This past Labor Day weekend, an old Army buddy from my days with the fighting 112th Public Affairs Detachment (we never retreat, we just backspace) stopped by for a few days to visit some of Idaho’s oddities. Our morning started off cold, cloudy and blustery as we visited Atomic City in the Arco Desert, Craters of the Moon National Monument, and the eccentric town of Arco, Idaho. After a really good lunch at Pickle’s Place in Arco, we headed up the valley past MacKay and did some fly fishing in the Big Lost River. The afternoon turned sunny and warm, which I attribute to us not catching the trout we could so plainly see in the river. I had one big Rainbow swim up to me in ankle-deep water, sniff my right boot, and then swim off with his back out of the water the whole time! Only in Idaho!