By Diana Tellez-Muñoz, Museum Operations and Communications Intern
A well deserving summer has arrived at last after a lengthy winter. With its arrival comes a multitude of delights: the blissful heat, the invigorating beverages the quench our thirst, and the occasional unexpected downpours that bring a refreshing change.
It is a time when friends can bask in the summer sun both poolside and lakeside in freedom, well-earned after a year of diligent schoolwork. College students reunited with their families, ready to embrace the new memories about to be created in which the summer offers. The streets and mountains of the Wood River Valley become alive with the presence of people, their smiles illuminating their surroundings. Nights become lively with chatter, laughter, and some great tunes.
Despite the ever-evolving nature of our world, this cherished aspect of summer and the unmatchable allure of the Wood River Valley remain unwavering, forging an unparalleled experience found nowhere else.
So let us embrace the well-deserving summer, savoring every moment of the precious time it grants us, as we create lasting memories and cherish the beauty of the Wood River Valley, as we have for generations and in following the example of Nelson Bennet, Dotty Thomas, Bobbie Bennet, and their two unidentified female companions in the Boulder Basin area.
F02497, Union Pacific Collection, Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History.