We got together with a bunch of friends and headed on up to Lava Hot Springs. Now as many of you know, this would take a lot of courage for us to venture back up to Idaho. See, we lived up in Blackfoot (about 45 minutes away from Lava) and for the past 8 years, we have done our best to stay away from the town of Blackfoot due to some not-so-stellar memories. But, we put aside our fear and still went up.
Lava Hot Springs is trying to make itself more of a resort like town. They have a river running thru it where people can do some rafting, they have hot springs throughout the town and they have some hiking you can do. Our group signed up at one of the camp grounds and as you can see, it was beautiful! Cars as far as the eye can see and campsites that gave you a nice comfortable 8 inches in between tents. I am just happy that our friends still want to hang out with us after spending the weekend with us.
We all had a good time. We spent the evening hanging out and letting the kids run around. But then darkness fell and let me tell you--Beckham was not too thrilled with the idea of sleeping in his crib, in the tent. Carter happily headed to the tent, got in his sleeping bag and promptly fell asleep. Beckham did not. He voiced his displeasure for a while but it became so loud that it was disturbing the neighboring campsites. I took him in the car and tried to reason with my 1.5 year old and he was not impressed with this tactic. We hung out in the car for a while and then back to the tent. He was still not happy. So, back to the car. Are you seeing the trend here? At about 2am, he finally dozed off and I gently picked him up and put him in his crib in the tent and he slept until 6am. At least we made it thru the night even though I think that I got less sleep than he did. Beckham had a great time during the rest of the trip, but the sleeping part was an obstacle.
We then spent the next morning with a fabulous breakfast of eggs, grapes, bacon and fun. We decided to venture out and head up to the hot springs. Let me just say--these springs are hot. I know that I am a wimp, but we could not even get into half of the pools because it was so smokin' hot. But we finally did get in one and had a good time just hanging out. I also learned that there are many people that are not scared to show off their bodies even when their bodies have no need to be shown off. My speedo fit in real well here. We did a little more hanging out but had to head off back to SLC for some work and fun. It was a good trip and we had a lot of fun even with just a few hours of sleep.