Meet Idaho

Idaho Train Ride

July 31, 2014

My sister, Terry, niece, Joanna, and grandniece, Sunniva are visiting us in Idaho. They live in Ohio – not Iowa – not Idaho – Ohio. They graciously reserved a train ride along the Payette River in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho for all of us and my mom. The Thunder Mountain Line dates back more than a century. Think […]

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Idaho Nepotism

March 28, 2014

My brother-in-law is an Idaho native. Unlike much of the country, he knows the difference between Idaho and Iowa. Mike is all that is good about Idaho. He respects and appreciates the natural beauty Idaho has to offer. In addition to his day job, Mike is a writer. What’s not to like, right? A Secret […]

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Idaho at Play

April 11, 2013

Once people figure out where Idaho is, they typically want to know what there is to do in Idaho. The answer is – plenty. Idaho Work and Play gave you a peek of the Work side of Idaho (from my perspective). This post shares some of the Play side of Idaho. Let the games begin. […]

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Idaho Work and Play

March 21, 2013

The dichotomy that is Idaho may be best illustrated by a state divided into two time zones. Most of Idaho is on Mountain West time Northern Idaho lives under Pacific time This is but one example of Idaho’s uniqueness. Ancient History In 1975, I followed my parents, our family dog, and two of my younger siblings […]

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Christmas Star on Steroids

December 19, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I always love seeing the extent to which people decorate their homes for the holidays. I wanted to find one here in Idaho and discovered this home from Blackfoot, Idaho. In my quest to introduce you to Idaho, the following are a few tidbits on Blackfoot, Idaho. Blackfoot is […]

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Fall in Boise-Not a Bad Training Ground

October 24, 2012

Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. It’s not too hot or too cold (usually). And the colors are fabulous. Until they end up all over the ground But, we’ll pretend we don’t know that part The other bonus I have is I am typically training for my 60-mile, 3-Day Walk for the […]

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Maybe It’s Not Location-Location-Location

July 19, 2012

 An Idaho morning If you would have told me five years ago my home location would be Boise, Idaho, I would have called the men in the white coats. Maybe for me instead of you. I was born in the Midwest But, lived most of my life in California A good portion in lovely San Diego […]

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First Snow of the Season Unites Snow and Beach Bunnies

January 18, 2012

  It’s been an abysmal start to the ski season in Idaho. 6 resorts are opened 1 is partially opened 2 resorts are temporarily closed 3 are closed Hopefully, that is about to change – at least in Boise. It’s snowing…and…snowing… Let it Snow Our local ski area, Bogus Basin, has yet to open. That’s a tough […]

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Who Knew the Typical Tourist Was From Idaho?

December 14, 2011

  I lived blocks from the Pacific Ocean for over 25 years. Every winter my friends and I would laugh at the Typical Tourist. Running along the shore barefoot Wearing a t-shirt and shorts Or worse – a bathing suit as they dove into the frigid water And there we were – dressed like Nanook of the […]

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Training in Idaho: The Video

November 3, 2011

It is a little over two weeks before my 8th 3-Day, 60 Mile Walk for the Cure. I started training in June – hey, these old muscles need waking up. I went from walking along the ocean in San Diego when I lived there to actual seasons and rural areas of Idaho. This short video […]

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