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…

Halverson Lake

I lived in Nampa for roughly eight years and yet never seemed to do any outdoors activities when I was here. And it is not because of a lack of things to do. I heard a statistic recently that 80 percent of all roads in Idaho are unpaved. If you want to get away from…

An afternoon in downtown Boise

When I told friends I was moving to the Boise area, the general reaction was not good. Jokes about it being a backwater, hillbilly state; or stuff about the white supremacists (wrong part of the state, jerks); or just not being as cool as the Puget Sound (well, duh!). But like I’ve been explaining my…

Idaho Botanical Garden’s Winter Garden aGlow

One part of moving that you don’t really think about until the holidays roll around is family traditions. Some family traditions continue no matter where you live – when you open gifts, where you celebrate Christmas Day, what you eat, etc. Other traditions can’t easily be replicated everywhere. For example, it’s difficult to find a…

Garden Haul

This summer has been pretty amazing for our little garden. At the start of summer, we had plenty of peas, garlic, and herbs like cilantro, parsley, sage, dill and mint. But now we are keeping steady with pole beans, zucchini (so much zucchini), cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. It has been a real effort to keep…