My poor husband had had it at work (and at home) and decided we should take a long weekend road trip. We once passed through a town named Ashton in Idaho and had stayed in a cute cabin and so we decided to head that way. The town on first glimpse looks a little boring, but had hidden treasures. One was the Frostop Drive In that was really the most adorable and delicious diner.
We followed the river road there and saw tons of beautiful wildlife: bald eagles, bluebirds, yellow and orange tanager birds, deer, etc. It was so lovely, we went two days in a row. The third day we went into Montana to search for antique stores (great ones in Driggs) and to Virginia City. What a great old West ghost town turned into a boutique and museum heaven! In the window of one museum were the items found behind an old wall. Note the mouse mummy!
We ate at a yummy cafe/antique store where the owner told us about the local hauntings. She said a lady with "the vision" from NY told her that the strange sound of a bell that they were always hearing was from the ghost of a little girl who rides her little bicycle back and forth inside of her store. GULP! Above the town are two Boot Hill Cemetaries. The first one contains the bodies of 5 outlaws road agents who were hung inside one of the buildings inside the city. I found miniature cemetary off to the side reserved for mouse outlaw rodent agents! Someone shares my cracked sense of humor.
We had a great time, my husband is no longer knocking the hats off passerbys (read Moby Dick for reference) and I would highly recommend traveling into Idaho and Montana for a great time!