have you ever heard of a babymoon? if not, let me inform you. a babymoon is a trip parents-to-be take to get some special alone time before the baby comes, sort of like a honeymoon! you can do something fancy and romantic, laid back and luxurious, fun and eccentric, or simple.
we opted for something simple. a bus road trip sounded perfect. we packed our bags, some groceries, and our dog before heading to the sawtooth mountains. i just finished reupholstering, painting, staining, and sewing; so the bus is feeling fresh. perfect timing for a fun little babymoon.
destination: kirkham hot springs / price: $5
remember this place? you might be thinking, "what are you doing in hot water you dummy?" don't worry. i only sat in the medium pools and waded in the hot pools, and either way i wasn't soaking for too long. the river was so low there were tons of pools to choose from varying in temperature. it was perfect really.
destination: smiley creek lodge / dinner: $11
we had to stop by our beloved smiley creek. smiley creek lodge has the best milk shakes ever and new and improved burgers. their prices have jumped quite a bit, but what's a small town gonna do? it was well worth it and the chocolate oreo milkshake did not disappoint.
destination: smiley creek / activity: camping
after dinner we drove down smiley creek road for a bit into the beautiful woods. there are tons of options to camp in this area for free! we were so excited and it was so beautiful. we parked the bus next to a creek so drew could do some evening tenkara fishing while i crocheted my heart away.
we all snuggled underneath a painted night sky and called it home for the night. talk about happy campers.