Last December I crossed the 40 year mark and my wife asked me what I wanted to do to mark the momentous occasion? Of course, being an Adventure Rider, what could be better than a 2 up Epic Journey on the Ulysses from Boise, Idaho where I reside to Glacier National Park? After a bit of convincing Mrs. Wind_Rider agreed and I started planning the trip last winter. After many anxious days July 15th finally arrived and we launched on the mighty Buellysses. Here is a picture of the happy couple just before leaving. We departed from near Twin Falls, Idaho where we left our kiddos with their Grandparents. It was great to be on the road in the perfect early morning air flying through the farmland that surrounds Twin Falls. We headed down the old Hwy 25 through Eden to 93. We rode past a recent fire just beyond Shoshone. I always enjoy going through these piles of lava rocks. The heat from the ground reached up to us. Heat would soon be our everpresent companion on this trip. The Buellyses rolled up Timberman hill and then down into the Wood River valley. We stopped for a bit at a rest area at the intersection of Hwy 75 and 20. Mrs. Wind_Rider is not accustomed to long days in the saddle so I vowed to make lots of stops to make sure that she had an enjoyable trip. We hopped back on the Buell and rode on to Sun Valley where we stopped for a bite of pizza at Smoky Mountain Pizza. Very nice. Mrs. Wind_Rider is an artist and it just happened that today was the Sun Valley Art Festival so of course we went. It was great and my wife visited with some of her artist friends. Meanwhile, the weather was heating up. The thermometer on the Buell read 100 degrees F which is very hot for this area. In the background the black clouds were boiling omniously..... We jumped back on the bike and headed up to Galena summit and the rain began to fall.... along with the temp. I thought about getting out the liners but the rain actually felt good so we rode on. We stopped at the summit and pulled off my jacket to feel the cool weather and Mrs. Wind_Rider snapped this pic before I got my helmet off. Ride the world indeed! What a view. I always stop here to take a look at the country that feeds the Salmon River. It was only 65 degrees and there was a drizzle of rain that was nice and refreshingly cool. After a short rest we were on the bike again and having a great time dodging in and out of little rain showers on Hwy 75 headed North to Salmon. We arrived at the GrayHouse B&B where we had a room booked for the night in this lovely cottage. After a short rest we rode on another 12 miles where we had dinner at a local Microbrew that had excellent beer and good food. Downtown Salmon, Idaho. The Owl club, which we did not visit. Stopped on the way back by the banks of the Salmon River. All in all, a great first day.