For spring break this year the kids came to us anxiously awaiting to hear what adventure we would be taking. Two years ago it was Disneyland. Last year it was a cruise. You can imagine their enthusiasm when we told them we were heading to Shoshone Falls and then Lava Hot Springs. Actually, they were really excited thinking these were exotic locations which involved many plane changes. When we explained that we would be driving to Twin Falls and then over towards Idaho Falls, their enthusiasm seemed to wane a little bit. However, we had one saving grace in our pocket: we were meeting our good friends, the Lancasters, over in Lava Hot Springs. When they heard this they perked right up and got excited.
Shoshone Falls was beautiful but FREEZING. They were more excited to head to Chili's and get some dinner. :)
The next day we headed over to Lava Hot Springs. We were a little nervous when we saw the hotel. I believe Ted's actual text to Frank said, "What the heck? Norman Bates says hello." Frank thought it was hilarious - the kids were a little nervous. When we emphasized that it was all part of the adventure then they managed to perk up again.
We had a great time sitting in the springs, playing games, and having the kids run back and forth between rooms was perfect for them - and us!
All in all it was a great spring break. Thanks for everything Lancasters! Our kids are already asking when we are going back!