After leaving Boise, Idaho, on our drive back to Connecticut in September, we decided to take a 45-minute detour to check out Craters of the Moon National Monument. Neither of us had ever been to that portion of Idaho, and didn't know if we would ever be back. When deciding to take unfamiliar roads, you never know whether you are going to be bored to tears or see outstanding scenery. As you can see from this photo taken somewhere on Route 20, we were blessed with the latter. The low-hanging fog set a great mood for the mountains and rolling hills. Of course, the light and shadow play also helped.