This was one of those times when you think do we or don’t we knock on these stanger’s door and stay for three days? Well we took a deep breath and knocked on the door!

We are so glad that we knocked on that door.

Before we left Australia these wonderful people asked what we would like to do while visiting, Mel, never having used a firearm, said he would love to have a try. I really wanted to go whitewater rafting.

So our adventure started!

Mel had never fired a weapon so it was off  to a private shooting range where we shot targets with a .22 then a .30 apparently powerful enough to bring down a bear, That thing demolished the targets. Finally clay pigeons with a shotgun. The shoulder still aches but what a great afternoon it was. Oh yes! Mel bulls eyed and took down (weapons talk) a couple of clay pigeons.

Our next adventure was white water rafting on the Snake River which flows down from Yellowstone National Park. Another first for us and it sure energised the juices flowing, as we made our way to the “”Big Kahuna” and then the “California” rapids. The snow melt water was icy as we churned our way through. Successfully negotiated it was all paddles in the air for a paddle slap (white water rafting talk), thanks to Justin. The sun came out the cold left our bodies and the adrenalin slowly eased.

To complete a wonderful three day visit our wonderful hosts took us on a drive through their local places. We visited the enchanting cabin of  Johnny Sack. Johnny built the cabin and all the furniture by hand. The workmanship was truly amazing and wonderful that it has been listed as a significant historical places.

Cheers Mel & Chris