busy and fruitful day. But I didn’t get the vacuuming done. Rats! Oh, well there is always tomorrow.

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2 thoughts on “Sights on Highway 75

    Cindy said:
    September 10, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Nana’s P-nut butter cookies

    2 cups peanut butter
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 pinch salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    In a bowl, stir peanut butter and sugars together until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Press a criss-cross into the top using the back of a fork. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated 350 degree oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely

    hope you like them…they are delightfully peanutty : )

      Gwen said:
      September 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks Cindy. Will give this a try next time. Thanks so much for sharing!
      Gwen

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