We’ve Em”bark”ed…

… on a road trip. Carson has finally gotten old enough to be relief driver, although it can get hairy when he stands up in the front seat.

Our first stop was Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Not only did we have a super dinner at Sweetwater Restaurant (which I just reviewed on TripAdvisor), but we discovered a coffee and pastry shop, Dolce, noted for its homemade donuts: a must-visit. I wish it had been the right time of day to indulge in one of my all time favorite comfort foods, grilled cheese, another of their specialties.


Feisty as he is, Carson met his match in one of the locals on Jackson Town Square, although it appeared both were wary of one other.

We thought it best to move on, so left The Cowboy State for Idaho to explore Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (also reviewed on TripAdvisor). The visitor center had an informative exhibit about the volcanic eruptions that occurred to form the lava landscape. Rather than hike it all, we took the seven-mile drive in the park, stopping to explore only the “Spatter Cones” area.

The signpost above displayed what had happened 2,000 years ago to form the spatter cones, and the picture below tells the story of its appearance in 2012. I’m the little speck just right of top center.

It was time to leave, so we pointed our car in the direction of Idaho Falls. Not long after, I marveled at the fiery resemblance between the nighttime sky and Idaho two millennia ago.

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About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle (amzn.to/1RtRBwp) and print (amzn.to/1OiGlUU) versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at www.triciapimental.com and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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2 Responses to We’ve Em”bark”ed…

  1. bobbie mooney says:

    can carson teach my 5 to drive? too cute .you do have a way with words

  2. Lynne Baker says:

    Please keep these updates coming! Not only great to “track” your trip but I’m learning some American history!

    Godspeed, mon amie,

    Lynner

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