We continued along in Idaho with our next stop being a spot we have passed a few times and never taken in – Shoshone Falls. Very impressive.
We are informed that Shoshone Falls are actually TALLER than Niagara Falls!
After visiting there we pushed on and began to put our thinking caps on in the way that when the right place to rest our heads for the night should turn up we would be ready. We then came across this refreshing place – Miracle Hot Springs. The sign on the highway did not in any way indicate such a unique facility was waiting for our comfort!
The water was beautifully clean and warm and… soft and velvety, really. Its the first time we’ve noticed a silky feel to the water at a hot springs.
Next to the main pool is this covered in area which has hotter water piped in.
There are 15 smaller private soaking pools, each with adjustable temperatures and changing rooms, available on a first come, first serve basis.
Four VIP pools are designed for larger groups and can be reserved in advance. After every use, each private pools is drained, cleaned and refilled with fresh water.
And if this were not enough…
There are “domes” which can be rented out – accomodation. The two on the bottom are like hotel suites – they come with beds and all the luxuries. There is another one which has matts provided, you bring your own bedding. The one pictured at the top is a “group” dome. Entire groups of people can stay in this one. Looks like fun!
I admit I thought this was to be a joke – to add some spice, but it appears it really is so!
There are actually three large alligators (in what I thought was a small :( area for these wonderful creatures. They do look well cared for I admit and I understand they were either brought in or rescued from the New Orleans area. At any rate, one is invited to view them being fed. I think my honey thinks I’m like one of these grouchy beasts when I get up in the morning some days. Well, till I’ve had my coffee and square of chocolate every day. I know, I’m bad.
There are pretty touches everywhere and the prices are very reasonable. Wish we had a facility like this just down the road from us, specially in the middle of snowy old winter. Perhaps when we retire we will travel around to all the hot springs in the middle of the blizzards and write a book about it. If you would like to know more about Miracle Hot Springs just click on the the pretty flower photo.
And while we were away I whiled away some hours and miles down the highways tatting up my first ever doily. Its far from perfect but I was so glad I did it.
And since I’ve been home I took the opportunity to tat a button pattern. I got the pattern created by Lisa C. Trumble from the This and Tat blog – you can find it by clicking on the button tatting photo. This website is chock full of good lessons and ideas. I am not sure what I will use this for but its very cool I think. Its giving me ideas. Thats dangerous.