ANNIVERSARY TRIP, DAY 7, VICTOR, ID – TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007

GRAND TETON BREWERY

This section of my post is a little out of order. We visited the brewery last today not first. We noticed this little brewery across the street from the Teton Springs entrance. The sign said they had free tastings. Well, we are all for the free stuff. They brew  several different beers mostly in the ale-type category. They were quite good. The beers have interesting names like Bitch Creek and Mammoth Mai Bock.

John outside brewery
John outside brewery

THIS BEER’S FOR YOU

Here’s John at the tasting station. He knows a lot about beer ( a lot about a lot of other stuff, too). He and Rob, who seemed to be the owner, talked a lot of technical beer stuff. I would have been impressed but I was too busy with the tasting.

Bar man
Bar man

POPPIES

The one time we were in Vail, CO we noticed that all the flowers were really brilliant. I mean really, really brilliant. John says it has to do with the altitude. Here are some poppies in a field in Victor. They are incredibly brilliant too. Maybe not as colorful as Vail but we’re only at 6500 feet here.

Poppies
Poppies

HIGH ALTITUDE TENNIS

Both yesterday and today we went over to the club here to play a little tennis. Yesterday we bought special high altitude balls. Otherwise the balls really go flying. For a special price (read expensive) you can buy a can at the clubhouse. They are even labeled with the Teton Springs logo. Another thing that high altitude tennis does is leave you a little breathless and feeling a little nauseated. Such fun!

Special Teton balls
Special Teton balls

SERVING TIME IN IDAHO

Here’s a picture of John going up after his serve. John has less trouble with the altitude than I do. Probably because he is in better shape. I hit some serves too but I won’t let John take a picture of me doing it.

John serving
John serving

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