Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

After driving as quickly as possibly through the Great Salt Desert, we had some time to explore before Yellowstone. On a whim, we decided to try this tiny resort town, Lava Hot Springs. It's been a great find. We spent the first night at a quirky cottage run by a couple who used to have a PBS kids show, Tahra Time. They gave us a DVD, & we got to sing along to I'm Gonna Use The Potty at a crucial moment in Ian's toilet training (maybe more than you want to know). Our cottage was The Yellow Submarine bunkhouse, perhaps Julie's favoritenight's stop.

The town features hot spring baths, a huge aquatic center, and river tubing. Devin made it down the river 4 times and Nic ruled the water slides. We're camping tonight next to the river & it's on to Yellowstone tomorrow.


  1. My question is what made you choose the Yellow Submarine bunkhouse over the Norwegian Wood Bungalow or the Penny Lane Cottage? I understand why the "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Psychedelic Loft" or the "Money Can't Buy Me Love Short Stay Suite" may not have been appropriate though. It sounds like you're having a great time. Enjoy Yellowstone.

  2. all sounds so wonderful...very glad you saw Sequoia. Last time I was there on one of those roads that seems to wander in and out of the depths of woods shadows then faces the coast, back again, etc ...a bobcat dropped down in the road right in front of us. The gloriously tall trees make you feel fairly insignificant but its just nice to know they still exist. Yellowstone is bound to be beautiful too. If you take a wrong turn, you end up on top of the Grand Tetons so be careful! Mt Rushmore on your schedule?