Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sun Valley, on my mind

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...

4 comments:

Balarko said...

http://www.dennis.flaherty.com/Port/2.htm

Here you go. This is closer to Ketchum/Sun Valley.

Hailey is at the bottom of the valley, so they are more hills than mountains...

Brian said...

Dude, shouldn't you be worried about your wedding this weekend?! lol

This sounds kinda crazy, but see you tomorrow!

Balarko said...

Worried is the understatement of the year. I am at double black diamond freakout mode! This wedding stuff is crazy!!

P.J. said...

I've actually always wanted to go to Barrow, Alaska. But wait, you knew that. I just need to hit the lotto!