This post is days after the 3 one we spent together in Twin Falls, but I have been very tired and needed some time to get my brain function back.
On the 3rd morning we were going about our time getting ready to meet the day when my cell phone rang and it was Teri. She was at the local mall and had been in touch with some old church and school friends and they were anxious to reconnect with our pasts. Well we had been planning to go to a place called Castleford and walk up to the top of Balanced Rock. It is an a very unusual place and is a magnificent demonstration of this fantastic place we all call home.
Teri informed me it was snowing. "You have got to be kidding". Snowing what else can the weather man throw at us in the week we will spend together. Okay so Balanced Rock is out. There is no way any of us are prepared to spend that much time outside in the cold. So we opted to go to the mall, meet Teri and our old friends, Anne Biggs Fuller and Amy Biggs. They were just two of the Biggs kids that we went to church with. It was very nice to sit with old friends and talk about our lives and where we are today. Connie and I also did a bit a shopping while we were there looking for some shirts and things for her to take on her trip to Hawaii. We were successful in that part of our mall trip.
After our visit we made our way to the freeway to take in the sights at a wonderful quilt store in the small town of Rupert. The amount of fabric is hard to take in on a single visit or even several visits. Connie, Carol and I were in a little bit of heaven. All that fabric much of it Moda was fun to walk through, touch, smell, and wonder. I bought the fabric for Matt and Lindsay a wedding quilt. I even went to far as to buy a kit to make Carol a quilt for her trailer. Okay, okay is you have seen my sewing room I really don't need to buy any more fabric but I wanted to so I did. I think we were there for about 2 or 3 hours and it was just not enough to see all of it. Connie wants to come back over to Idaho and do another visit to the "Gathering Place" quilt store in Rupert.
Now it was time to find Highway 30 and make our way to Burley. I drove west along the highway not positive about where I was heading. I am more than willing to admit that I am not very familiar with the Burley area. Claude and Ella Bryant lived there years ago and may still for all I know. Ella is the daughter of Mom Uncle John who is the brother of her Mom. Seeing people was not the purpose of our visit, it was a side benefit however. We found Hwy. 30 and drove till we found the corner the Bryant's lived on. Boy so much had changed on that corner. I was amazed how close to the railroad tracks the house was. I do not remember the train tracks at all. The house seems so close the road but I am sure this too is skewed by the minds of a little girls. In that trip from Rupert to Burley we got hailed on blown all over the road. We drove back to Twin Falls on Hwy 30. We stopped off at Teri's apartment to drop her off, pick up the asparagas we had picked and head toward our hotel. We decided to drive the Pole Line Road. From Blue Lakes Blvd. we turned west onto Pole Line and headed toward Filer. We turned on Washington south to what was called way back when Lover's Lane. We pulled into the now developed area and got out of the car. We marveled at the change in where the Pererine Coolie is and how much it had changed. So much so that it is hardly recognizable. The place we used to live and spend so many great hours was long gone replaced by a hotel. The tall white with red topped posts we used to sit on also long gone. From there we had to go back toward town so we could by pass the Pole Line Rd. it is undergoing a massive overhaul and the road does not exist. We drove to Filer on the four lane road we also used to live on, that house is also gone but a tree marks the spot. Kinda of like x marks the spot on a treasure map. Getting in Filer we went by the house the Louise Partin lived in, down to the main street and east to the Filer Fair Grounds. The Twin Falls County Fair and Rodeo also holds many many fond memories for all of us. We loved to go help Mom and Dad in the First Baptist Church Booth. In those days there were tons of things to do that did not cost anything and the food was plentiful and such good stuff. The front gate has not changed in all these years. Well something we recognized. I continued north to connect with Pole Line Rd from that end of it. Well how do you like that I could only go a couple of miles. It was closed from that way also. Dog gone it, might as well go back to the hotel and then go have a nice dinner because we were all really ready to go home. We went to a place called Idaho Joes. Dinner was nice, nothing to spendy but it was good and it was hot. We went back to the hotel and settled in for the night. I will save the journey home for a day later or so. I am tired and need to call it a day.
It is awfully quiet around here tonight. Carol and Cecil left and took with time Connie. I miss them and sure do wish one of more of my sisters lived very close to me. So for tonight sleep tight all and I love you all.