We decided to take a quick trip to Arco for the weekend. I texted Trisha to see is she could come to Arco too and she could. I love to coordinate our trips so we can see each other and our kids can play. My kids love their Rigby cousins and have so much fun playing with them. We got in before 9pm and ate and chatted until bedtime. On Saturday by the time I got up my mom already had the kids out in the fields getting muddy searching for wild asparagus. They found a bunch and it was delicious. Later in the morning we went and visited the graves in the Lost River cemetery. My mom was sure to point our where her headstone would be and to remind the grand kids to remember her. Ha.
After the cemetery we waited an hour for the grocery store to cook up our chicken strips and then we headed out to the Craters of the Moon. We have never gone there during a holiday weekend and we couldn't believe how busy it was. We were just lucky enough to snag a picnic table at Devil's Orchard. We saw the spatter cone volcanoes and went through the Indian tunnel (my favorite). Ryan was a hot mess since he got sunscreen in his eye and he was up until 11 pm with McCoy the night before. Scott and I had to take turns carrying him to the Indian tunnel. He mostly just wanted me to carry him. That boy is not light! I got some extra workout I guess. He fell asleep within 5 seconds on the drive home from the craters. We watched Swiss Family Robinson and some of us had naps. We drove the four wheeler and went for bike rides. Scott dug up some wild asparagus and is hoping to plant it in our garden. We will see if it takes.
This morning we had a delicious breakfast and got packed up and headed home. We had a great visit. I love going home, especially this time of year when the fields and mountains are green. It's nice to get back to our Boise home and still have some weekend time at the house. We will probably have a popcorn movie night tonight. I'm teaching my classes in the morning. I'm not sure what we will do tomorrow. We will probably just relax.
This week is the last week of school. Crazy! I am already dreading fixing lunch for four kids everyday. Ha. The kids go straight into swim lessons though. Bring on summer!
|Ryan is ready for summer and winter!|
|Piper and I in the Indian tunnel.|
|Our borrow pit asparagus plants.|
|My grandma and grandpa Beal's headstone.|
|Our tasty picnic.|
|Cousins and lilac bushes.|
|The kids climbing at Craters (not very safe and definitely against the rules!)|
|Hiking with Bubba.|
|We spotted a snake right by the trail! Creepy! That's the first snake I've seen at the craters.|
|Ryan grabbed my dad's hand. Cutest!|