We were in Caldwell, Idaho for 3 nights, which gave us 2 days to do a little exploring and wine tasting. Didn't we taste enough at our last spot? Maybe.
We've stayed at the Country Corner's RV Park before, usually just for an overnight. It's a nice, small, green park with friendly owners and good services. We've never seen grass as beautiful, green and totally weed free as their lawns. The park maintains a rather large vegetable garden for it's guests enjoyment and I took some delicious sweet corn and tomatoes back to Beluga when we checked in. A very welcome perk!
|tunnel of cucumbers!|
I had recently heard that little Caldwell supported a number of wineries, so we set off for lunch and a tasting at St. Chapelle Winery. It is a beautiful place, the tasting room itself is beautiful as are its expansive views.
After waiting inside, we were finally told to sit wherever we wanted and "they'd find us". We took a nice table for two outside on the raised patio and waited. They never found us and after awhile I went back inside to remind them. Blah blah blah. Finally, our tastings came without ceremony or explanation and we were left to have at it.
The views were spectacular, the weather delightful, the company perfect - but the wines were not to either of our tastes and we left without finishing or buying a single bottle - a first for us. All in all, a meh experience. Perhaps we'd had enough tastings for this trip.
|the falls were just around those boulders|
|darn....those clouds again!|
|guys, guys, I LOVE turkey sandwiches...|
We were blown away by the scenery, the rushing stream, beaver dams, the craggy mountain tops, swirly rock formations, the ribbon waterfalls, the obvious avalanche scars everywhere, aspens shimmering in the breeze....oh my. I phone pictures just do not do it justice.
|glacier carved valley|
|all that is left of the beautiful school below|
|evidently, the town still has some residents....|
|small "lake" of very hot water|
|evidently grass loves seeping hot water|
|interesting mineral colors|