The weekend's been kind of a whirlwind. Mitch came into town Thursday night, and we've been hanging out, antiquing, bbq'ing, etc. Today, we headed up to Idaho City for him to show me a really cool spot he loved.
So I drove over to his house, and finally took photos of the brilliant yellow mustard seed field that I am tempted to run through like Mary Poppins.
We got into Idaho City, and I got a personal tour. Mitch not only lived in IC at one point, but was also a cop there, so he knows quite a few people that used to live there, etc. He showed me a lot of old buildings I didn't even know were there, and we hit a couple of quaint little antique shops and stuff. Very fun! Then we headed up the mountain.
Turns out the spot he wanted to show me is a spot that Colleen and I geocached at a couple of years ago, and actually left a geocache at the spot. I tried to find it, but apparently, it's gone. :-(
Anyway, the spot is a gorgeous rock outcropping overlooking a beautiful valley. When we got there, there was a turkey vulture flying around, and was soon joined by a buddy (probably a mate). I took a ridiculous amount of photos. Here you go.
Back to the vulture:
Further up the hill:
I think this one is going in a frame.
Or this one:
Let's not forget the other passengers! Here's Zip:
And back at the rock outcropping, I think this picture matches the one I took a couple of years ago. I'll have to dig it out and compare it, but those yellow flowers look familiar.
And now for some entertainment ... I caught this photo sort of by accident. I thought I missed him entirely.
And then he sat still:
And he had a buddy across the road whose markings weren't nearly as pretty:
Anyway, that's all for now. Mitch is back on the road tomorrow (Monday), and I have a mess to clean up from the chainsaw guy who trimmed up my trees for me. The trees look great, but now I have to get rid of all of the branches and stuff. I'll take some photos of the place tomorrow and post them.