Early Thursday morning - too early for me, but I don't set the flight schedules - my wife and I set sail for my brother-in-law's wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho.
It'll be a fun trip, for sure, and I'm really looking forward to it.
At the moment, I keep seeing an image of Sun Valley - or, specifically, the towns that encompass the greater Sun Valley area - in my mind. This usually happens with places I'm never been, and I'm sure this is a common occurence with you, too.
The photo to the right here purports to be from Hailey, Idaho, one of the towns in Sun Valley. (Yes, it's snowy and no, it's not winter yet. But weather.com claims we'll see low temperatures in the low 30s. And that's just too effing cold for September.)
(But, as usual, at least it's not like Barrow, Alaska. Seeing the forecast for that place usually makes me feel better about wherever I am - even in Washington in winter. Barrow makes us look like Key West.)
Back to the original point: I imagined that Sun Valley would be in, well, a valley. So far, I'm not disappointed. The one difference between this shot and my in-brain picture is that I expected the mountains to be sloped much more dramatically. Still, there's a lot of beauty in that photo, slight slopes and all.
But that's once we get there. Some thoughts on air travel tomorrow...