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…

Shoshone Falls

After a particularly stressful week of work, Veronica and I decided we wanted to get out into nature a bit. So on a random Sunday we drove to Twin Falls, Idaho, to check out Shoshone Falls. There aren’t a lot of waterfalls in our part of Idaho, and since we already visited Jump Creek Falls…

Jump Creek Falls

When I told my wife there was a waterfall less than 20 miles from our house, I don’t think she believed me. Nampa is, afterall, rather flat. Maybe not West Texas flat, but it’s in the ballpark. Plus it is a bit of an arid desert and only has water because of a massive irrigation…