Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Adventures of Island Park

Michael and I stayed in Island Park at Gram's Cabin for a weekend getaway. My friend, Corinne Packard Hoskin, was getting married in Rexburg and we thought we'd attend the reception. However, our plans were disrupted by the fact that I forgot the wedding invitation with the address--we drove around Rigby, ID for about 2 hours trying to find the reception. We even resorted to following cars with people that were dressed in Sunday Clothes (which worked for the most part--we found a wedding reception, but it just wasn't hers)! After that we headed back to Island Park to roast marshmallows and eat s'mores!! The next morning we were watching a relaxing 'Flick when a BAT (flying rodent) came flying downstairs! Michael had me hide in the bathroom while he tried to coax it outside (I didn't want to miss out on all the fun, so I dressed in a big coat and hat, Michael was wearing sheets--it was hilarious--we didn't want to get any diseases). The bat flew back upstairs into a closet. Michael covered the closet with another sheet and was going to turn on the light so it would fly out and we could catch it and take it outside. I wanted to check how the lights turned on in the closets so I tested it in the other closet, a few seconds later the bat flew out and went downstairs--and finally found its way outside! HOORAY--you could call us the Bat Team (hurry Michael, to the Bat-mobile)! We sure loved spending time together, especially away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. We also got to visit Jenna and her family in Rexburg (my best friend from High School), feed fish and muskrats at Big Springs (pictured above), attend church at the A-frame, and go for a small hike through the forest. Michael is my best friend. We had so much fun--I am so happy to be with him for eternity!