Well, Steph and I made our 11th annual Tin Cup appearance this morning in Driggs park. Every non-profit in the valley had their cup out and we did what we do every time we go, eat the free breakfast. This will probably be our last event here.
I took a different approach to the Parade this year. Instead of standing midway in the madness I went to the start of the parade as it made the turn off of Elm Street on to Main Street (yes, I know…)
It worked out good, saw a couple folks and some kids that I know in the parade and I suppose because I was bare-shirted working on my tan, the Laid-Back boys tossed me a free Route 66 tee-shirt. Click the photo below to see the 132 shots I took.
Exciting times in Driggs, there’s a new Five Star restaurant starting up soon on North Main. It has a most unusual name, the Grand Teton Grill and from the looks of it, should be spectacular!
According to the sign, you should be able to get drunk with your family, and have fun!
And peeking through the window reveals the presence of world class condiments!
The water wheels are ready to roll over the
poppy barley fields so that Teton Valley can help feed Americas heroin beer addiction. Sheesh, is there really a difference?
I don’t know anything about cattle ranching, but I do know bad hay when I see it. This same ranch is notorious for cows on the road and it just seems to me they could do better. Most people in this valley cover their hay in the winter.
Many years ago a school bus driver pulled me out of a ditch a few miles down the road from here and he was telling me he lost twelve horses that day due to wet hay. But hay, what the hell do I know about it…
They’re pouring the floor for the new motel in Victor, the Cobblestone. The sun was rising and it shined a nice glow on the scene this morning.
There’s a new hotel going up in Victor called the Cobblestone. This is a pretty big deal considering the only other place in town to stay is a dive motel where you have to inquire about rooms at the 66 gas station next door.
I’ve been watching this thing develop and it looks like they’re building the elevator shaft first, and then working outward.
Pioneer Park is on the East side of Victor and it’s been around for a long time. It has a great playground, a bike park and it’s the place where Victor keeps their school busses and we keep a couple TRPTA busses there. But wait, a name change?
If you tell a local now to meet you at Sherman Park they’ll just scratch their head and say huh? But, at least they will Find Joy trying to get there…
That new building between the Dollar Store and Ace Hardware is coming right along. It’s pretty cool having buildings on both sides, you don’t have to put walls there, just build up from the middle and make the brick work match.
Yesterday it was stormy so they didn’t work, but today they put up a large piece of plastic to cover the workers. You can’t let their backs get wet!
A new buffalo statue suddenly appeared in front of the GeoTourism center today!
Steph and I did the Victor Independence Day parade today. I was determined not to stand on the front line and photograph every entry in the parade like I do every year, and I succeeded. I just laid back with the camera zoomed out so I could shoot beyond the candy heads rushing into the streets, and grabbed a few shots. I also took pleasure in knowing that I transported at least a third of the gymnastics girls from school to the gym last year and they did this old bus driver proud.
Click the photo below to see what I got…
Steph and I mosied on down to the Fairgrounds early this morning to watch the Balloon Launch. Mountain Country Propane has snagged the event away from Suburban so no free rides today. The morning was nice and the sky was clear and you can see seventy photos that I took by clicking the photo below.
Here’s Steph’s take: (Click photo for a few more…)
I made a run up into the East Valley foothills today off of 5000 S. The guy that lives up there is going blind unfortunately and the home he built to enjoy the views of the valley is now just a pain for public transportation.
This was shot from the road coming down the hill and is known as the Fox Creek area. Not sure why it’s called that, must be a creek somewhere nearby…
It’s pretty cool that I can just jump in the truck, drive a couple of miles with no traffic, and enjoy views like this off of Stateline Rd. Both shots were taken from Wyoming.