A day at the river

Finally we had beautiful weather – and not too much wind – all day! I tried exploring the ‘Historic Downtown’ district of Idaho Falls, but didn’t find much apart from decrepit buildings and attorney offices. And a very impressive public library, but it turns out that you have to pay $64 a year for a library card. What is this strange country, that charges for public libraries? So I ended up at the river, which was perfectly lovely. I walked past a Mormon temple:

and a water tower:

but the sweetest thing I saw was this little guy:

Felix was quite impressed with the pinecone:

He’s really got the hang of grabbing onto things and stuffing them into his mouth the past couple of days, but I didn’t want him eating the pinecone  just yet. After all that activity Felix had a long sleep in his pram while I read a book beneath the trees. Bliss.

4 thoughts on “A day at the river

  1. It is an interesting journey watching Felix develop and grow before our eyes on the computer. He is a lovely little fellow and it is hard to believe that he has changed so much in what seems no time at all.

  2. Bizarre re: the library thing…is it possibly just for “temporary” or “visitor” passes? I’ve seen charges for that before, but if you approached them as just another citizen looking for a card, that $64 is troubling! We have an ENORMOUS library and you are welcome to borrow from it any time. Just let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll see if I can fish it out (most of our books are shelved 3-4 rows deep ;-). Glad you had a lovely day!

  3. yes he’s getting big! it’s strange to think he’s only been here four months, he’s such a character now…

    i’m pretty sure everyone has to pay for a library card here. i’m glad to hear this isn’t the national standard!

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