Sun Valley

Fred and I spent a few days at an event in Sun Valley this past week.  We had been there once before with the family skiing.  Not easy to get to but once you do it is well worth the travel.  It is just beautiful. 

We decided to do a little exploring one morning.  When Fred and I graduated college we drove around the country for six weeks.  Our small adventure brought me back to that although we weren't camping out at a Motel 6 and existing on cheese and crackers. 

We had breakfast at Christina's.  Definitely the best place in town.  Christina has put out three cookbooks.  The food is delicious.  Fred went with Christinas eggs.  House made bread toasted with crispy spinach, roasted tomatoes, poached eggs, shaved Parmesan and basil over the top.  Fred opted out of the drizzled balsamic that went with it. 

I went with my standard, poached eggs with some toast served with fresh jam and honey butter.  We sat outside in the backyard.  Really nice.

Inside the restaurant are a few cases.  One of cheeses and salads another of desserts and the last of huge beautiful breads.  I couldn't help but buy a few things for the road. 

We traveled up the road and stopped in an annual summer art show.  Here are the highlights.  Custom metal work.


Blown glass for olive oil jars.

Antler chandeliers

Paintings of beer bottles.

Local food trucks, of course.

Then we drove up into the mountains.  This is the view from the road.  Pretty breathtaking.

This is another angle where you can see the snow covered mountains in the background.

Always good to get away and see another part of the world.  I am sure we will be back. 

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Comments (Archived):

  1. William Mougayar

    Great pics. So beautiful.

  2. Marjan Ghara

    Which did you like better: the winter or summer?

    1. Gotham Gal

      good question. i prefer the ski resorts in winter.

  3. Howard L Morgan

    Jealous, it does look great

    1. Gotham Gal


  4. TanyaMonteiro

    The Antler Chandeliers reminded me of these Painted Antlers by @ses&jenstylefiles

  5. awaldstein

    Great skiing spot. Good vertical drops.Never been in the summer.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Yes and everything is pitched. Good for boarders

      1. awaldstein

        This was the second place I skied as a beginner. Freaked me out.Now–bring it on!

        1. Gotham Gal


  6. pointsnfigures

    go for the skiing, stay for the summers.