Wednesday, July 13, 2005

On vacation

The pneumonia is gone just in time for our vacation!

I'm in the midst of two positively lazy weeks in Idaho, my favorite place in the whole world. We lived in several different places when I was growing up - West Virginia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California - but Idaho is the one I consider home. I love the high desert landscape of wide open blue skies hanging over grassland fringed with the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The air is dry and hot here in summer (102 degrees yesterday!), but there is shade in Boise's many parks, plenty of museums to visit, and you can always float the river on an inner tube to cool off.

Though we won't make it there this trip, the Teton Mountains are absolutely spectacular.

McCall, situated on Payette Lake, is a boating, hiking, and in the winter, skiing, mecca for the state.

Of course, everyone knows the glitterati have moved in and taken over Sun Valley, the country's premiere ski resort, but it's still beautiful scenery.

Hopefully the weather is going to cool down just a little so we can go do some outdoor things. The girls want to go rockhunting (Idaho is the Gem State, after all), and Emma is going to learn to fish. There are also the standard trips to the Zoo, Botanical Garden, and Science Museum.

I'll try to send a postcard or two. See you soon.


Debra Broughton said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better. Have a great holiday.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks Debra!