Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Our second camping trip of the year … ahhhh, I love camping. My hubs organizes the trip every May for our friends, this being our fourth — two at the Carmella RV Park and the last two years at Three Island Crossing. This year there were 12 of us. If you are looking to get out-of-town for a nice long weekend, why not try Glenns Ferry — and if you are looking for the Winery (like we do the first night every year), just follow the signs to a good time.

To good friends, good food … and a glass of vino or two at the Carmella Winery Restaurant.

Carmella — where you always leave happier than when you first came.

Some of the guys and gals golf every year. This is the Friday morning gang ready to go.

For the shutter bugs like Kathy J. and I, there are lots of interesting things to photograph in Glenns Ferry. We had two perfectly sunny days so I bumped up the contrast on my camera and went to town – literally. Small towns have it all — you just have to look for it (and walking everywhere helps when you stop at the Fudge Factory before heading back.) The first few photos are of the old grain company right next to the train tracks where old welcomes the new.

Trains can be heard most mornings and nights in Glenns Ferry — until you go to photograph them then they are no where in sight. On Saturday we walked to a little street market and here she came. Kathy and I raannn and were able to pop off one or two quick pics.

I hear the train a comin’
It’s rollin’ ’round the bend,
And I ain’t seen the sunshine,
Since, I don’t know when,
I’m stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin’ on,
But that train keeps a-rollin’,
On down to San Antone Glenns Ferry.

Across from the tracks is a little seed store and we lucked out in that they started pulling out their carts of flowers. This one is over-exposed 2 clicks (+.07) to wash out where the old building meets the sidewalk.

My friends helped me with a photo-art-alphabet-project I’ve been working on. Isn’t this just the best “M”?

Old cars and lilacs can be found all over town. Remember the Ford Falcon?

This is a monumental location of Idaho where the pioneers used to cross the river at Three Island. Some old wagons are still scattered around town. This particular one is found on Airport Road.

I have “cool” friends who are usually pretty good sports about getting in the picture. We had a great time exploring down by the railroad tracks. Love you guys!

And they are such good sports too. (Come on, you have to think this is funny.)

At the campground, we had a beautiful view. The huge migrating pelicans were in town for the week (sounds like they were there on vacation), and could be spotted flying over or on the river. I should have borrowed one of Kathy J. great pictures because I didn’t get any decent ones of my own. The squirrels were friendly, and the games were many.

And if you get to Glenns Ferry, be sure to stop and say hello to Peanut and Butter — two little long-haired Shetland ponies that live near the Winery. If you say hello, they may just say hello back.

Kathy Jones - May 17, 2011 - 6:00 PM

Great pictures Mary. I love how you work with the colors – and I loved the flower cart and how you overexposed it but kept the cart in full color! You will have to teach me some of your tricks on the computer!

Your Man - May 17, 2011 - 6:27 PM

I just love seeing all of our friends having a great time, That’s what’s it’s all about. Love ya all Mikey !

Linda - May 17, 2011 - 8:14 PM

I guess I don’t know why I’m always surprised by the beauty of your photos (except for the ones you have to take with me in them–sorry I’m such a poor subject). Beautiful memories–thanks for photographic chronicle of our time together. - May 17, 2011 - 8:26 PM

You guys always lift me up with your comments. I am “trying” to stretch myself this last year and am feeling good about some of the payoffs. Yeh! As for you Linda – whatever!!! It was me and my shaky hand that left your photo behind. Kathy J. you can come over anytime you want for some “basic” computer editing lessons because I have much to learn about PhotoShop myself. It’s all a process.

Laura Higgs - May 18, 2011 - 6:14 PM

You should be entering your photos in contests if you are not already!

Diane - May 23, 2011 - 4:07 PM

Mary beautiful photo’s you are awesome. Very fun weekend thanks for the memories and laughs. And golfing was a BLAST!!!!!

Julie - May 24, 2011 - 8:17 AM

Wow! Mary you have such a great eye for pictures! I really like the train! Your photos are remarkable! Also, thank you all very much for including us in this awesome weekend getaway, we enjoyed it! - May 24, 2011 - 8:37 AM

Thank you Julie! I had so many pictures from that weekend and I appreciated you sharing which was your favorite. Sorry I missed saying goodbye … seems to be a pattern with me lately. We enjoyed your company and wish all good things for your daughter’s upcoming wedding.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary - May 24, 2011 - 8:44 AM

I may have to get in on the golf game next year since I hear too much fun associated with it … or is it with the people who play it? Yea, that’s probably it.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

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