But, first, here are a few shots of the Elkhorn Lodge in Grangeville, ID. The remodeled rooms are super nice. Very well decorated, nice finishes, fairly large, quiet and just plain nice. Microwave and fridge (no coffee maker). Very nice linens!
This is a picture of the office and some of the original rooms. We're thinking early 60's and not so very nice. Cinder block construction and very dated.
Nice lawn area with a BBQ and several tables and chairs.
Yes, this was a nice place to stay. Much better than the Super 8. At least the Elkhorn has character!
We left Grangeville and headed toward Lolo Pass. The ride to the pass was excellent, scenic and twisty. However the road sucked! It was all buckled and rutted. Once we hit Hiway 12 in Idaho, the road improved. We stopped for this obligatory photo!
Here are just some random shots of the road and river. The highway follows the river through some awesome forest.
We stopped here and wet down our LD comfort tops to help cool us down.
We rode in to Challis, ID and looked for a place to stop for the night. We checked out the town and then looked at a few motels. I've stayed in Challis several times and nixed two places. We finally settled on a little Mom & Pop on the north end of town. A pleasant place with everything we need, microwave, fridge, king size bed, full bath and space for all our stuff! I think we'll have a good night here.
Tomorrow we'll probably head toward Arco, ID and the Craters of the Moon National Park for a park stamp. Then hightail it to the Interstate and book on toward home. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
I'm not sure I want to end our vacation! In some ways, I'm anxious to get home to the stuff I'm familiar with. Our own bathroom and bed. Our kitchen and meals. Just our stuff. On the other hand, this has been such an adventure that I'm not sure I want it to end! Well, I am looking forward to really clean clothes :-)
Thanks for following along. I'll keep posting until we're home and then I plan to post an Epilogue. So, please keep following!