Friday, September 20, 2019

Sun Valley Diary 7


Ketchum

The picturesque little town on the lap of the emerald green rolling mountain always reminds the name Ernest Hemingway to the Hemingway readers. No, I didn’t read much of his works. I only read “The Old Man and the Sea” during my early teens, that remained in my memory. But I didn’t know that in his final years he lived in Ketchum. Before going for the Sun Valley trip, I rented few of his books from library. After reading few books, and his life story I was kind of overwhelmed. In his remarkable life he penned down some of greatest novel of the century, travelled many places around the world, worked as journalist in war-trodden Spain, but killed himself at the end. I sometimes wonder, why he  killed himself, was he loosing his ability to produce great works, I don’t know. 


So, in my itinerary I kept Hemingway memorial. The quiet memorial is sitting in amid nature, where you can find beautiful Procter loop for hiking. After visiting the memorial we took a walk there. Though we didn't cover the whole loop, but it was nice walk on a sunny day. Here I want to mention one thing, that Hemingway memorial  and Hemingway grave are not in same place.  If you want to visit his grave, you ned to go Ketchum cemetery. 


As it was our last day in Sun Valley, I kept it low and more relaxing, keeping in mind a 100 miles drive on next day. Ketchum is a typical tourist town. You can find beautiful boutiques to great eatery. If you are a foodie, please check the restaurants there before going. We took a Ketchum map from a Starbucks. We actually wanted to visit the Sun Valley Museum in Ketchum. That little museum provides all the information about the place. 

Early 20th century the small ranching community was transformed into the exotic ski resort by Union Pacific  Railway to increase commuters. Since then, Sun Valley emerge as a ski destination with world class facilities.
Union Pacific railway model

The Sun Valley Museum has three parts. First part is about how was the life before the settlers came. Second part is the Ski, and Hemingway Museum. There you can learn how the ski technology has evolved over the time. As Hemingway lived there in his final years, you can learn about him and his life there.
Hemingway Typewriter

We took a little more time to read all the plaques there. We finished everything by afternoon, and decided to go back and stay indoor rest of the evening. 

Those 3 days whirlwind tour in Sun Valley is memorable. One of my friends mentioned me to visit Sun Valley during Christmas. May be in future we will try to that.



15 comments:

Pink Rose said...

Hi Krishna lovely pics xx

Fun60 said...

It is not a place I am familiar with so I enjoyed reading your post. Interesting Hemingway connection.

camdandusler said...

What a nice post 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

Mirtillo14 said...

Interessante ! Io credo di non aver letto niente di Hemingway! Bello, un post molto bello e interessante. Saluti

Teresa said...

Me encanta Hemingway, he leído varios libros de él. Sería un placer visitar el museo. Besitos.

NanaDiana said...

I know- that is so sad, isn't it? Papa Hemingway! He was such a fantastic writer. I know that he was in two almost fatal plane crashes and I think he was in pain for the rest of his life. He must have been a tortured soul. xo Diana

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely scenery. Wonderful visit to the Sun Valley Museum.

Federica Di Nardo said...

Beautiful! *_*

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Elena M said...

Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-) 

shwet said...

this place look really cool and calm. and about this story its sad that he killed himself.i wish to read his books.
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Bea Lopes said...

Too vintage, how I love it!, the pictures are beautiful, thanks so much for shared that with us, I hope you had a good time there.

-GEEKY FREAKY.

Nancy Chan said...

Love the lake and its surrounding scenery in the last photo.

Jeanie said...

This is a perfect photo for the first day of fall!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful photos! Love the vintage typewriter!!Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Beca said...

So interesting. I would love to learn more about Hemmingway. That was a nice educational trip. A great way to spend a few days.
xx Beca

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