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Saturday, March 3, 2012

With two weddings this spring, a summer vacation has been put on the burner.   HOWEVER.... if you're looking for a different place to visit (and I mean DIFFERENT), may I suggest,

WALLACE, IDAHO
Home of the film Dante's Peak.  It's a wonderfu kooky little town.  It's not quite
as pearky as it is portrayed in the movie, BUT, it's alot of fun.

What does a person do in Wallace,  Idaho you ask??? 
Well....


While roaming the streets there's ice cream!


Silver mines to expolore.


Wallace, Idaho is as if you are in another world.  A world that stopped in time, and isn't worried about catching up.  Our cell phones didn't even have service (and who complains about that?  NOT ME).


 You'll find plenty of antique shops.  Of course the whole town is an antique.  It's a place that causes you to completely slow down and take a deep breath.

At dinner we ordered barbeque chicken sandwiches. Yet, barbecue chicken was not to be.  They were out of chicken until THURSDAY.  How  bizare is that? No worries, plenty of pork.

 Wallace, Idaho was the desination, but the real reason to be there was to bike
THE HIAWATHA TRAIL!!!! 
And nope, you don't have to be in tip-top shape to bike it.  Just be prepared for a sore behind!

What's the Hiawatha Trail? 
An old railroad track turned bike trail, and  a beautiful site to behold.


The ride on the Hiwatha Trail begins riding through a 3 mile long tunnel.  With more tunnels to come. Headlamps are needed, and extra lighting is advised.



We'll cross a few of these...



Stopping to enjoy the height and beauty.


To Mike and I it was worth the very long drive to take this family vacation.
And I would recommend it to anyone.  Young or old.


This summer... a staycation is in site.  I'm completely fine with that too.

4 comments:

Cherie said...

We did the Hiawatha trail a few years back and we all agreed that it is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!! Love all the dark tunnels - Hee Hee
I definately want to go back and do it again sometime :-D

Love your pictures!!

Cherie said...

P.S. I did not know that Dante's Peak was filmed there.

Garden of Egan said...

I drove through Wallace once. Totally gorgeous.
I think we need to go back. Definitely off the beaten path, even better!

Looks like you all had a great time.

pinkertonjamesl said...

I really enjoy this blog.It really interesting.Natural place look so beautiful.I really like this Hiawatha trail.

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