A long drive through not very much
Northern Utah into SW Idaho is not a particularly pretty drive – it’s a lot of very flat, very grey land. But there were a few bright spots. Not far from the border, in an area that claims itself to be the middle of nowhere, I find a treasure.
Molly’s Café is an old-fashioned diner. A long counter with red stools and red leatherette booths; home-made everything including pies! (I had it all!)
City of Rocks, Twin Falls, Idaho
For my friends, the movie reference for this place would be a rocky, less verdant version of ‘the Shire’ in the movie, The Hobbit. The granite rock formations here resemble many things (bunnies, baboons, elephants, and yes – Hobbit Houses).
City of Rocks was originally a stop on the California Trail – for immigrants and gold-rush pioneers. Now, it’s apparently a very fine rock-climbing venue.
This is just one of the signatures pioneers placed along the way. Most are fading now but this one is still pretty clear.