Gardening in Idaho

Can you believe it has been nearly a year since I last blogged about our garden? A lot has changed in the past year. The biggest change is that we are no longer growing food in Western Washington. Since our move to Southwest Idaho, we have been learning all about growing food in the high…

There is just something about that view

Add the Sawtooth Mountains to the list of views I’ll never forget. There is something magical about driving on a road and suddenly you get a stellar view. It can be of mountains or a skyline or water or a big valley. On a recent camping trip near Stanley, Idaho, we were rocking along Highway…

Alturas Lake Inlet camping trip

On one hand, we had to cut our recent camping trip in half because we weren’t properly prepared. So, it might seem as though it was a waste of a weekend. On the other hand, the country was so beautiful that it didn’t matter to us that we essentially drove 6.5 hours round trip just…

Historic Boise Depot

One of my favorite things about Boise is the Capitol building located in the heart of downtown. Even though it is starting to get hidden a bit as Boise becomes a real city and grows up as much as out, when you catch glimpses of the building it is stunning. On a recent Sunday afternoon,…

Mission San Juan Capistrano

One of the things I hated about living in the Seattle area was earthquakes and the constant fear of the big one. Since moving to Idaho, I realized now I mainly have to worry about man-made disasters – or droughts or wildfires I suppose – rather than Mother Nature trying to kill me. So, while…

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

What do you do when you visit Anaheim, Calif., but aren’t going to Disneyland? Well, besides joining 35,000 other Yankees fans to watch your favorite nine wreck the Angels, I’d suggest visiting the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. At the recommendation of a message board I frequent, my parents – Randy and Robbie – Veronica and…